'Captain Marvel' starts filming, Clark Gregg role confirmed


Not everyone stays dead forever in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it becomes a whole lot easier if new movies are set in the past.

Some other big news revolves around the release of the film's entire cast list. Gregg played Agent Coulson in Marvel's The Avengers and reprised his role in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Clark Gregg is known for playing Agent Phil Coulson in the MCU, and supposedly was killed off in 2012's "The Avengers". Including Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace, who played Kree warriors in Guardians of the Galaxy is a nice touch, too. Both characters were introduced in "Guardians of the Galaxy", so it's safe to say they'll survive the Kree-Skrull war that will be explored in "Captain Marvel". Many are hypothesizing that this film will reveal some unknown secrets about the MCU from the '90s.

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019 from Marvel Studios which, like ABC News, is owned by Disney. Larson has been working for months learning how to fly, so check out this first photo from set today below and further down, see Larson's post from her training.

Oscar victor Brie Larson will star as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien in an accident and subsequently acquires superpowers. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) will direct the Captain Marvel movie from a script by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who replaces the exiting team of Nicole Perlman (who famously helped develop Guardians of the Galaxy for the screen) and Meg LeFauve (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Inside Out). This makes sense since Captain Marvel is a period piece that takes place in the 1990s. These two characters, however, clashed over the use of the Orb, once they recovered it from Star-Lord. Given that we're also going to see Samuel L. Jackson as a young Nick Fury, it seems fitting that we'd also get a young version of his co-recruiter Agent Coulson.

Alongside the principal photography start announcement, Marvel also dropped this image of Brie Larson and Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, during the star's recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character.