Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel will largely take its cues from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick's run on the Captain Marvel comics -- which makes sense, given her tenure on the book began just as Carol Danvers first adopted the cosmic hero's mantle.
That won't be DeConnick's only contribution to the film, as she's also set to make a cameo in Carol Danvers' first big screen outing.
"Kelly's actually been working with us on the movie and has been very helpful and consulted with us and shot a cameo the other day which hopefully you guys can all pick out," executive producer Jonathan Schwartz told SyfyWire. "But she kind of had a vision for Carol that leaned into her Air Force roots in a really cool way and leaned into the power of a character in the inspirational nature kind of at the core of Carol that we thought was super cool."
Schwartz explained that DeConnick's run on the Captain Marvel comic book "really gets to the core of the character in a way that we thought really made us want to translate it to the screen."
That being said, just because the film is based on DeConnick's run and features a cameo from the former Marvel scribe doesn't mean fans will necessarily be able to find plot details in the comics.
"I'd say it's much more useful as reference for the character than for plot specifics which isn't uncommon in these movies," Schwartz explained. "Sometimes we go and say we're going to make a movie about Civil War even though that's a little bit of an adaptation of that storyline as well.”
From 2012 to 2015, DeConnick wrote volumes seven and eight of Captain Marvel's ongoing series, including the "Higher, Further, Faster, More" arc, which inspired the 2019 film's tagline. During her run, she also penned the limited series Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps, as well as Avengers Assemble, which featured Captain Marvel in a prominent role.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. The film arrives on March 8.