My hype for Captain Marvel has turned to Dread...

Dallas, Texas
August 15, 2016 9:07pm CST
Whelp the title speaks for itself ladies and gents. Upon seeing the San Diego Comic-Con announcement that Brie Larson was going to be Captain Marvel, I was hyped that they finally started working on that film. BUT as of this past weekend my hype has turned to a sense of dread. What happened was I came across an article on ScreenRant.com(Link here: ) that stated that Carol's origins will be changed slightly to avoid similarities to green Lantern. Now to save you all the trouble, here's the gist of their origin stories: Green Lantern Hal Jordan:"A fighter pilot who was sought out by intergalactic power ring, which lead him to its bearer. This bearer an alien granted Hal Jordan his abilities as a Green Latern, which is esstentially an intergalactic police force." Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel:Carol was an airforce officer who became the girlfriend of her predecessor the Kree, Mar-Vell as he was posing as a double agent for the Kree race to invade Earth. During a conflict involving a kree device, carol's caught in an explosion that while injuring her bonds her DNA with Mar-vell's which is how she acquires her powers of flight, super speed, energy absorption, and manipulation, and super strength. Do I even need to point out the obvious here? Hell the only thing Carol and Hal have in common is that they're in the aiforce, as how they got their powers is vastly different. Not to mention Green Latern's "powers" aren't actually a power, but a device that allows him to manipulate a certain type of energy with his will. In short, his power ring is merely a green ring shaped gun. Whereas Carol's powers are generated from her body thanks to Mar-vell's DNA and the Kree device that bonded it to her. But I've got an even bigger problem, as I think they're over complicating a simple process. Courtesy of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Agents Of Shield, Marvel's team has already introduced the Kree and Inhumans into the Marvel Cinematic universe. In other words the foundation for Carol's cinematic counterpart are already in place. See I imagined the Cinematic Universe being one where Carol's predecessor Mar-Vell doesn't exist as she's introduced as the FIRST Captain Marvel. As a result she'd be one of the inhumans that emerged after theWhelp the title speaks for itself ladies and gents. Upon seeing the San Diego Comic-Con nnouncement that Brie Larson was going to be Captain Marvel, I was hyped that they finally started working on that film. BUT as of this past weekend my hype has turned to asense of dread. What happened was I came across an article on ScreenRant.com that stated that Carol's origins will be changed slightly to avoid similarities to green Lantern. Now to save you all the trouble, here's the gist of their origin stories: Green Lantern Hal Jordan:"A fighter pilot who was sought out by intergalactic power ring, which lead him to its bearer. This bearer an alien granted Hal Jordan his abilities as a Green Latern, which is esstentially an intergalactic police force." Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel:Carol was an airforce officer who became the girlfriend of her predecessor the Kree, Mar-Vell as he was posing as a double agent for the Kree race to invade Earth. During a conflict involving a kree device, carol's caught in an explosion that while injuring her bonds her DNA with Mar-vell's which is how she acquires her powers of flight, super speed, energy absorption, and manipulation, and super strength. Do I even need to point out the obvious here? Hell the only thing Carol and Hal have in common is that they're in the aiforce, as how they got their powers is vastly different. Not to mention Green Latern's "powers" aren't actually a power, but a device that allows him to manipulate a certain type of energy with his will. In short, his power ring is merely a green ring shaped gun. Whereas Carol's powers are generated from her body thans to Mar-vell's DNA and the Kree device that bonded it to her. But I've got an even bigger problem, as I think they're over complicating a simple process. Courtesy of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Agents Of Shield, Marvel's team has already introduced the Kree and Inhumans into the Marvel Cinematic universe. In other words the foundation for Carol's cinematic counterpart are already in place. See I imagined the Cinematic Universe being one where Carol's predecessor Mar-Vell doesn't exist as she's introduced as the FIRST Captain Marvel. As a result she'd be one of the inhumans that emerged after the events involving Daisy's mother and her little "Inhuman paradise," in Agents Of Shield. She would then learn to hone her powers and emerge as "Captain Marvel." That origin would need some ironing out, but still c'mon, worrying about the competition is partially why Warner Bros and DC haven't been doing well with their films after Dark Knight Rises. Marvel, you've got a good track record so far, don't let this be your first blunder! Dx events involving Daisy's mother and her little "Inhuman paradise," in Agents Of Shield. She would then learn to hone her powers and emerge as "Captain Marvel." That origin would need some ironing out, but still c'mon, worrying about the competition is partially why Warner Bros and DC haven't been doing well with their films after Dark Knight Rises. Marvel, you've got a good track record so far, don't let this be your first blunder! Dx
Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman says Carol Danvers' origins are less Green Lantern-like in her upcoming solo MCU film.
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• Calgary, Alberta
23 Aug 16
I bet she wont even wear the sexy Miss Marvel Suit. She will become the super covered Captain Marvel so they can appease the feminists, the Muslims, the conservative moms and the social justice warriors.
• Dallas, Texas
23 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Please ma'am don't instill any unrealistic expectations in me. Like seeing her start out calling herself "Ms. Marvel" before she dons the Ms. Marvel one-sy outfit and then by the third act goes by "Captain Marvel." Especially since if what I saw from the Comic-Con trailer(or rather a still image of it) yeah she's wearing the cover aptain Marvel suit. Plus I don't see how that would appease Muslims, as she would need to wear a burka from what I understand... But I see how it would appease feminists, and social justice warriors. Not our fault they lack confidence in how they look. And conservative moms? Is it really for little Timmy's sake? Is it really?
• Dallas, Texas
25 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker No, but that doesn't surprise me... Meaning sadly if Marvel's smart, we won't see the Ms. Marvel one-sy... It's sad when the "smart move" is catering to cose-minded simpletons...
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Aug 16
@Hanyouyomi I am a bit sad they will delete male Captain Marvel out of existence. Him dying on screen with Carol going to continue his fight sounds like a better origin story.
@Tampa_girl7 (27590)
• United States
16 Aug 16
Comic books , (do they even call them that anymore ? ) have changed so much in my lifetime.
• Dallas, Texas
16 Aug 16
@Tampa_girl7 Yes they're still called comic-books, and indeed they've gone through a lot of changes... Like I could a gist of the history of the changes comic-books have gone under, but I'd rather not ore you. But this? THIS irritates me as a writer and a geek for comic-book related media. Because as I stated in the post, the foundation for the changes for this interpretation of Captain Marvel(carol Danvers) was established with how the Kree and Inhumans were introduced in Agents Of Shield and Guardians Of The Galaxy. So I'm hinking the film's creative team is looking to incorporate Mar-Vell into Carol's first film, when that's not necessary. Not when Carol's supposed to be the premiere Captain Marvel of Marvel's Cinematic universe. See to an upstart in the business of media like me, this is a simple thing to deal with, but there are some corporate labyrinths to navigate through in the movie making process that we're not aware of. But all I'm hoping is that they don't screw it up. Especially given how much of a fan favorite Carol Danvers is, and how sick many geeks are with superhero films involving heroines not doing well. Marvel's got a lot riding on this, and I don't think they know that.
• Mumbai, India
17 Aug 16
90's days are coming! thank you for sharing