Black Panther executive producer Nate Moore spoke with CinemaBlend about how Captain Marvel’s upcoming solo film will be a different origin movie.
Origin stories are a common place for a super hero’s first installment. While it has become repetitive in comic book movies, it seems Marvel Studios is ready to redefine the comic book genre once again providing a different take, according to producer Nate Moore.
“I think there is a structure to origin films that audiences sometimes can get ahead of very quickly. So, if we do origin films, internally, we talk about how we can subvert that structure. For instance, Captain Marvel is an origin movie in that you haven’t seen her before, but we think we’ve stumbled upon a structure there that isn’t the traditional structure of what origin movies typically are, which is you meet the character, they have a problem, they get powers at the end of the first act, and the end of the second act they learn about the powers, the third act they probably fight a villain who has a function of the same powers. That’s a lot of times what a typical origin movie is structured like, but as we introduce new characters moving forward, we want to find ways to subvert that structure, so at least the experience of the film feels new to audiences. We’re very conscious of making sure that audiences don’t get things that feel like they’ve seen them before.”
Moore also teased that the film will be different from the other origin movies Marvel Studios has put out in the past.
“I think the way the film opens is much different than an origin movie, and because she is a heroine that you haven’t seen before, we’re able to tell this story structurally in a way that will feel unexpected and hopefully will keep audiences off balance. Still balanced enough that they can enjoy the film, but even just making it a period film is sort of interesting in that it’s not just a function of the world as we know it in the MCU today.”
It seems Captain Marvel will feature a different narrative structure to the origin story, akin to Batman Begins. Marvel Studios is constantly turning the genre on its head with films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War, it seems Captain Marvel will be no different.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, and Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer. Ben Mendelsohn, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte and McKenna Grace are also on board in undisclosed roles. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel is slated to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.
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