Captain Marvel has quickly become one of Marvel Studio’s most anticipated films, as it will mark the first solo film in the Cinematic Universe to star a female superhero (it also helps that Marvel has enlisted Academy Award winner Brie Larson to play the part).
Understandably, the studio wants to make sure they get this one right and as such, some interesting changes are being made to the character’s origins. As the film’s co-writer Nicole Perlman—who also worked on Guardians of the Galaxy—revealed on a recent episode of the Any Time With Vin Forte podcast, Carol Danvers’ backstory will have to be altered so as to differentiate it from that of another superhero, Hal Jordon/Green Lantern.
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.
It’s pretty easy to read between the lines here. While it’s true that Captain Marvel and Green Lantern share a very similar origin story, it’s hard not to get the sense that Marvel is eager to draw as little comparison to the DC Comics hero as possible with the abysmal 2011 Green Lantern film still so fresh in everyone’s mind. Perlman didn’t go into specifics about how Captain Marvel’s origins will change, but it’s safe to assume that Carol Danvers won’t be getting her powers from some alien who travels to Earth any more.
We’ll find out what changes Marvel has made to Captain Marvel’s backstory when the film hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
(Source: Screen Rant)