The Captain Marvel movie is yet another addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ensemble, and during the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, Brie Larson made an appearance. She was then announced to play the leading lady in the flick as Carol Danvers. One of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriters, Nicole Perlman, was interviewed by the Any Time with Vin Forte podcast.
There are plans to reinvent the origin story of Carol Danvers to avoid the similarities with the Green Lantern movie that starred Ryan Reynolds. There’s an attempt to make her story original and unique. The origin story in the comics is very similar to that of the Green Lantern, and she would like to veer away from that.
“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.”
The recent Captain Marvel story arc is something to be admired according to Perlman. She gave accolades to comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick for her creative work. Last year, DeConnic bid adieu to Captain Marvel since the Secret Wars event, and she was touted to have “snared” lady readers for the character, according to The Mary Sue.
“DeConnick’s issues of Captain Marvel captured Carol’s personality in such a wonderful and geeky way, one that ensnared the hearts of lady comic readers (both new and old) everywhere, and it’s going to be hard to let go.”
So perhaps we may see this influence in the new cinematic version?
Captain Marvel and Green Lantern origins showed that both were officers in the military who acquired powers via an alien entity. With Hal Gordon, he got his Green Lantern ring from Abin Sur. Carol Danvers got her abilities through the Kree soldier Mar-vell posing as Doctor Walter Larson.
“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 films and make 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’ll be interesting considering that quite a few Marvel and DC heroes/villains have their own similar counterparts. Thanos already cameoed in more than one movie, and the Darkseid omega symbol was teased in Batman v. Superman. A few others come to mind like Aquaman and Namor, Green Arrow and Hawkeye, and so on. So, what’s the only thing that’s going to make Captain Marvel different from Green Lantern?
YouTuber Emergency Awesome gave his take on how she’ll be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First of all, she was already confirmed, albeit accidentally, to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, according to Screen Crush. He thought that she would be introduced “Spider-Man style” and she may acquire her powers via an Infinity Stone instead of a Kree soldier.
With Captain Marvel, it will be interesting to see where Perlman goes with this as it is Marvel Studios’ mission to maintain their own form of uniqueness when it comes to their movies. Deadpool has demonstrated that, and so did Guardians of the Galaxy. Those films were considered risky ventures, but they wound up doing well. Hopefully, Perlman will duplicate the success of Guardians of the Galaxy cohort James Gunn.
The Captain Marvel movie is scheduled to debut on March 8, 2019. In addition to Perlman, writing credits also go to Gene Colan, Meg LeFauve, and Roy Thomas. It will be helmed by Elizabeth Wood.
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