We’re still quite a ways out from Marvel’s Captain Marvel (currently slated for 2019), but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get some details about the project.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige let a few details slip surrounding the upcoming superhero film:
[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.
Well, that is interesting. This seems to go against prior indications that Marvel would shy away from the origin story format for their phase 3 films, as made apparent by the fact that neither Spider-Man: Homecoming nor Black Panther. But hey, things change. Marvel sure as hell didn’t have Spider-Man in their original plans, and look where we are now.
Unlike many superhero film fans, I am not opposed to the origin story format, especially when it comes to superheroes not widely known to the general public (for the love of god please no more Spider-Man, Batman, or Superman origins), as is the case with Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel is set to be the first woman-led superhero film to come out of Marvel Studios, and they obviously want it to land in a big way. That means making sure the audience is well acquainted with the titular hero, especially when an origin story is as wonky as Captain Marvel’s. Since the Captain Marvel of the comics is considered a “legacy character” (i.e. a character whose superhero identity is passed down to them from another), and there’s a good chance she won’t be considered such in the MCU, her origin will probably differ greatly.
While Captain Marvel has yet to find a director, the titular hero will be played by Brie Larson, and will presumably make appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and The Film Formely Known as Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
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