In the Marvel Comics, Carol Danvers was a superhero named Ms. Marvel who essentially wore a leotard with a sash and wasn’t of much note.
Then, earlier this decade, writer Kelly Sue DeConnick came onboard the title and re-wrote it so that Danvers assumed the mantle of Captain Marvel. She sported a new look with a mohawk helmet and a full bodysuit, and a far bigger powerset. In the process, she quickly became one of the most popular characters in Marvel Comics.
The upcoming “Captain Marvel” feature film takes a lot of inspiration from DeConnick’s comic book work, so much so the writer was brought on as a consultant for the film. Brie Larson, who takes on the titular role in the film, spoke with Slashfilm recently to discuss DeConnick’s work in the film:
“I have to admit that talking with her was so surreal. I feel like I just blacked out. I felt really nervous because it’s this thing that, this woman that she created, that I feel very certain she knows way better than I do. I just was so honored to receive her blessing and to see how excited she was. And that felt like a relief to me. Because she pushed this forward, you know? We wouldn’t be here without her, really. And I’m so grateful for that character that she created, and now we’re just kind of following the breadcrumb trail that she made, you know?”
DeConnick didn’t create the character but was pivotal in transforming her into the one we see today. “Captain Marvel” hits theaters on March 8th 2019.