Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, being the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, it stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. In 1995, the story follows Danvers when she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.
The development of the film started in May 2013 and was officially announced in October 2014, making it the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios. Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve were hired as a writing team the following April, after presenting a separate role in the character.