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Over the years there have been several Captain Marvels, but Marvel Studios will release its first Captain Marvel film this month.
In the comics, Carol Danvers (the character in the upcoming movie) starts out as a United States Air Force officer. She meets Captain Mar-Vell who is a Kree commander. Mar-Vell was fighting for the Kree, an alien race, in the infamous Kree-Skrull war.
The Kree are a race of super intelligent warriors. The Skulls are a race of shape shifters. The Kree-Skrull war was never really explained, it’s just been going on forever.
During one of the many battles they fought together Danvers gets hit with a ton of energy and her DNA melds with Mar-Vell’s. Now she has some powers and takes on the title Ms. Marvel. Captain Mar-Vell and Ms. Marvel fought side-by-side for years in the comics.
Eventually, she takes on the title Captain Marvel, she becomes an Avenger and agent of S.W.O.R.D (an agency that protects Earth from aliens).
In the new movie, her origin story is a little different. Although it’s not totally clear where she gets her powers from, the trailer shows her falling from the sky (in her U.S. Air Force uniform) and blue energy crackles at her finger tips. Danvers comes to Earth and doesn’t remember her past as a human. All she knows is her life as a Kree commander as the film goes on she gets flash backs about her past and her life on Earth.
One of the strangest things in the trailer (stranger than a young Nick Fury with two eyes, and aliens) is the cat. There is a clip where Danvers and Fury are walking down a hall way on what appears to be a mission, Fury stops to pet a cat. Although most fans of the cinematic universe thought that it was just a cute clip to humanize Nick Fury, comic book fans recognized the cat as Danvers’s pet in the comic books. Who would’ve thought an alien commander would have a regular house pet, because he is just a regular cat, right?