Captain Marvel's Origin Story Will Be Tweaked in Movie to Avoid Green Lantern Similarities

Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has shared a tidbit on what to expect from the first Marvel female superhero movie.

AceShowbiz - The upcoming "Captain Marvel" movie won't be a straight adaptation of the comic books. In an interview on "Any Time with Vin Forte" podcast, screenwriter Nicole Perlman opens up that they will not stick to the comics when it comes to the story of how Carol Danvers acquired her superpowers. The change is made to avoid similarities to DC's famous ring bearer.

"I don't think I've ever had a project where I've been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She's such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here's the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern," Perlman says.

She adds, "And obviously, that's not what we want to do. There's a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, she's her own person and she's a great character. We have to be aware of what's happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that's going on at the same time. It's a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. It's been good to have a partner. It's been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film."

The highly-anticipated movie stars Brie Larson as the heroine. It's planned for a March 8, 2019 release in the States.

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