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Captain Marvel: Structure For Origin Story Will Offer New Experience, Says Producer

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Captain Marvel: Structure For Origin Story Will Offer New Experience, Says Producer

After the massive success of Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, Marvel Studios wants to make sure that its first female superhero film, Captain Marvel, stands out from the rest of the MCU films as it has one of the most unique origin stories.

Cinema Blend recently caught up with Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore to talk about the upcoming solo Captain Marvel movie. Moore revealed that the studio is trying its level best to make sure that the film stands out from other MCU films like Ant-Man, Captain America: First Avenger, Doctor Strange, and Thor.

While Moore didn’t divulge much information about how Captain Marvel will change things up, he did tease that they’ve come up with a new way to structure the origin story.

I think there is a structure to origin films that audiences sometimes can get ahead of very quickly,” the Marvel Studios producer said. “So, if we do origin films, internally, we talk about how we can subvert that structure. For instance, Captain Marvel is an origin movie in that you haven’t seen her before, but we think we’ve stumbled upon a structure there that isn’t the traditional structure of what origin movies typically are.”

He talked about the traditional structure of MCU origin movies that introduces the character first, shows the character struggling with some problem and then they get powers at the end of the first act. The character learns about the powers at the end of the second act and then he/she probably fights a villain who has a function of the same powers in the third act. So, basically, the story structure is pretty predictable.

Moore said that the studio wants to make sure that the upcoming origin films offer a new experience to the audiences.

That’s a lot of times what a typical origin movie is structured like, but as we introduce new characters moving forward, we want to find ways to subvert that structure, so at least the experience of the film feels new to audiences,” he said. “We’re very conscious of making sure that audiences don’t get things that feel like they’ve seen them before.”

Moore also said that as Captain Marvel will be set in the 90’s it will help open up the character’s origin in a fresh way.

I think the way the film opens is much different than an origin movie, and because she is a heroine that you haven’t seen before, we’re able to tell this story structurally in a way that will feel unexpected and hopefully will keep audiences off balance,” the producer said.

Captain Marvel will star Brie Larson in the titular role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. The film is set to release in theatres on March 8, 2019.

Source: Cinema Blend

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