‘Captain Marvel’ Takes Inspiration From ‘Robocop’ In A Big Way

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It seems that Captain Marvel had some of its inspiration in the best of places as the directors have said that part of the movie comes straight from Robocop.

During a recent interview with Screen Rant, the pair of directors talked at length about their upcoming film. This included the comic run that was the biggest inspiration to them and even some homages to The French Connection. The most interesting bit, however, came when the directors were asked about the alleged similarities to Robocop.

The two were quick to shoot down the notion that the film would have nearly as much dark humor. Instead, they focused in on when Robocop walked through his house and began to remember fragments of his past. While the two directors did not confirm that Captain Marvel would have such a deliberate moment, they did say that it was one of the first things that they talked to Marvel about in terms of the character remembering her past:

There will be humor. It is not a dark movie in that way like Robocop I think that what is exciting to us about Robocop was this idea of a character who’s finding himself and finding his past and even though it’s a dark movie it’s also like extremely emotional in that way. If you remember that scene of him walking into his own home, you know, and remembering those moments from his past life and remembering who he was I mean that’s big. And that was one of the first things we talked to Marvel about in terms of this character the idea that self discovery and reconnecting and rediscovering your humanity and who you were and it’s a huge part of this film.

From the look of things, there is going to be a major revelation for Captain Marvel before this film is through!

What do you all make of this statement? Do you think it will be a single moment that gets Captain Marvel to remember that she is human or will it be an extended period on Earth? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

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.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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