We know that ‘Captain Marvel’ will tell us the origin story of the leading character next year but producer Nate Moore has shared that it won’t be like any origin story that we’ve seen before. ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Captain America,’ ‘Thor,’ and even newer entrees such as ‘Doctor Strange’ all mainly gave us the same kind of introduction to these characters. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Black Panther’ started to trend away from this as they had been properly introduced in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ so were able to expand upon the character development without relying on the origin story quite as much, now we’re getting something new.
The details came up while Moore was speaking about the home release of ‘Black Panther.’ and when asked about how we’ll be introduced to Carol Danvers, he had this to say:
“I think there is a structure to origin films that audiences sometimes can get ahead of very quickly. So, if we do origin films, internally, we talk about how we can subvert that structure. For instance, Captain Marvel is an origin movie in that you haven’t seen her before, but we think we’ve stumbled upon a structure there that isn’t the traditional structure of what origin movies typically are, which is you meet the character, they have a problem, they get powers at the end of the first act, and the end of the second act they learn about the powers, the third act they probably fight a villain who has a function of the same powers. That’s a lot of times what a typical origin movie is structured like, but as we introduce new characters moving forward, we want to find ways to subvert that structure, so at least the experience of the film feels new to audiences. We’re very conscious of making sure that audiences don’t get things that feel like they’ve seen them before.”
Moore doesn’t tell us how the acts will play out different in ‘Captain Marvel,’ but it is exciting to see that the strongest hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be introduced differently somehow.
“I think the way the film opens is much different than an origin movie, and because she is a heroine that you haven’t seen before, we’re able to tell this story structurally in a way that will feel unexpected and hopefully will keep audiences off balance. Still balanced enough that they can enjoy the film, but even just making it a period film is sort of interesting in that it’s not just a function of the world as we know it in the MCU today.”
What should prove to be even more interesting is how the film will introduce ‘Captain Marvel’ in a way that lets us believe she’s been in stasis or off-world all these years. Not only that, but why the New York Incident wasn’t a big enough reason for Nick Fury to have already brought her back into the fold will be addressed.
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Source: Cinema Blend