For every DC Comics hero there’s often a very similar counterpart in the Marvel universe – Flash & Quicksilver, Batman & Moon Knight, and so on. One of the more obvious ones is Green Lantern and Captain Marvel. Both deal with a young Air Force pilot coming in contact with an alien race and effectively becoming a superhuman hero with incredible abilities.
That’s proving a problem for the upcoming Marvel Studios film “Captain Marvel” with co-writer Nicole Perlman (“Thor,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) revealing that the plan is to give the galactic female hero a new origin story that’s different to the one introduced back in 1968. During an interview with Any Time with Vin Forte (via JoBlo), Perlman said:
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently.
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 film and makes 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.”
Brie Larson stars as the title character in the film which is currently scheduled to open March 8th 2019.