With the first batch of Captain Marvel images revealed, plot details are made known including some information about the origin story.
Interestingly enough, two years ago when the script for Captain Marvel was being written by Nicole Perlman, the science-fiction writer offered up that Marvel Studios was changing the origin because of 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, who also co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy. "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."
Likewise, Kevin Feige recently admitted that he doesn't know much about Mar-vell and offered things will be different in the movies than the comics.
"I knew some about him," Feige admitted in a recent interview."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."
Now with the first look images released, it's learned the Captain Marvel movie will be going a different route when telling the origin as the movie will start with Carol Danvers already a part of the Kree military.
The film sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She’s left her earthly life behind to join the elite military team Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala. (Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck describe Starforce as the SEAL Team Six of space.) Its members include Carol, Korath (Djimon Hounsou, returning from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Minn-Erva (Crazy Rich Asians’ Gemma Chan).
It does seem as if some type of origin story will be revealed as the site also mentions:
Even before she became Captain Marvel, Carol was an accomplished Air Force pilot, and Larson spent time with actual pilots for research.
Comic fans will also recognize the character that actress Lashana Lynch is playing with Photon, but the movie has her as Maria Rambeau, which in the comics is the mother to Monica Rambeau (who also becomes Captain Marvel at one point, and may mean Monica exists in our time as it's noted Maria has a daughter):
The film also introduces Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, one of Carol’s oldest friends. She’s a top-notch Air Force pilot with the call sign “Photon,” and she’s also a single mother to a young daughter.
Samuel L. Jackson is also revealed, de-aged through tech by 25 years as a young Nick Fury:
Captain Marvel marks Samuel L. Jackson’s ninth appearance as Nick Fury, but this Nick is a lowly S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey (who hasn’t yet met any superheroes). He’s younger than we’ve ever seen him (Jackson was digitally de-aged for the role), and perhaps most shocking of all, he’s missing his signature eyepatch.
Returning from Guardians of the Galaxy is Lee Pace as Ronan, where Captain Marvel keeps with Ronan being an extremist, but since this movie takes place in the past, he is still a part of the Kree. Djimon Hounsou’s Korath als returns from GOTG.
MCU fans have met the Kree race before in Guardians of the Galaxy, and two familiar faces — Hounsou’s Korath and Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser (pictured here) — will appear in Captain Marvel. In Guardians, Ronan is an outcast with extremist views, but here, he’s still a high-ranking member of Kree society.
It will be intersting too see what they do with Jude Law as Mar-vell in the movie, who in the comics is actually known as Captain Marvel, with Carol Danvers going by Ms. Marvel.
Jude Law plays the commander of Starforce, who views Carol as a mentee and pet project. “These extraordinary powers she has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control,” Law says. “That’s a motif throughout the piece, the element of learning to control one’s emotions and to use your powers wisely.”
Making up the villains of the film is the alien shapeshifting race known as the Skrull, with Ben Mendelsohn playing their leader, Talos. His human form is also revealed as he is a part of SHIELD:
The film also introduces one of Marvel comics’ nastiest and most notorious baddies: the Skrulls. Ben Mendelsohn plays their leader, Talos, seen here in all his bright-green glory. But he’s got another face, too…
As any Marvel comics fan knows, the Skrulls are especially dangerous because of their unparalleled ability to shape-shift. On Earth, Mendelsohn’s Talos goes undercover as a human working within S.H.I.E.L.D. (seen here with directors Fleck and Boden). “It’s not easy being green,” Mendelsohn quips.
Captain Marvel has a March 8, 2019 release directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and also stars Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg returning as Phil Coulson.
The movie follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, the film is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.