Captain America, Iron Man and The Hulk all got their origin stories in Phase one of the MCU with the first films in their respective franchises explaining how the heroes came to be. Other heroes such as the Guardians of The Galaxy got their origin stories outlined in 45 seconds of dialogue and that is all we needed. Other heroes such as Black Panther didn’t get any origin story since we saw him for the first time in his suit in Captain America: Civil War.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding whether or not one of the phase three Marvel films, Captain Marvel, was going to be an origin story given that it comes out in March 2019, two months before the currently untitled Avengers: Infinity War sequel. Now Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, has officially confirmed that it will be. In an interview with Cinema Blend, Feige stated the following…
“[Black] Panther is not really an origin story, since we saw him already in Civil War. But his standalone certainly introduces you to 99% of his world that you never saw. And Captain Marvel is certainly an origin. It’s an origin story from the start.”
We already knew that Black Panther wasn’t going to be an origin story, but the fact that Captain Marvel is an origin story and comes out between Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel means that we won’t see the character in full costume in Avengers: Infinity War. That doesn’t mean that Carol Danvers won’t appear without her powers in the film in some way.
There’s no word yet regarding how exactly she will get her powers but keep in mind that Marvel has no objection to straying from the source material when it comes to their movies. In the comics, Carol Danvers got her powers as a result of an explosion, and even though this could play out in the movies, Marvel will write her origin in a way that suits the story of the MCU the best.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson and will hit theatres on March 8th 2019.
Source: Cinema Blend