Filming for Captain Marvel has begun!

2018-03-27 11:39

Cape Town – Filming for the much anticipated origin story of Captain Marvel has begun. 

Disney and Marvel announced on Monday that principal photography for the movie starring Brie Larson has kicked off. 

Marvel announced the news on Twitter alongside a picture of Larson and Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt. 

Larson reposted the picture on Instagram with a heartfelt note.

She wrote: “I got to learn from the best. Meet Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. I had the pleasure of spending time with her and many other badass, fascinating, and deeply hilarious pilots on a recent visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Thank you for helping me get closer to core of Carol Danvers aka #CaptainMarvel. Thank you @marvel for bringing us together. Higher further faster more! (sic)”

E! Online reports that the film will be shot in and around the greater Los Angeles area. 

According to the official synopsis, the film follows Carol Danvers (Larson) "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, it will take fans on an "adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

Joining the cast are fan favourites Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) and Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).

Other cast members already announced include: Samuel L Jackson and Jude Law. 

Meanwhile, Larson has been getting into shape to take on the superhero role. 

The actress posted a video on Instagram in which she did some mean pull-ups.

She captioned it: “9 months of training really does some stuff to your body.”

9 months of training really does some stuff to your body ?????? #mondaymotivation

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