It seems ol’ “Captain Marvel” won’t be getting the origin story we expect. During the Any Time with Vin Forte podcast. Screenwriter Nicole Perlman revealed that Capt. Marvel will be receiving a modern update on her origin. Mainly because it’s too similar to a certain emerald knight named Green Lantern.
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.
The partner she speaks of is “Inside Out’s” Meg LeFauve. She is helping co-write the screenplay with Pearlman.
Regarding the comments, this is the first time I’ve really thought about Marvel and Lanterns origins mirroring each other. So if they do, it’s definitely time for a revamp on the Captain’s side. Hopefully, the movie will the better for it.
Marvel’s Captian Marvel starring Brie Larson Flies into theaters March 8, 2018.