Sunday, October 7, 2012

"The Avengers 2": Enter 'Ms. Marvel'

Back in May 2012, Sneak Peek reported that Marvel Comics character 'Ms. Marvel' may be joining the cast of superheroes in writer/director Joss Whedon's developing 3D feature, "The Avengers 2".

Now comes word that British actresses Emily Blunt ("Young Victoria") and Ruth Wilson (Luther") are both in the running to play Ms. Marvel for the new film.

Carol Danvers'', aka 'Ms Marvel', one of Marvel Comics' 'empowered' female "Avengers" past and present, was created by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Gene Colan.

The originally non-powered 'Carol Danvers' was as a member of the US Air Force in "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13 (March 1968) and as 'Ms. Marvel', via a fusion of alien 'Kree' and human genes, in "Ms. Marvel" #1 (January 1977).


The 200th issue of the "Avengers' proved controversial when Carol  was kidnapped by 'Marcus', the son of the villain 'Immortus' and abducted to an alternate dimension, where she was impregnated, then released to give birth to a child on Earth.

After several more team and solo appearances, Carol rejoined the "Avengers" as 'Warbird', while battling alcoholism and struggling to come to terms with the loss of her cosmic powers and memories. She was soon suspended from active duty.

Carol then featured as 'Captain Marvel' in a 'false reality' created by mutant (and former Avenger) the 'Scarlet Witch', pandering to Carol's subconscious desire to be accepted. The character also cut a deal with 'Tony Stark', now a director of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', to lead a covert strike team called 'Operation: Lightning Storm', with its designated mission to eliminate 'supervillains' before they can become unstoppable global threats.

July 2012 Carol Danvers was promoted to the rank of  'Captain Marvel' in a new ongoing series from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrator Dexter Soy.

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