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Captain Marvel

It has been rumored for quite some time that the Carol Danvers incarnation of Captain Marvel would be hitting the big screen prior to absolutely destroying the box office with her own solo movie when it is released on July 6, 2018.  For the most part, rumors have had Danvers playing a part in Avengers: Age of Ultron, albeit in a cameo capacity.  AoU writer/director Joss Whedon has teased fans off and on throughout the production of the Avengers sequel and if the rumors are true, those teases may actually lead to something much more substantial.  Word around the campfire is that Marvel has found their Carol Danvers and audiences will indeed meet her during the events of Age of Ultron.  There may be spoilers ahead.  You’ve been warned.

As with any rumor we report, take this with a grain of salt.  Latino Review, who has scooped too many spoilers in the past to completely dismiss, is reporting that not only has Marvel cast the former Ms. Marvel but that she will in fact be introduced in AoU.

RT! HOT #MARVEL #RUMOR ABOUT #CAPTAINMARVEL #SPOILER Apparently, from what I’m being told, the rumor is that the studio has cast the role of Carol Danvers & keeping it top secret. I’m also being told we will first see her in #AVENGERS #AgeofUltron as originally written in previous drafts of the screenplay. In terms of the standalone film, the Marvel brain trust has blocked out the plot & story with the intention of bringing an established writer to write the script. Comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick wanted to take a crack at writing the screenplay but I’m not sure if she got the gig. Also, I’m told legendary comic writer Jim Starlin, who has a rich history with Captain Marvel is aboard the project as a consultant. All of the above is #UNCONFIRMED so take with grain of salt until further notice but it’s within the realm of plausibility.

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Now, as you see, El Mayimbe did hashtag the post “UNCONFIRMED”, so there’s that.  Still, this is pretty exciting, if true.  You may be asking yourself how Danvers will fit into AoU.  If the rumors are right, AoU will end with the Avengers disassembled, each of them heading their own way.  Well, other than Hulk, of course, who will be either missing or in space by the time the credits roll, if what we are hearing is correct.  As they go their own way, Captain America and Nick Fury begin looking for members for a new team (the New Avengers?), and here is where Captain Marvel comes into the story.

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Kelly Sue DeConnick took the Captain Marvel comic book title to new heights with her decision to place Carol Danvers in the title character’s seat and helped show the comic book industry that not every female character has to look like a 14 year old boy’s ultimate fantasy in order to be a successful property.  Instead, DeConnick and artist Dexter Soy gave readers a much more real, relatable character that comic book fans could cheer.  The rumor does mention that DeConnick gave the script a crack but whether or not that script will be used (if the rumor is true at all) is still to be seen.

While calling Jim Starlin’s involvement with Captain Marvel a “rich history” may be a bit much, there is no doubt that Starlin’s revamp back in the 70’s likely saved the character from discontinuation and provided some great Thanos action.  His involvement, even on a consultant level, will likely help tie the Captain Marvel movie to the Infinity War movies smoothly, and his ability to take the fight to Thanos can only help bring Phase 3 to a satisfactory conclusion.  That being said, of the two, fans would no doubt prefer to have DeConnick play consultant to the new film, so we will see just how Marvel plays this.

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There are plenty of capable, wonderful actresses out there who could don the Captain Marvel jumpsuit and everyone has their own pick for who should play Carol Danvers.  We will have to keep an eye on this rumor for further developments.

Are you excited for the inclusion of Captain Marvel in Age of Ultron?  Who do you think should play the role of Carol Danvers?   Would you prefer to have Starlin as the head consultant on the Captain Marvel stand-alone film or would you prefer DeConnick?

 

Source: Latino Review

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