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When does 'Captain Marvel' take place? A new photo has some clues!

In celebration of Election Day, “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larson has shared a new photo via social media that depicts her Carol Danvers on the set of the March 8, 2019 release. In addition to encouraging adult Marvel fans to do their civic duty, however, this photo also reveals something interesting about when the new movie takes place!

First introduced to the world in 1990, “Rock the Vote” began helping citizens register to vote by phone for the 1996 election. Take a look at the flyer just under the “Rock the Vote” posters, though. There’s a flyer for a band performance on “Thursday, August 29”. The only year that August 29 falls on a Thursday in the 1990s is 1996. Since those flyers have been covered with the “Rock the Vote” posters, it’s a pretty safe bet that when Carol crashes to Earth in “Captain Marvel,” it’s late 1996. This certainly fits with everything we know about the movie so far, including the map of the Los Angeles Metro that appears in the film’s first trailer. It features the Green Line, which first opened in LA in August, 1995.

In addition to Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel” stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

“Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers.

Look for “Captain Marvel” to hit the big screen March 8, 2019.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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