Lots of talk or speculation about Captain Marvel below…
The excitement about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie can’t be stopped and will probably only snowball before it’s March 8th release in 2019.
The first stand alone female superhero movie from Marvel will tell the story of Carol Danvers an officer in the United States Airforce who either develops alien abilities (depending on your origin story) and was one of the founding members of the Avengers in the comic book universe. Around since the 60s she’s been cited as one of the ‘mightiest avengers.’
Played by oscar winner, Brie Larson it was always going to be massively important that Captain Marvel struck that right tone between seriousness and humour if she was going to stand the test of time.
In a recent interview with EW Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet had this to say about working out the right tone to such an iconic character, Carol Danvers is one of the funniest comic book characters. She’s so sassy, she’s such a smarts, she won’t take sh— from anyone, and the comic books do an amazing job at capturing that voice, and it was important that the entire Captain Marvel creative team [kept to that].” Geneva also wrote the screenplay for the recent reboot of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and according to IMDB is slated to write on the 3rd Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes flick and a Dungeons and Dragons film (please guys we’ve tried this before it doesn’t work as a film.)
Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel movie set in the 90s meaning that there won’t be such an established set of Avengers for the story to awkwardly insert her into. It’s not the first Marvel piece set in the past with Captain America the First Solider set during World War 2 and the subsequent Peggy Carter spin off being set a little bit later. Samuel Jackson will be reprising his role as Nick Fury although it’s unknown what role he will play in the overarching story (whether cameo or key character) or what role he will position he has in Shield. But we will apparently finally learn just how he lost his eye.
Jude Law will be playing the male lead ‘Dr. Walter Lawson’ a mentor of sorts to Carol Danvers with a connection to the alien abilities she develops and Gemma Chan has recently been cast asDoctor Minnerva, a.k.a. Minn-Erva who features heavily in the Captain Marvel comics.
Although not much is known about the plot it’s been said to feature a lot of aliens that have links to the origin of the Captain Marvel character including Skrull and Kree if you fancy searching that and spoiling yourself.
It’s rumoured that Carol Danvers was initially supposed to make her screen debut in Jessica Jones with whom she features with in some of the comics but after the move to Netflix she was supplemented with Trish Walker. It’ll be interesting to see how these changes affected the overall story of Carol Danvers and if the origin story will be well received from the audiences.