Marvel nixes Captain Marvelâs 40-year old origin story
Marvel Comics is retconning the long-running Captain MarvelÂ origin story.Â In a move that likely coincides with the more audience friendly take on the character set to hit theaters this Spring, the fourth issue of the âLife of Captain Marvelâ series by Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco and Erica DâUrso has revealed that the titular hero did not gain superpowers through exposure to an alien device via an accident related to the male Captain Marvel, as depicted in 1977âs Ms. Marvel No. 2, but has actually been a member of alien race the Kree all along.
Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, âthe Psyche-Magnetron, instead of altering Carolâs DNA, âactivatedâ Carolâs inherent superpowers, making them in her motherâs words, ânot borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident.â
There you have it. Captain Marvelâs 40-year origin story is now defunct. Will this follow the origin story we see in the film? Weâll just have to wait until March to find out.
Captain MarvelÂ follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universeâs most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, The featureÂ is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits includeÂ Mississippi GrindÂ andÂ Half Nelson. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out,Â The Good Dinosaur), Nicole Perlman (First Man,Â Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, upcomingÂ Sherlock Holmes 3), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow) and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel StudiosâÂ Captain Marvel. Louis DâEsposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.Â ComposerÂ Pinar ToprakÂ will be composing the score for the film.
The filmÂ will debut in theaters onÂ March 8, 2019.
Marvel Nixes 40-year Old Captain Marvel Origin Story