Similarity Captain Marvel & Thor: Ragnarok:
Captain Marvel wasn’t a traditional MCU movie in any way as Marvel tried the most unique way to tell you the origin story of Captain Marvel. It starts off more like Black Panther, Spider-Man where she already has her powers and then has to find out who she really is (like literally), and what is her place in this world. By the end just like the other two heroes mentioned, she comes out even more bad-ass than she already was.
Spoilers are inbound.
Talking about similar starting points, this movie actually had a lot in common with many movies. It was a Christopher Nolan’s Memento and the original Robocop style film where Carol has to piece together who she is. Not just other movies, but the film actually had a lot in common with the MCU movies itself. There was a similar moment from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok and even Captain America: The First Avenger.
This was a prequel story so apart from Captain America 1, technically everything happening in Captain Marvel has occurred before any other MCU movie even though we saw these moments of likenesses in those movies first. Let’s just talk about the Thor: Ragnarok match first.
As we see Captain Marvel take her first on screen meeting with the Supreme Intelligence, she tells Carol that the power that she has comes from the Kree, so they are the ones who can also take it. To give an example, Supreme Intelligence uses a little Chip-size Device placed on Carol’s neck to power down her Photon Blast. As the movie progresses, we find out that this is the device that the Kree use to keep her under control, and it can even electrocute her along with not allowing her to use the abilities that she possesses.
Now I have mentioned the movie that this scene sort of references, so you didn’t have to guess it. We saw similar devices used on Sakaar in order to keep the Champions on the planet under control and to have them follow the orders. Thor is the God of Thunder but those little devices had no trouble electrocuting him. He had to use his brains to take it off.
But in Captain Marvel, she was able to take off that Neck Device on her own. She was physically and mentally too strong for it, and when she really believed himself and took control of her powers, it slid off as easy as melted butter. So Thor had to used a bit of Loki’s trickery to get the device off while Captain Marvel used her inner ability and strength. Not saying that Captain Marvel is stronger than Thor because of this, but if we were to keep scores, Captain Marvel – 1, Thor – 0.
Perhaps these devices used on Sakaar and Hala involve similar kinds of technology, and Captain Marvel taking it off rather easily would have caused some really major advancements in the tech. The movie takes two decades before the Ragnarok timeline and in this time, the Nick Chip could have surely been made as strong as it was in Ragnarok.
Well, this is what a far stretched connection looks like, but it is a pretty cool similarity for me at least! Captain Marvel is currently playing in the theatres. Go check it out if you’ve not seen it. If you have, then go watch in one more time anyway as this film does have rewatch-ability!
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and written by Liz Flahive, Meg LeFauve, Carly Mensch, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, it stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Evra, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as Supreme Intelligence and Mar-Vell.