Kevin Feige Says CAPTAIN MARVEL offers a Very Different Type of Origin Story
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige loves to build the hype for his films. He and his creative team always try new things and experiment with the films that they make and Captain Marvel is no exception.
We already know that the origin story in Captain Marvel has been changed up from what the comics have given us. But, Feige says the way that origin story is told is “very different” than anything we’ve seen before.
While talking to Variety recently the Marvel president said:
“It takes place in the 1990s and while it is an origin story of our hero, it is a very different type of origin story which we’re excited to unveil to audiences.”
He didn’t go into any details, but I’m looking forward to seeing what he means by that. How exactly will this origin story be very different that the other origins we’ve seen? I guess, we’ll just have to wait and see. When previously talking about changing up the origin story co-writer Nicole Perlman said:
“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 films and make 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.”
Feige goes on to say that the Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck-directed film has “come together extremely well.” He then praises the cast of the film, saying:
“[Larson] does a tremendous job. Sam Jackson is a very different version of Nick Fury, does an amazing job, the entire cast — this one is very different and very exciting.”
The story of the film follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. The Kree alien race will also be a major part of the story.
Captain Marvel was also written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) and stars Ben Mendelsohn as the villain, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Coulson, and Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, be back as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer.
The movie is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.