"Captain Marvel" Screenwriter Says Film Will "Reinvent" Carol Danvers' Origin

We're still a few years off from seeing Carol Danvers in theaters, but screenwriters Nicole Perlman ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and Meg LeFauve ("Inside Out") are already hard at work crafting the story for "Captain Marvel." In a recent interview on the podcast "Any Time with Vin Forte," Perlman dropped plenty of information on the development of Marvel's first female-led superhero cinematic outing, including the need to distinguish Ms. Danvers from certain intergalactic characters before her.

"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."

In the comics, Carol Danvers is an Air Force officer working with Dr. Walter Lawson, the latter of whom is actually Mar-Vell, a Kree in disguise who defends Earth as Captain Marvel. After Mar-Vell shields Danvers from a Kree device's explosion, she absorbs radiation that gives her similar powers, and takes the mantel from her friend. Coincidentally, Green Lantern is Hal Jordan -- an Air Force test pilot who inherits his own cosmic strength after stumbling upon the dying alien Abin Sur, so one can at least see where Perlman is coming from. None of this seems to worry the writer, however.

"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," she said.

Audiences will finally get to see just how different Carol Danvers' new story is when "Captain Marvel" starring Brie Larson opens in theaters on March 8, 2019.

via Heroic Hollywood

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