Carol Danvers may not be the only character to debut in Captain Marvel, with a new rumor stating the original Kree superhero Mar-Vell will be featured as well. After years of waiting and secrecy, Marvel Studios' first female-led film is starting to see even more information come to light. Fans of the character had to wait for a year between Brie Larson's initial casting confirmation and the latest details revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.
Thanks to the Captain Marvel concept art shown and the details revealed by Kevin Feige, fans now know that Danvers' solo film will take place in the 1990s, separating her from the bigger events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and her placement in between major Avengers films). Since this revelation, speculation has began to arise as to how Marvel Studios will creatively use this opportunity.
Apparently, they will use it to bring Mar-Vell into the MCU. MCU Exchange has revealed a few new details about the solo film, but the biggest may be that Marvel is planning to include the original Captain Marvel. Mar-Vell should factor in heavily to the Kree-Skrull war the film is going to center around. While audiences have already seen the typical blue-skinned Kree in the MCU, Mar-Vell is actually a Pink Kree who closely resembles the appearance of humans.
Mar-Vell has a long history in comics since his debut in 1967, and his inclusion should come as no surprise given his fundamental role in Carol's origin. Captain Marvel writer Nicole Perlman previously revealed that they are making some alterations to Carol's origin, but those changes may not be too big in the end. Not only is Mar-Vell rumored to be in the film, but MCU Exchange also states that a version of the Kree Psyche-Magnitron machine will be included and be the source for Carol's powers. Furthermore, the report states that her powers will slow down her aging, allowing for Larson to maintain her look in Untitled Avengers despite a 20-30 year gap in appearances.
While Marvel has yet to confirm any of these details, they do sound rather reasonable. Mar-Vell could be a casualty of the Kree-Skrull war, making it easy to explain away his lack of presence in the years following. Meanwhile, Marvel has routinely made slight updates to characters and their origins throughout the MCU's existence, so the studio once again leaning on the source material would not be a surprise. All in all, Captain Marvel continues to sound fascinating and will hopefully deliver on these possibilities come 2019.
Source: MCU Exchange
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