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Captain Marvel movie will divert from original origin story, says writer

The last thing fans of comic books want to hear is that a certain movie adaptation is going to take a few liberties with important aspects of the character. Even if the change makes sense within the realm of the movie, there’s a legacy fans just don’t want touched. Well, it appears that very thing is about to happen to a major Marvel film.

Nicole Perlman, co-writer of the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL (co-writing with INSIDE OUT scribe Meg LeFauve) movie gave an interview on ANY TIME WITH VIN FORTE where she talked about the origin story of Carol Danvers, and how similar it is to Green Lantern’s. This similarity, according to Perlman, is something the two of them are trying to avoid in their movie:

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.

Now, I’m not familiar enough with the intricacies of either heroes' origin stories to really have a concrete opinion on the matter, but I can assume many fans of the Marvel hero won’t be terribly thrilled. I think Perlman and LeFauve are talented enough writers to come up with a great angle, but die-hard fans won’t want anyone messing with their beloved hero’s storyline. But I guess they will have to try and keep an open mind, and trust the writing duo will come up with something great.

CAPTAIN MARVEL is set to come out March 8, 2019 starring Brie Larson.

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