Not too long ago, Marvel announced that it was not doing any more origin stories for future movies about their upcoming lineup of superheroes.
Well, apparently that has now changed.
Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman was trying to avoid doing an origin story for the upcoming movie starring Brie Larson. Perlman specifically pointed out that the character’s origin is too similar to DC’s Green Lantern. Perlman also suggested that, at this stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it made more sense to establish Captain Marvel’s place in the world than it did to really delve into where she got her powers. Marvel seems to be back tracking on that claim because Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige recently noted that “Captain Marvel is certainly an origin [story],” adding that “it’s an origin story from the start.”
Captain Marvel’s origin in the comics is a bit complex so maybe an origin movie isn’t such a bad idea. In the comics, she initially debuted in the late 1960’s as a regular Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers. In the 1970’s, her DNA was fused with that of the alien superhero Mar-Vell, better known as the first Captain Marvel. This gave her various superpowers, and Danvers became Ms. Marvel. She kept the name for a bit even after Mar-Vell died of cancer, eventually switching to Binary, then Warbird, and now Captain Marvel.
Did you get all that?
We think they are going to change her origin up a bit so that it makes a bit more sense to the general audience and we’re fine with that.