Captain Marvel is set to be the first female-led Marvel film in their shared universe, and everyone seems pretty excited for it. Seeing as how we’re going to see her in Infinity War before we see her in her solo film, we’re assuming her origin tale will be minimal, but enough to the point that we understand where her powers are from. In the comics, Carol Danvers receives her powers from a dying alien from another planet and becomes the superhero we know as Captain Marvel. But wait…that kind of sounds like Green Lantern’s origin, which we’ve already seen in a live-action film (sadly it sucked, so there’s that).
So do fans want to see that same origin told again but with a few changes here and there? Of course not, and Nicole Perlman, the film’s co-writer also knows this. That’s why she’s made it known that she’s taken precautions to avoid repeating the same formula:
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here’s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, she’s her own person and she’s a great character. We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time. It’s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. It’s been good to have a partner. It’s been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film.”
So it’s safe to say Carol Danvers’ origin is going to be slightly different than fans remember, but it may work in the film’s favor. Green Lantern is definitely a great character, but the film was something of a bust all around, and we wouldn’t want to see a character who shares a similar origin share a similar fate on the big screen.
Oscar winner Brie Larson is playing the titular character in the Marvel cinematic universe, and we’re hopeful that her role in their upcoming movies does way more harm than good. But of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Captain Marvel is scheduled to release on July 6th, 2018.