Carol Danvers' Captain Marvel Origin Will Be Reinvented For The Film

Nicole Perlman was recently on the "Any Time With Vin Forte" podcast where she discussed about Marvel Studios' upcoming film Captain Marvel, which Perlman is writing along with Meg LeFauve. She explained that there is some reinvention involved for the Carol Danvers' origin as it mirrors another hero on the DC side.
"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.”

There are similarities between the two, both jet pilots, Carol Danvers being an Air Force officer, Hal Jordan being a test pilot for Ferris Air, and both given their abilities through contact with an alien life-form, Danvers exposed to cosmic radiation from the original Captain Marvel, and Hal given the Green Lantern ring by Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern Corps member.

Captain Marvel has no director yet but the protagonist will be played by Brie Larson, who was recently announced to play Danvers!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018;Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019;Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.

Source: ‘Any Time with Vin Forte’ (via

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