THE ORIGINS OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (In at 3:06)
THE ORIGINS OF CAPTAIN MAR-VELL
Captain Marvel has received some mixed reviews, no one has outrightly condemned it, yet nobody seems to be blown away by it either. In finally watching the 21st MCU film for myself, what I ascertained from the viewing was that Captain Marvel acts like a retrospective linchpin, framing and giving us an overview of the many events that came to link the Avengers. But in hindsight, did Marvel miss out on making something extraordinary when they remixed the original mythology?
The New Road Of Carol Danvers To Captain Marvel
When you change an origin story, the number one rule has to be that it is replaced with a better account, or at the very least something that is equally as exciting and with a mythology that can be built upon. The film adaptation and the comic book origins both have the involvement of Mar-Vell in the mix, but perhaps fans and not just the die-hard ones, were a little disappointed by the significant changes as they seemed kind of pointless.
Monica Rambeau a.k.a. Spectrum
In the Captain Marvel film, we see that Carol Danvers has a long time friend in the form of fellow USAF pilot Maria Rambeau. Maria has a daughter called Monica and this major change in the Captain Marvel storyline upset a lot of people. So for the uninitiated...wait for it...Monica Rambeau is actually the first Captain Marvel. Yes, an adult Monica and an adult Carol existed at the same time. Whilst Carol was Ms Marvel, Monica was the first Captain Marvel after Mar-Vell died. Avengers: Endgame is set 30-ish years after the events of Captain Marvel and so the question is, will a space be made to make Monica a legacy superhero...I mean at this stage in the timeline - would it make sense?
The Skrulls & The Kree
Some back stories from the official canon are so monumentally massive, that for the purpose of shortening a script, it makes sense to minimise the narrative and concentrate on what is really important, in connection to the lead character. The Skrull and Kree saga is an interesting one that could be several films in itself. I don't think we have seen the last of the them in the MCU.
The Original Powers Of Captain Marvel
I imagine that as part of the story development process there is a meeting between producers and the scriptwriters where they discuss how powerful a character is going to be. I for one (reluctantly) understand that for the sake of vulnerability, that some characters abilities have to be tamed or cut completely, otherwise there would be no believability of harm or failing ever occurring.
In the X-Men franchise, we never got to see a Rogue have her all important encounter with Captain Marvel which changed both their lives considerably. Perhaps now that the X-Men rights are back in the hands of Marvel, we might get to see that story in the distant future.
The Captain Marvel - Rogue Connection
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