More On Captain Marvel Origin Change

More On Captain Marvel Origin Change

More details are learned about the origin changes for the Captain Marvel movie.

Yep. Marvel Studios is once again going in a different direction for their COSMIC characters.

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Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman, who wrote the first draft of Captain Marvel, previously let it be known they were changing the origin because of DC’s Green Lantern.

“She’s obviously such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently,” Perlman said. “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.”

Now while promoting The Avengers: Infinity War, Kevin Feige unfortunately admits he doesn’t know too much about Mar-vell and that they aren’t following the comics as well.

“I knew some about him,” Feige admitted to UpRoxx.”But it was definitely Carol Danvers who was most interesting to us and why we choose her. But as that character connects to the origin of Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel? We’re pulling from some of that for inspiration.”


In the comics, Carol Danvers is an Air Force pilot who meets Dr. Walter Lawson, Marv-ell in disguise, and she acquires her powers when exposed to energy from the explosion of a device called the “Psyche-Magnetron,” which causes Danvers’s genetic structure to meld with Captain Marvel, in essence making Carol a human-kree hybrid. Her powers include superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, flight, physical durability, a limited precognitive “seventh sense,” and a perfectly amalgamated human/Kree physiology that rendered her resistant to most toxins and poisons (so the Green Lantern comparison would be Carol being a pilot getting her powers from an alien).

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The current Captain Marvel screenwriter, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, also let it be known the flick is “hilarious.”

Captain Marvel has a very funny voice, and it’s more of an action-comedy, more like what we were talking about doing in the first draft I wrote for Tomb Raider…. [but] that tone survived in Captain Marvel,” Robertson-Dworet explains. “I love funny female characters, so as Tomb Raider got more serious, I got even more committed to the idea of Captain Marvel being hilarious.”

Nova Guardians

The comedic aspect of Captain Marvel reminds me a lot of what happened with Guardians of the Galaxy. Nicole Perlman is known as a science-fiction writer, and by all indications her Guardians of the Galaxy script was on the more serious side, but when Jame Gunn decided to tackle the project, he rewrote the script adding in all the jokes and such. It seems Marvel Studios did the same with Captain Marvel (and of course Thor: Ragnarok).

We see a trend at Marvel Studios that all their COSMIC movies are comedic, full of jokes and not to be taken seriously – something James Cameron also pointed out – which as a fan of the comics I have to say is a shame. Marvel COSMIC has provided some of the best stories put out by Marvel, but Marvel Studios has decided to cater to the non-comic general audience crowd with their films.

I would like at least one COSMIC movie to be more science-fiction than sci-fi. How about Nova? 

Captain Marvel has a March 8, 2019 release starring Brie Larson as the titular character, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, with Samuel L. Jackson Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, and Clark Gregg. The movie is set in the 1990s.