Marvel Entertainment has made a significant change to Captain Marvel’s origin in the comics ahead of the character’s live-action feature film debut.
The fourth issue of Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco and Erica D’Urso’s Life of Captain Marvel series that titular hero’s mother is a member of the Kree alien race, meaning Carol Danvers is half-human and half-Kree. As a result, Carol’s exposure to the alien device known as the Psyche-Magnetron actually activated her inherited superpowers. It had previously been established that the exposure altered her DNA.
Carol’s mother, Marie Danvers, also receives the retconned name Mari-Ell, which in turns means the classic heroine’s true name is now Car-Ell. However, at this point, it remains unclear if these changes will translate onto the screen for the upcoming Captain Marvel film.
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Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter