The CAPTAIN MARVEL Film Won't Have The Traditional Structure of Typical Origin Films
We already know that the Captain Marvel film will tell the origin story of Carol Danvers. We also know that Marvel Studios will be changing that origin story up a bit. Now we have a new bit of information to share with you regarding how that story will be presented to us.
According to producer Nate Moore, Captain Marvel will feel different from any kind of typical origin story. He explained to CinemaBlend:
"I think there is a structure to origin films that audiences sometimes can get ahead of very quickly. So, if we do origin films, internally, we talk about how we can subvert that structure. For instance, Captain Marvel is an origin movie in that you haven't seen her before, but we think we've stumbled upon a structure there that isn't the traditional structure of what origin movies typically are, which is you meet the character, they have a problem, they get powers at the end of the first act, and the end of the second act they learn about the powers, the third act they probably fight a villain who has a function of the same powers. That's a lot of times what a typical origin movie is structured like, but as we introduce new characters moving forward, we want to find ways to subvert that structure, so at least the experience of the film feels new to audiences. We're very conscious of making sure that audiences don't get things that feel like they've seen them before."
It's awesome that Marvel is looking to be more inventive with how they tell their stories! I love that we won't be getting typical origin films from here on out with Marvel and that they will be thinking outside of the box when structuring their films.
Unfortunately, Moore doesn't offer any details on what exactly will make Captain Marvel different, so we'll just have to wait and see.
The story of the film is set in the 90s and it 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 is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who directed Mississippi Grind. The most recent script comes from Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider). The film also stars Brie Larson, 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 will be back as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer. It was also recently announced that Annette Bening was joining the cast.
The movie is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.