So remember the other day, how Joss Whedon said that Avengers: Age of Ultron would introduce characters we hadn’t seen on-screen before, and I said that it might not be Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel because Marvel probably haven’t cast her yet seeing as how her solo movie is only coming out in 2018? Yeah, about that…
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.
At its core, this rumour is of course nothing particularly new, seeing as Badass Digest already reported last year that an early draft of the Age of Ultron script ended with Captain Marvel showing up in the end. But since then, the script had apparently changed. And now it’s apparently changed right back if Latino Review’s Umberto Gonzales is to be believed.
That part of the rumour aside though, the thing that really got my attention was the section referring to the Captain Marvel solo movie. For those of you who don’t know, Kelly Sue DeConnick was actually the comic book writer who penned the Captain Marvel comic when it relaunched a few years back under that title (Carol Danvers was previously called Ms Marvel) with the brand new look and attitude for the character that has seen her finally becoming the A-list hero and public darling that Marvel have always wanted her to be. So she definitely “gets” the character and would actually be a fantastic choice to pen the script, even though she’s never written anything on the size/scope of a big budget Marvel movie.
But that’s where Jim Starlin comes in. As one of the biggest architects for the cosmic side of Marvel’s comic book universe – including creating Thanos – the guy knows epic like few other people, and I’m sure he would have some really great, really big ideas for the story.
Whoever does end up penning the script for the Captain Marvel solo movie, all I can say is that if she does suddenly show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron without having been seen/mentioned anywhere (in itself, a bloody impressive feat), fans are going to go crazy. And by fans, I mean me. Especially if she’s played by Vikings‘ Katheryn Winnick!
Last Updated: March 26, 2015