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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Production has begun on Disney and Marvel’s latest MCU picture, Captain Marvel, and while we’ve known this for some time, the studio finally saw the news fit to print. According to them, the production will shoot mostly in Los Angeles, but will also utilize Fresno, California, as well as Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.

But these weren’t the big reveals in the press release. On the list of starring actors were Clark Gregg and Lee Pace. Avengers fans will recognize Gregg as the actor who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, who seemingly passed in the film, only to return in his own TV show on ABC. Fans have wondered if he would ever return to the MCU, and it looks like that’s an affirmative (though there’s still no word yet on whether or not he’ll be seen in the present, as this movie is ’90-based).

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Pace is another interesting, yet fitting, return. The actor portrayed Guardians of the Galaxy villain Ronan the Accuser. While he was arguably the weakest villain so far, his rich backstory involving the Kree-Skrull War is one that could be utilized well in the film. Should they do well with him, he can serve as a potential ally for Carol Danvers, and an ultimately tragic figure in Guardians of the Galaxy. If you think that’s perhaps a bit too ambitious a story for this movie, allow me to introduce you to the new synopsis:

“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.”

Okay, then. Based on these details alone, I’m sold on this movie (as if I needed to get pitched). Are you excited to see more Ronan and Coulson in Captain Marvel? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Marvel Studios

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.