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Captain Marvel's new origin story possibly revealed in Doctor Strange

11.21.2016

The MCU has been killing it lately. CIVIL WAR was super successful, DOCTOR STRANGE was awesome, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 looks amazing, and CAPTAIN MARVEL starring Brie Larson is shaping up to be another win for them.

One question mark about CAPTAIN MARVEL, however, is what will be her new origin story? The screenwriters have already mentioned that they'll be changing Captain Marvel's current origin (where she's an Air Force pilot who gets her powers from an alien) because it's too close to DC's GREEN LANTERN. 

Well, it looks like there might be a clue in a quick DOCTOR STRANGE easter egg. For those who remember the film (MINOR SPOILERS), right before he gets in his major car accident, Stephen Strange is getting phone calls and texts about different high-profile cases for him to tackle. He dismisses the first few (including a potential reference to IRON MAN 2), until he comes upon one about:

"a woman in her 20s who was struck by lightning – a serious injury complicated by an electronic implant in her brain to help quell her schizophrenia." 

Rumors have been spreading that that might be the new origin for Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. 

When approached by Entertainment Weekly about the rumor, director Scott Derrickson said he couldn't confirm or deny it, smiling then whispering:

Remember that Brittany Murphy movie where she goes "I’ll never tell..."

The movie he was referencing was 2001's DON'T SAY A WORD.

Obviously, take that all with a grain of salt for now. We still have three years before CAPTAIN MARVEL comes out, so it might be a little while before we get any confirmation one or another. 

Meanwhile, CAPTAIN MARVEL will be flying into theaters March 8th, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: There is another Ms. Marvel (the original alias for Captain Marvel) in the comics, Kamala Khan, who is a teenage Muslim girl with shape-shifting powers.
Source: EW

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1:28PM on 11/22/2016

Mar Vehl

She got her powers from the Kree Mar Vehl so i really hope shes not a freeking cyborg hero. Marvel really needs to stick to at least some story lines. Ultron was created by Hank Pym and not Ironman. This will be an example of Marvel Disney changing stuff just for kicks.
She got her powers from the Kree Mar Vehl so i really hope shes not a freeking cyborg hero. Marvel really needs to stick to at least some story lines. Ultron was created by Hank Pym and not Ironman. This will be an example of Marvel Disney changing stuff just for kicks.
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8:25AM on 11/22/2016

about those 'origins'

MAYBE (I'm trying to help you, here Marvel), she has an implant not because she's got schizophrenia, but because doctors thought she had, after she got contaminated by the Kree (or something). And the lightning, by destroying the implant, let her latent powers, caused by the contamination or Inhumans or whatever, to manifest...
Therefore, she's not crazy, merely becoming something more than a mere human and doctors didn't understood it.
MAYBE (I'm trying to help you, here Marvel), she has an implant not because she's got schizophrenia, but because doctors thought she had, after she got contaminated by the Kree (or something). And the lightning, by destroying the implant, let her latent powers, caused by the contamination or Inhumans or whatever, to manifest...
Therefore, she's not crazy, merely becoming something more than a mere human and doctors didn't understood it.
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1:13AM on 11/22/2016
Not really familiar with the Danvers character, other than appearances in mini-series events (wasn't much of an Avengers reader). Surprised they didn't go with the 80's version, Monica Rambeau; being a black female superhero would break new ground in the MCU. And I'm no SJW, trust me.
Not really familiar with the Danvers character, other than appearances in mini-series events (wasn't much of an Avengers reader). Surprised they didn't go with the 80's version, Monica Rambeau; being a black female superhero would break new ground in the MCU. And I'm no SJW, trust me.
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10:10PM on 11/21/2016

Wait, so Captain Marvel is brain damaged???

Are you f'ing serious? She's such a bottom tier character the only time I ever saw anything on her was the Avengers animated series (which was actual pretty cool with her being a researcher being infected by a Kree after a robot attack on the Avengers), so I have no idea what her comic history is. However, being struck by lightning made worse by an implant to fight schizophrenia is shockingly lame. That better not be for real or they are starting this thing with a MAJOR strike against it.
Are you f'ing serious? She's such a bottom tier character the only time I ever saw anything on her was the Avengers animated series (which was actual pretty cool with her being a researcher being infected by a Kree after a robot attack on the Avengers), so I have no idea what her comic history is. However, being struck by lightning made worse by an implant to fight schizophrenia is shockingly lame. That better not be for real or they are starting this thing with a MAJOR strike against it. EVERY other Marvel superhero is someone who is a tremendous success in their private life, then have to deal with superpowers (or super suits) that change those lives. The first woman is going to be a mental patient who gets superpowers by a complete freak accident? That would be terrible.
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8:18PM on 11/21/2016
When it comes to female lead comic book films, I'm much more excited for Wonder Woman than I am for Captain Marvel at this point.
When it comes to female lead comic book films, I'm much more excited for Wonder Woman than I am for Captain Marvel at this point.
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6:46PM on 11/21/2016
I thought she got her powers from sucking a radioactive dick in some New York City back alley.
I thought she got her powers from sucking a radioactive dick in some New York City back alley.
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8:19AM on 11/22/2016
Naaaa... That's the new origins for the 'dark, gritty and realistic' version for DC's 'the super hero formerly known as Captain Marvel' Shazam aka the teenage boy Billy Barton !
And THAT'S how you make Superman a perv, so he becomes more 'grounded and interesting'...
Well, I guess they need to hire Bruce Labruce to direct the movie now !
Naaaa... That's the new origins for the 'dark, gritty and realistic' version for DC's 'the super hero formerly known as Captain Marvel' Shazam aka the teenage boy Billy Barton !
And THAT'S how you make Superman a perv, so he becomes more 'grounded and interesting'...
Well, I guess they need to hire Bruce Labruce to direct the movie now !
5:24PM on 11/21/2016

A little correction...

Kamala Khan is the new MISS Marvel... Tittle that USED to be Carol Danvers' before becoming the new CAPTAIN Marvel !
Kamala Khan is the new MISS Marvel... Tittle that USED to be Carol Danvers' before becoming the new CAPTAIN Marvel !
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4:40PM on 11/21/2016
Wow thats truly horrendous. That would be like having cap all of a sudden be the Super Solider because they transplanted his brain into a robot or something. The whole point of Ms/Cpt Marvel is that she was a cosmic being. She received her powers from a cosmic being and was because part Kree herself. That is a HUGE part of why she is the way she is, and in fact almost the entire reason she is who she is. They aren't doing this because "its too close to Green Lantern", they're doing this because
Wow thats truly horrendous. That would be like having cap all of a sudden be the Super Solider because they transplanted his brain into a robot or something. The whole point of Ms/Cpt Marvel is that she was a cosmic being. She received her powers from a cosmic being and was because part Kree herself. That is a HUGE part of why she is the way she is, and in fact almost the entire reason she is who she is. They aren't doing this because "its too close to Green Lantern", they're doing this because they don't want to show their first and ultimate female hero getting her powers from a man. So better to make it she gets struck by lightning, oh wait shouldn't that be too close to the Flash...yeah didn't think that was really the problem.
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2:15PM on 11/21/2016

Hope not

that sounds kinda dumb, and not at all like Capt Marvel, hope its not true
that sounds kinda dumb, and not at all like Capt Marvel, hope its not true
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