During an appearance on the Any Time with Vin Forte Podcast, Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been chatting about her next foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Brie Larson-headlined Captain Marvel (which she’s co-writing with Inside Out’s Meg LeFauve). Although she wasn’t giving much away, Perlman did reveal that the 2019 release will revamp Carol Danvers’ traditional origin, in order to avoid comparisons with DC’s Green Lantern.
“She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently,” states Perlman. “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 films and make 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.”
For those unaware, Carol Danvers is an official in the Air Force, who is caught in an explosion from a Kree device, with Captain Marvel – a.k.a. the Kree warrior Mar-Vell – saving her life, only for the explosion for cause her genetic make-up to meld with Mar-Vell’s, granting her his powers. This does have some similarities to Hal Jordan, a test pilot who stumbles across a dying alien and is given his power ring, transforming him into a Green Lantern.
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