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Newswire: The Captain Marvel movie will be an origin story after all

Superhero movies are unfamiliar to movie-going audiences, which is why every single one needs to spend some time establishing who the character was before they became a hero, what gave them powers or inspired them to fight crime, and how they came up with the design of their costume. Otherwise, the many, many people who have never seen a superhero movie will be totally lost. Why else would Batman V Superman include yet another scene of Bruce Wayne’s parents being killed?

Back in August, we reported that Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman was trying to avoid doing an origin story for the Brie Larson-starring film, specifically pointing out that the character’s origin is too similar to the one seen in the awful Green Lantern movie. Perlman also suggested that, at this stage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it made more sense to establish Captain Marvel’s place in …

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