Marvel's first female movie will be launching in 2018 with Captain Marvel featuring Carol Danvers.
It was recently learned the character almost made it into The Avengers 2 as Joss Whedon wanted to include Carol Danvers in the movie, but Marvel thought it best not to introduce her to audiences too quickly without any build up.
Marvel Cosmic fans are familiar with "Captain Marvel" as the original character is the fan-favorite protector of the universe, the Kree soldier Mar-Vell.
While Stan Lee and Gene Colan are credited with creating Mar-Vell, it was Jim Starlin (creator of Thanos) who put the character on the map especially with the Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel, which saw the character killed off in a story with Mar-Vell battling cancer.
Since Mar-Vell's death, Carol Danvers is the most recent Marvel superhero to don the name, which admittedly many Marvel Cosmic fans aren't too happy with, but the good news is it's now looking likely Mar-Vell will be featured in the MCU Captain Marvel film.
Kevin Feige recently participated at a pre-screening Avengers 2 Q&A at USC where he was asked about the Captain Marvel movie taking so long to get to the big screen. Feige is reported to have stated their Captain Marvel movie is about a woman named Carol who takes over Captain Marvel's powers. Feige also added that he loves to show woman leading.
As fans of the MCU know, the Kree have been featured in Guardians of the Galaxy, with Lee Pace as Ronan, as well as Agents Of SHIELD, the blue alien. In the comics, Mar-Vell first encounters humans when he spies for the Kree on Earth.
Regarding Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers - Danvers was caught in an explosion with Mar-Vell that saw some of Mar-Vell's powers transferred to her, which include enhanced strength and flight.
While Feige only let that tidbut about Mar-Vell be known, it does sound as if the Captain Marvel movie will somewhat follow the comics origin, but probably updated for our time. Nicole Perlman happens to be one of the writers on Captain Marvel movie; Perlman wrote a more serious draft of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is assumed to more resemble the 2008 Abnett and Lanning comic of the same name than Gunn's re-write that offered a more humerous approach to the characters.
"Captain Marvel" has a November 2, 2018 release; no director or actors have been attached as of yet.