– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There are a lot of mysteries surrounding Carol Danvers, the upcoming interpretation of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From what we know so far of the new movie, it will be set in the 1990s, but that only seems to answer more questions than it really answers. If she was around in the ‘90s, where has she been all this time through the current events in this universe? Has she been in the Quantum Realm, or somewhere else? Additionally, does that mean she’ll be older when she’s eventually introduced to the rest of the Avengers in Avengers 4?

Well, the folks over at MCU Exchange have the scoop, and while it doesn’t answer everything, it includes a few key details that can be instrumental to explaining her origins, which is a start in unraveling the mysteries surrounding her. First of all, we already know that the Kree (an alien race) will also be involved, and that leads into the actual report.

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According to a source from the outlet, Captain Marvel will actually include the original hero himself, Mar-Vell. It’s unclear if he will appear in Doctor Lawson form, but the source continues, stating that we will see a version of the Psyche-Magnetron accident. In the comics, during a battle with a Kree enemy, the Psyche-Magnetron device explodes. Mar-Vell shields Carol Danvers, and thanks to the explosion, she gets a nice mix of human and Kree genes in her system (from Mar-Vell), giving her superhuman abilities.

So this brings things back around. Thanks to this mix of DNA, Carol Danvers won’t age, and therefore, when we see her decades after the events in the Captain Marvel flick, she’ll pretty much look the same. As far as where she’s been all this time…we can only still assume the Quantum Realm has something to do with it. Still no answer there.

Additionally, early drafts of the script reportedly had references to her original superhero name, Ms. Marvel, and the source says we’ll get to see her original costume onscreen.

I have to say, I very much like all of this, especially the involvement of Mar-Vell. While the scoop itself doesn’t detail how he’ll be involved, I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out about Captain Marvel existing in the past and is essentially passing on the mantle to Carol Danvers. It gives me a real Ant-Man vibe, and would continue Marvel Studios’ tradition of acknowledging older iterations of superheroes. I’m especially happy that they held out on using Mar-Vell in this film (assuming this is true), as there were rumors a couple years back that Mar-Vell would actually be Star-Lord’s dad in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Obviously, that ended up being Ego, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Mar-Vell had been a part of that original draft before they decided to hang on to him for Captain Marvel, which makes a lot more sense.

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SOURCE: MCU Exchange

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.