Well, it’s been a long time coming but Hollywood has finally decided to concentrate on adapting women superheroes. With Wonder Woman set to be released next year, Marvel has now put their foot down on the accelerator and are moving forward with Captain Marvel. Not much has been revealed since their initial announcement.
However Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, recently had an interview with CinemaBlend in which he provided some interesting bits of information:
[Black] Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in Civil War. But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.”
With the script currently being penned by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) there’s a lot of anticipation for Marvels first female led film to make an impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A couple of months ago Perlman had also discussed the challenge of making an origin film on the Any Time With Vin Forte podcast in which she explained:
“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.”
It’ll be interesting to see which direction they’ll go for her origin however it’s good to see that they’re avoiding an origin story that many have seen time and time again. As long as they don’t stray too far from the source material when it comes to the actual adaption of the character then I’m sure most fans will be happy. With Brie Larson in the title role, Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.
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