Will Captain Marvel Be An Origin Story?

Marvel Cinematic Universe has been quite adamant in introducing new heroes with their origin story. And it looks like Captain Marvel will be no different. New superheroes that are being introduced in movies often get an origin story, a form of introduction that the makes audiences familiarize with the protagonist and root for his success. Zack Snyder broke that rule when he made his films for DCEU, often forgoing tradition and preferring the flashback sequences. But that has not been the case with MCU.


When speaking to Cinema Blend, Marvel Studio boss Kevin Feige offered some insights into what Captain Marvel’s debut film will be:

“[Black] Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in Civil War. But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.”


Marvel had indicated before that they would be moving away from the origin story mode that they had followed in Phase 1 and 2. Phase 3 was to introduce new heroes in a manner that was non- traditional. Black Panther got an introduction of sorts to Captain America: Civil War but was not depicted in its full story. Spider-Man’s origin story has been told many times on screen, so that was not a mystery to audiences.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel has not yet been seen on screen but is one of Marvel’s oldest characters. She has gone through many evolutions in the past century so it would be interesting to see what particular part of her history will be acknowledged as an origin story. Captain Marvel has also been reported to be part of Infinity War, but the film is set for an earlier release than Captain Marvel’s debut. Feige did not comment on this issue.

Amy Fanai

Movie lover who writes about movies.
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