The directors of Captain Marvel, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden have made some tweaks to Carol Danver’s origin story and also her supporting casts. One huge change was the relationship between Carol and Mar-Vell. Not only had the team changed the nature of this relationship, but they had tied the portrayal of the Supreme Intelligence with this, allowing for the actor to play both the roles.
Fleck and Boden had very recently explained everything and also broken down the elements of Captain Marvel in an all-new interview, and this a twist that Annette Bening had been Mar-Vell, although she had appeared as the Supreme Intelligence to Carol Danvers since this takes on the likeness of someone the user trusts and respects. This would mean that they can use Bening to play both these characters and also tie it into the superhero’s origin, but this idea was not there when the movie was being developed.
“No that was another late-breaking idea from Ms Anna Boden here,” Fleck had said.
“I think that we initially had a separate figure being the Supreme Intelligence and then it just felt like to bring it together, somebody from her past that she knew and she admired, but she didn’t know who it was because she had that part of her self missing,” Boden had added.
“To have it be connected to her origin and have it be connected to her hero felt like an obvious idea that should’ve been in there from the very beginning, so it was just one of those things where all of a sudden like I woke up from a nap and I was like ‘what the hell are we doing? Why are these two separate people?’ I called Ryan. I’m like ‘am I crazy to think that we should make them the same actor?’ and he’s like ‘no, that seems like why didn’t we think of that four months ago.’ And there we go.”
It seems to have worked out well in the end, and we are super happy that the team had made a decision to shake some things up.
Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel is in theatres now.