Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel‘s origin and powers have changed quite a bit from the comics for her MCU debut. The character’s popularity has increased over the last few years in the Marvel comic fandom, thanks to a stellar run by Kelly Sue DeConnick, and the time is ripe for Brie Larson to help catapult Carol Danvers and her alter ego into the mainstream.
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A Quick Movie-Review
The movie functions as Captain Marvel’s origin story, but with a twist. Set in 1995, Carol begins the film fighting with the Kree Starforce before finding her way to Earth and slowly discovering her human past, along with the help of a two-eyed Nick Fury. This more complicated take on a standard Marvel movie has led to some confusing trailers, although given Carol has a fairly convoluted history in the comics anyway, that’s hardly surprising. What is surprising is how, rather than streamlining it for casual fans and general moviegoers directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have changed it to make it more complex.
Carol Danvers’ journey from USAF personnel to a premier superhero of the Marvel Universe is marked of warring alien races, doomed mentors and love interests, not mention erratically changing power-sets, so the challenges in adapting the character for the MCU are not inconsiderable.
Breaking the film’s big ending,now
So towards the end of the movie Captain Marvel is able to push back the Kree’s warships, which are led by Ronan. She’s able to take out their missiles and then takes the fight to their warships and stands defiantly as they retreat. She then has a one on one confrontation with Yon-Rogg and ends up sending him back to the Kree Homeworld Hala with a message.
Carol, Maria, Monica, Fury, Talos, and his family all convene at Maria’s house, where they discuss the next steps for the Skrulls, who are going to start looking for a new home. Carol offers to finish Mar-Vell’s mission and help them find one, and so she will leave Earth once more to explore the galaxy with them until they find an inhabitable planet.
Before she leaves Monica gives Carol her bomber jacket from before she was taken by the Kree, and after she puts it on she says she’ll be back this time, telling Monica she’ll need to learn to fly someday and then heads off into space, reconvening with the Skrulls in Mar-Vell’s ship, and they set out to explore the galaxy.
We then see Fury talking to Coulson, where he’s drafting the first outline for what will become the Avengers. He tells Coulson they need to start looking for more people like Carol, as they weren’t even looking before and she fell into their lap. Coulson asks more of who, and Fury says heroes. Fury is also in possession of Carol’s cat Goose, who also happens to have swallowed the Tesseract. Yep, that Tesseract.
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