Give DC credit for one thing... their past failures are causing Marvel to make some changes to one of their characters to avoid giving audience members PTSD. If you're familiar with the origin of Marvel's Captain Marvel, you know that it bears more than a passing resemblance to the origin of DC's Green Lantern. This has given Marvel pause in crafting the character's origin for the big screen, as they don't want anyone thinking about that 2011 turd while watching their film.
Nicole Perlman, one of the writers working on the Captain Marvel screenplay—who coincidentally went through Marvel's Writer's Program alongside Black Panther scribe Joe Robert Cole—recently made some comments on the podcast "Any Time with Vin Forte" that indicated just how mindful she's being in regard to this decision to tweak the character's origins. Said Perlman...
"I don’t think I’ve ever had a project where I’ve been more mindful about the impact that it could have and the importance of it. She’s such an incredibly kick-ass character and Kelly Sue DeConnick did a great run with her story arc recently. But here’s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, she’s her own person and she’s a great character. We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time. It’s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. It’s been good to have a partner. It’s been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film.”
What do you guys think? Are you happy that they're being proactive about this or does the lack of adherence to the source material fill you with nerd rage? Sound off in the comments section below!