Avengers Infinity War broke our expectations when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The deaths of our heroes in that movie were not only tragic but they also ripped our hearts right out of our chests. The visual of Doctor Strange and spiderman fading away (or being dusted ) right in front of our eyes was jaw dropping but none of it came as a surprise to all of us. We started the movie off expecting some death and destruction but the end of half of all life in creation was a bit much even for the hardened veteran comic fan.
Although there was some respite in the fact that the audiences knew that the deaths in the Infinity War were not going to be permanent. It was known to the fandom that the woman who will come to save the day for the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be none other than Carol Danvers herself.
We at quirkybyte have come across some rather interesting rumors and pieces of information that we think will interest the fandom. These include a synopsis of the movie, a casting confirmation and a description and quote by Kevin Feige himself. The three sources collectively put up a picture of the movie that will reveal astounding details. Review these below.
The synopsis as reported by Discussing Film
“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 .”
Kevin Feige also added his comments about the movie
“The answer is, you’ll see in the storytelling of the movie.” Feige explained. “But it allows us to play in an area that we have never played in before and tapping into a ’90s action genre was fun for us and being able to see an earlier part of the MCU before Nick Fury knew anything about aliens or anything about super-powered people and also tapping into the Kree-Skrull War, which in the comics was a huge part of the comic mythology, seemed like a fun thing to try and a fun way to give Carol Danvers her own standalone origin story.”
The third piece of information is a casting confirmation that has just surfaced on the internet today. It seems that Captain Marvel has finally found its lead antagonist. The man pegged to be playing (a Skrull general/ king/emperor/tyrant) in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie is none other than Ben Mendelssohn himself, yes, the one who played a pivotal role in the new Star Wars movie.
What do all of this mean, just what in the world is Kevin Feige and the creative team at Marvel studios thinking? Well, that question is more easily answered than you think. You see, Carol Danvers was originally just a very good spy and an exceptional war pilot in the comics. This femme fatale fell in love with a Kree hero by the name of Mar-vell (rumoured to be played by Jude Law), and it was this love affair of hers that took her out of this world, quite literally. Little did Carol know that it would also mean immeasurable pain and heartbreak for her in the near future.
Captain Marvel was originally a Kree hero who was lured into a trap by a Skrull general ( The legendary war between Skrull and the Kree has gone on for ages and has been deep-seated in the comic lore of the Marvel comic multiverse ) when the Skrull general kidnapped Danvers and used her as bait to orchestrate the death of the Kree hero. The plan was ultimately foiled by the efforts of both Marvell and Danvers but in the process, an explosion fused Marvell’s Kree DNA with Danvers granting her the superhuman powers of Marvell himself. This prompted Carol into taking on the role of a protector of the earth going by the name of Ms. Marvel and later Captain Marvel.
It is now confirmed that the origin story that is going to be retold in Captain Marvel, will include Ben Mendelssohn as the Skrull general who will be directly at odds with both Danvers and Mar-vell. Who do you think that would be? Tell us in the comments below.