With Captain Marvel all set to lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe, does this spell the end of Iron Man era?
Brie Larson-starring Captain Marvel is undoubtedly the most anticipated movie on the Marvel docket as of now. Not only does the first female-fronted film hold the key to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with that of the multiple superheroes who died by the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but also, moving forward, 'Captain Marvel' will be significantly shaping the franchise.
With the Larson-starrer garnering all the attention, it is only natural for fans to expect a few details about Carol Danvers' solo outing. Thankfully, during Disney's recent presentation at CineEurope, an international cinema industry expo aimed at studios and distributors that began this week, the studio unveiled what is being called the first-look footage from the Captain Marvel movie.
The footage is yet to make it's way to the Internet — we are hoping it soon will — and, until then, like every true Marvel loyalist, a hunt for the bare minimum details has begun.
Apparently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already dished some details about the solo Captain Marvel movie and the news is that Larson's superhero is going to be a huge deal in the coming years for the franchise.
"Captain Marvel featurette has been shown at CineEurope today. 'Captain Marvel is about to take the lead in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe'," a tweet updating fans on the latest development read.
Indeed, this isn't a direct confirmation about Danvers' alter ego taking over the mantle from the older and more established comic book characters, namely Iron Man, but the tweet was enough to get the rumor mills grinding.
Given the history of Robert Downey Jr's character, the number of times he has had a close brush with death and the fact that there are strong rumors about his contract with Marvel coming to an end, it is not completely outlandish to ponder over the next generation of Marvel superheroes led by none other than Larson's character.
If anything, Captain Marvel could prove to be a worthy successor to Iron Man.