– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Psych-Magnetron incident. The explosion that led to one Carol Danvers obtaining her superhuman abilities and become the superhero that would be known as (after a few name changes) Captain Marvel. You may recognize the name. She has a new movie set to come out early next year, and as such, her overall profile has never been higher in the mainstream.

However, if you are a comic book fan and are familiar with her origins, you were likely expecting Marvel Studios to change it. And that’s fine. We’ve seen this happen time and again in the movies. But what you may not have been expecting is for Marvel Comics to change the character’s origin in order to match that of the film, as was revealed in the Life of Captain Marvel #4.

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In this issue, it’s explained that the explosion that we thought gave her her abilities only activated her powers because Carol Danvers isn’t pure human, but rather half-human, half-Kree. Additionally, her mother’s name is now Mari-Ell instead of Marie Danvers, and Carol’s Kree name is Car-Ell.

As I stated above, comic book fans are already used to superhero origin changes, but having this change so close to the film is suspect. Is it being made to match the movie? We don’t know, but the folks over at THR are suspecting that this mostly has to do with having Carol’s origin rely less on the male character, thereby giving her more agency.

What do you think of this change? Do you care and do you think it’ll match the film? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.