According to Nicole Perlman, one of the writers working on the script for CAPTAIN MARVEL, the character’s origin is going to be tweaked because of its similarity to a certain DC character. In certain key ways, the tale of how Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel is similar to how Hal Jordan becomes Green Lantern, and the writer is very aware of that.
During an appearance on the Any Time with Vin Forte Podcast, Perlman opened up about how she’s factoring Green Lantern, as well as other Marvel films, into her writing process for CAPTAIN MARVEL:
“I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever had a project where Iâ€™ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. Sheâ€™s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But hereâ€™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, thatâ€™s not what we want to do. Thereâ€™s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, sheâ€™s her own person and sheâ€™s a great character. We have to be aware of whatâ€™s happened in other Marvel films and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world thatâ€™s going on at the same time. Itâ€™s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. Itâ€™s been good to have a partner. Itâ€™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.”
So keep that in mind, purists. It sounds like Captain Marvel’s origin is going to be tweaked.
We’ll see what Perlman, and co-writer Meg LaFauve, cook up for Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers when CAPTAIN MARVEL comes out March 18, 2019.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie