The universe, or at least the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has officially been saved by Marvel‘s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel and punters are feeling the power.
In addition to the fact that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) absolutely kicks ass, what we’re loving about the film is the fun little tidbits like the sick soundtrack (Nirvana, Hole & No Doubt, FTW), the ’90s throwbacks (Blockbuster, ancient computers etc) and the adorably ~mysterious~ kitty, Goose.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet revealed a coupla deets that they initially considered writing into the film and other elements that impacted the story’s outcome.
The first being Nick Fury‘s (Samuel L. Jackson) technological device.
In the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, as half of the world is being turned to dust, Fury’s final action is summoning Cappy Marvel via his beeper, a ’90s staple.
But according to Perlman, early discussions had Fury rocking a Razr flip phone rather than a pager.
“It was something that I pitched originally as a beeper or a Razr flip phone. It was only the two of them and Kevin [Feige] definitely responded to the beeper,” she revealed.
“It was very exciting to see the beeper show up at the end of the first Infinity War, because it’s such an, ‘Oh my gosh it’s finally happening!’ moment.”
beep beep, binch
Perlman also adds that she wished they could’ve included a scene where Carol punches a dinosaur, as per the comics.
“I really wish we could have her punch a dinosaur like she does in one of Kelly [Sue DeConnick]’s comics,” Perlman said. “But then we would have had to put a dinosaur in this film.” Robertson-Dworet adds, “But that was something regularly talked about!”
we’ll settle for a scene with carol punching a boomer, aye
Apparently there was a serious discussion about where Danvers’ powers would come from. The writers made a conscious decision to ensure that her blasts weren’t emanating from a gauntlet or a suit as per Iron Man as this would give off the vibe that she needs accessories to make the magic happen.
“It was really important to us when we were talking about what was powering her, that it wasn’t something like her powers were coming from her gauntlets, or, there are these articles with very powerful connotations that already exist in the comics,” Perlman recalls.
“We wanted to be very careful because that could be seen as her power is coming from her accessories. Obviously, that’s not something you have to worry about with someone like Iron Man. His power, in a sense, is coming from his suit. People don’t worry about what that says about Iron Man, that he’s getting so many powers from his suit. But, with a woman superhero, we wanted to be extra thoughtful about how we were going about it.”
Not to give too much away for those who haven’t seen it, but by the conclusion of the flick it’s made abundantly clear that her power comes from within rather than from an invention or device which, IMO, makes her one of the most powerful heroes everrr.