With only two years left until the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first female led film hits theaters, it isn't surprising that many fans are already theorizing and speculating what we might see from the film. Thanks to SDCC 2017, we now know that Captain Marvel will take place in the '90s, feature a younger Nick Fury with two eyes, and introduce Skrulls into the MCU, which brought up even more questions than before we knew this information.
The information was a lot to take in, so I was encouraged to research more on the history of Carol Danvers and I came up with some interesting details on the character. Unlike my previous #CaptainMarvel theory that suggests Carol Danvers will join the Guardians Of The Galaxy and not the Avengers, this theory focuses on Captain Marvel's history and her race. Check out my theory that Captain Marvel will be an Inhuman in the #MCU below!
In the main #MarvelComics universe (Earth-616), Carol Danvers (who has taken on the identities of Ms. Marvel, Warbird, and now Captain Marvel) got her powers after being knocked into a #Kree device called the Psyche-Magnitron by Mar-Vell.
This device exploded when Danvers came into impact with it, causing her cells and DNA to alter, turning her into a half Human and Kree being. This accident made her even more powerful than any regular Kree, but according to Captain Marvel writer Nicole Perlman, Captain Marvel will change Carol Danvers's origin story:
"If you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, that’s not what we want to do. There’s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen,"
The statement obviously gave me a lot of breathing room for my Inhumans theory, but that wasn't even the best part, Nicole Perman continued, stating:
"We have to be aware of what’s happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world that’s going on at the same time."
Which means anything can be possible for a Captain Marvel origin, but what really caught my eye was the fact that she said the story will fir in with what is going on in the world at the same time.
This week, #MarvelStudios president Kevin Feige confirmed to IGN that the Kree/Skrull war will be a big part of the Captain Marvel film, and crazily enough, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (unlike comic source material), Kree blood was used thousands of years ago to create the Inhumans! From Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, we learn that Inhuman DNA has been passing down for generation and generations into several bloodlines. Could it be possible that this Inhuman gene also passed down into Carol Danver's bloodline?
Another interesting detail that caught my eye, came from Marvel Comic's current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. In the recent #Marvel storyline Inhumanity, Kamala Khan discovers she had actually been an Inhuman all along. While this isn't necessarily meaningful to Carol Danvers, it isn't impossible that they could do the same for Carol Danvers's character. Passing traits from comic book characters onto their on screen counterparts isn't uncommon in the MCU. For example, just look at how Spider-Man: Homecoming changed Peter's best friend to Ned Leeds, while giving him the appearance of another Spider-Man's (Miles Morales) best friend, Ganke Lee.
The timeline placement of Captain Marvel would perfectly fit the theory as well, as the Inhumans at that point were still hiding from the rest of the world and were afraid to expose themselves. Obviously though, Carol Danvers wasn't raised in #Attilan, so the rest of the Inhumans would have no knowledge of her existence either, making it even easier to keep her powers a secret. This would also make sense of the the fact that nobody in the MCU has known of her (or at least her powers) for the last 20 years. That includes #SHEILD.
If Captain Marvel is an Inhuman, and her origin story is going to be different, this could be a great explanation as to why the Kree play such a big role in the film. This would also explain Nicole Perlman's comments about Captain Marvel's origin being related to what is now going on in the wider MCU.