The Captain Marvel movie that the studio has been planning since 2014 is finally gaining ground with the recent casting of Brie Larson in the title role, and will be Marvel’s first female-led superhero film in the Iron Man-MCU era. And it’s about time. Although apparently Carol Danvers was supposed to show up in the final moments of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kevin Feige scrapped those plans in favor of giving her a film all of her own. Now, he’s officially confirmed that Captain Marvel’s movie will be an origin story.

With the advent of Doctor Strange in November, the MCU is back to introducing new characters to the franchise by giving them their own films. While speaking after that super-cool Doctor Strange sneak peek, according to The Playlist, he answered a question about how Stephen Strange’s origin story compares to those of Iron Man and Thor. At the end of his reply, he snuck in the Captain Marvel news:

I think Benedict [Cumberbatch] is one of those ways. Benedict is an amazing actor and totally different than Hemsworth and totally different from Downey. And, we want to stay true to who he was in the books. The metamorphosis of what he goes through is more drastic than Tony [Stark] and that was fun to chart. I guess Panther isn’t really an origin story since we saw him already in Civil War, but his stand alone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world which you never saw before. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin story from the start.

This probably means that we won’t see her in any upcoming films until her solo outing is released. Marvel doesn’t have to do it this way — DC is going back in time to tell Wonder Woman’s story even after already having her appear in Batman v. Superman and the upcoming Justice League. But on the other hand, it’s cool that Marvel is giving an entirely new character two (or more) full hours to herself, and they’re also probably trying to make up for the fact that Marvel hasn’t had a female-led superhero film since 2003’s Elektra (which, yikes).

We’re excited to see how this project unfolds, and it’s clear that Captain Marvel is in the forefront of Feige’s mind. Captain Marvel is scheduled to hit theaters March 8, 2019.

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