That’s right, the best years to be alive. The ’90s!!
A large amount of information was revealed (and welcomed) at this years San Diego Comic-Con surrounding Captain Marvel. Of course with the distant release date of 2019, a lot has had to be kept under wraps in the past.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting any information on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s take on Col. Carol Danvers. We have confirmation of the writers, the directors, the story arc and now the setting.
We also know that we will be getting a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury with Samuel L. Jackson carrying on in the role however having CGI used to make him look the younger part.
Say my name, b***h!
It was also revealed that the main villains for the movie will be the shape-shifting aliens, the Skrulls.
This does leave us with the question as to where Captain Marvel has been all this time while the MCU has been carrying on with the Avengers and she has been pretty MIA throughout.
There are two strong possibilities for the noted absence of Captain Marvel in the MCU. The first being that her entire story and any subsequent sequels will only take place in the ’90s. Much like Agent Carter, her story will most likely involve missions set before the main MCU movies. As awesome as a ’90s-set franchise would be, that still doesn’t explain why nobody has ever mentioned the super-powerful Captain Marvel and her adventures saving the world.
The second and more probable scenario is that the events of Captain Marvel will be part of a top-secret operation and that the climax of the movie will see Col. Danvers either go deep undercover or head off into space to continue fighting intergalactic conflicts. So essentially no one in the current MCU movies knows about her, no one that is, but Nick Fury.
Oh, just the Captain kicking some Skrull ass!
Marvel Studio head, Kevin Faige, has said that the Kree-Skrulls War is being adapted from the comic which would make the second scenario all the more workable for a movie that would somehow fit together with the rest of the MCU movies.
By way of background for the above mentioned epic intergalactic war, the first Captain Marvel, a Kree named Mar-Vell (the originality is rife with this one) kicked off the Kree-Skrull War when it was revealed he had a love child with a Skrull. As the two races have been mortal enemies since forever, this revelation wasn’t taken so kindly. Within this arc, Col. Danvers gets some Kree DNA and Captain Marvel’s powers due to a device exploding when Danvers came into impact with it, causing her cells and DNA to alter, turning her into a half Human and Kree being.
This accident made her even more powerful than any regular Kree, but according to Captain Marvel writer Nicole Perlman, Captain Marvel will change Carol Danvers’s origin story:
“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,”
Although the origin of her story may change, this doesn’t take away from the fact that given the scale of a war between two intergalactic races, it seems clear that a good deal of the film’s action will take place in space and be unknown to much of Earth. And with the Skrull’s shapeshifting abilities, there’s a huge chance that the movie will involve some cloak and dagger tactics.
In my opinion, there will never be too many badass female superheroes and I definitely can’t wait to see this film in 2019.