Now that Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp is out Marvel will be jumping into high gear promoting their next film, Captain Marvel. The film will see the origins of Captain Marvel and will be set in the 90’s. And given that many of the actors will look a bit too old for the period, and now Kevin Feige has confirmed how they will handle this.
Starring alongside Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel the film will feature Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Clark Gregg who will finally return to the big screen as Phil Coulson. But the main issue is the actors are a bit too old to play their younger selves during the 90’s, so to tackle this Feige has revealed they will digitally de-age the actors for the whole film.
During an interview with Slashfilm, Feige stated,
“Well, I think having the option is pretty amazing. And I think having the technology and even without spoiling anything, Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now that takes, where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie [Captain Marvel]. So that’ll certainly be the one–“
“And Coulson. So that’ll be the first one where it’s a character for the whole movie, as opposed to a glimpse at a certain period of time. It’s the whole movie. So it’s possible, assuming that works. It’s possible. It’s very good when you are starting by the way with somebody like Michelle Pfeiffer or Michael Douglas or for that matter Sam Jackson or Clark Gregg. All four of them–“
At first, this could seem a bit worrying for the film but given the studios use of it in the past it will most likely look great. Marvel has previously digitally de-aged their actors for brief scenes, including Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. And this will be the first time it has been used for a long duration of time, assuming they will appear in the film for an extended period.
But ultimately we will have to wait for the first look at the film before we can pass any judgment on the de-aged characters. So, for now, stay tuned to SuperBroMovies for any updates.
Captain Marvel releases in theaters March 6, 2019.
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.