The orthodox method of superhero movies adapting stories from their comics’ counterparts has now become a thing of the past. Because now, comics are adapting their stories-and even changing the existing ones-to cater to the storylines of films based on them. Another recent example of this is the Captain Marvel film under MCU, by Marvel Studios. Previously, Nick Fury’s look and story was also changed in the official comics after his big-screen appearances in MCU movies.
Marvel Comics has officially changed the origin story of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the comics prior to the MCU flick’s theatrical debut next year.
If you don’t know anything about Captain Marvel’s origin, anyway, then you must make yourself a bit acquainted with original story.
Originally, going by the comics (since 40 years), Carol gains her powers from the Psyche-Magnitron device, that exploded and made Carol’s DNA fuse with that of Mar-Vell’s.
But in the latest fourth issue of the Life of Captain Marvel, it’s been totally altered by comic book writers Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Erica D’ Urso.
SPOILERS AHEAD: IT’S RELATED TO CAPTAIN MARVEL FILM
The Life of Captain Marvel’s fourth issue reveals that Carol’s mother, Marie Danvers, is a member of the alien race, Kree. Which means that Carol is a Kree-human hybrid. And when the psyche-magnitron went off, it activated her abilities. But here, her DNA didn’t fuse with Mar-Vell’s, implying that she did not receive her superhuman powers from a man. They were there inside her all this long, being received from her mother, which got triggered after the explosion.
Marie herself explains in the new comic, that Carol’s powers are “not borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident”. Further, the comic also reveals that Marie’s name is actually Mari-Ell and Carol’s name is in fact, Car-Ell.
So, this new change will be seen in the movie for sure.
Captain Marvel has been teased by Marvel Studios’s head Kevin Feige, as the most powerful superhero in the MCU history so far. And it’s okay, in a logical sense, if some changes are done for making the story slightly much better. Because what’s the relevance of adapting a comic book into a movie if the same plot is shown on the big-screen too?
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Captain Marvel-the 21st entry into the MCU-will be releasing on March 8th 2019.
If you haven’t watched the official first teaser trailer for the movie yet, you can watch it below.