6:15pm PT by Mia Galuppo , Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: 'Captain Marvel' Reveals Villains and '90s Setting
Captain Marvel is taking it back to the '90s.
During Marvel's Hall H presentation Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel head Kevin Feige announced that the studio's first female-led MCU stand-alone pic would be taking place in the 1990s with a two-eyed Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, joining the action.
Captain Marvel will star Brie Larson and is set to be directed by the duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind).
Feige also announced the film's villains: The Skrulls.
The Skrulls are an early invention in Marvel's comic book universe, debuting in 1961's Fantastic Four No. 2. A race of shape-changing aliens, the comic book mythology has them perpetually at war with the Kree, another race of aliens who happened to create the technology that gave Carol Danvers superpowers in the first place.
Captain Marvel has a release date of March 8, 2019.