Though Carol Danvers is only just making her big screen debut next year, both the character and the Captain Marvel name have long and frequently separate histories in the comics, raising the question of where the MCU plans to start in telling this heroine’s story.
BionicBuzz took the opportunity to enquire on this matter when Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige attended the 2018 Ryan Arts BE A HERO Fundraiser, and based on the producer’s answer, this first movie’s source material will largely be of the recent variety:
“The history of Captain Marvel goes back and is rather confusing. The one we’re doing is based on Carol Danvers and in particular the Kelly Sue DeConnick run, which has only been around the last few years but is really quite inspirational for us.”
For those who know their comic books, this probably won’t come as any real surprise, seeing how Kelly Sue DeConnick was the writer who first gave Carol the Captain Marvel title back in 2012. The scribe herself even offered her personal seal of approval to the casting of Brie Larson when it was first announced a couple of years ago, claiming that the star “has a gravitas and she has a power to her. But you can see she also has a sense of humor and playfulness there. I’m psyched.”
Clearly, DeConnick isn’t the only one who’s feeling pumped about this upcoming release, and with the movie now less than four months away, some fans are currently theorizing that a brand new trailer might premiere on December 8th at Brazil’s CCXP. That’s just speculation for now, but another recent development that’s looking very legit indeed is the confirmation that the film will be taking place in 1995. So while the source material may be recent, you can expect Captain Marvel to get a little retro when it hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.