The first look of Captain Marvel was revealed on September 5 and this will be the first time a female superhero will play the female lead in a Marvel movie.
Unlike other superhero movies, Captain Marvel will not show how Carol Danvers got her powers but will directly show her exercising those powers. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck told that they were deviating from the 'traditional origin-story template' and that's why the origin story won't be included.
In other details, Brie Larson said that the character is half Kree -- unemotional and a true fighter -- which is way different from the comics. Larson exclusively told EW, "You have this Kree part of her that's unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there's this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing that she ends up leading by. It's the thing that gets her in trouble, but it's also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her."
The half-Kree and half-human points out that Captain Marvel may have more similarities with the Star-lord than Captain America, according to comicbooks.com.
Although the movie will not be showing the origin of Captain Marvel, there are a few details about her from the comic books. Danvers is a pilot who was caught in an explosion with Mar-Vell -- the original Captain Marvel who possesses all the powers. The explosion caused his DNA to merge with Danvers and she ends up gaining his superpowers.
Mar-Vell becomes a mentor to Danvers and trains her to use her powers and gain control over her abilities. Mar-Vell succumbs to cancer and dies a few years later. Danvers takes his title and honours her mentor.
The movie will premiere on March 5, 2019.