In each of Marvel’s 18 films, president Kevin Feige and his team of directors and writers follow the traditional storylines from the comics, but they like to traditionally make some changes to the characters and their stories to keep it fresh and interesting. Don’t expect anything different from Captain Marvel.
Feige admitted that he is not familiar with Mar-Vell, hence why he chose Carol Danvers to play the strongest superhero in her own live-action film coming in 2019. With Law is expected to make his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Mar-Vell, he is expected to bring a dynamic to the role that is different traditionally from the comics.
“I knew some about him, but it was definitely Carol Danvers who was most interesting to us and why we chose her. But as that character [Mar-Vell] connects to the origin of Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel [in the comics], we’re pulling from some of that for inspiration.”
Mar-Vell is the original Captain Marvel and served as a member of the alien race, Kree. Mar-Vell had Nega Bands, special kind of gauntlets that help give him an increased boost to combine with his powered abilities. While it is still unknown what kind of a role exactly that Law play, but it wouldn’t be surprising, if he indeed, plays the role of a mentor for Danvers, played by Brie Larson. In the comics, Mar-Vell passes down the superhero mantle down to Danvers and teaches her how to control her powers.
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Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Walter Lawson/Mar-Vell, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, with Ben Mendelsohn and Lashana Lynch in undisclosed roles. The film is expected to release March 8, 2019.