Marvel Entertainment has just announced that filming has officially begun on Disney and Marvel’s 21st feature film in the ever-growing expanse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As it seems, Disney still has a lot of plans for the MCU after The Avengers: Infinity War, and seeing one of the comic books’ icons come alive in the big screen is something that the MCU creative people have already lined-up. Earlier today, Inside the Magic reported that Brie Larson, who will be playing the titular role of MCU’s first main heroine Captain Marvel, have begun researching on the character of Carol Danvers at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Additional reports from Screen Rant details Captain Marvel’s official synopsis, and other MCU characters that will make a comeback in this next MCU film. According to Marvel Entertainment’s official press release, Captain Marvel’s story will be a prequel of sorts, set in the 1990s and more specifically, to the events leading to the first Guardians of the Galaxy film.
“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
We will also see the return of several MCU characters including Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Phil Coulson (reprised by Clark Gregg), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou). We will also see Jude Law taking on the role of Walter Lawson (aka the Kree hero Mar-Vell), and yet to be revealed roles for Lashana Lynch (Brotherhood), and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One).
Hearing what lies ahead for MCU’s Captain Marvel, and how it is placed in MCU’s timeline before the significant events of the first Iron Man film and GOTG, I couldn’t help but be excited on the possible LEGO tie-in sets that will come together with this film before its expected release by March next year. Since we know that several MCU characters will be returning, and that they were already featured in some LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set, then it is not far-fetched to consider that they will be returning, with new LEGO sets added to their belts.
First off, it will be nice to see a particular set devoted to Agent Coulson and Nick Fury. As of the moment, we only have the Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077) that includes this particular S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, while the latter can be found in Spider-Man: Spider Cycle Chase (76004) and humongous SHIELD Helicarrier (76042). It will be great to see both of them in a single set.
Like Agent Coulson, the judicial Kree officer Ronan the Accuser can only be found on one set which is 2014’s The Milano Spaceship Rescue (76021). Though we still yet to see a Korath minifigure, we can somehow expect the possibility that a minifig and a set dedicated to him may likewise be in the works already.
Since it was already announced that the Kree hero Mar-Vell will also make an appearance, then it is very possible that we will be seeing a minifig rendition of him as well, perhaps together with Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel minifigure. For the latter, it is not a long shot to consider that LEGO designers might render her in minifigure form, taking its cue from earlier images of Brie Larson donning a green, superhero suit as you can see below.
These are just some of my initial thoughts based on what Marvel Entertainment has revealed thus far, and whatever LEGO has cooked up for its future LEGO Marvel Superhero sets, I’m positive that it is as equally awesome as the MCU film themselves. For the meantime, let’s enjoy our LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War sets, as we wait for MCU’s culminating film next month.