When did Captain Marvel become a female?
Was Captain Marvel a woman in the comics?
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell, alias Walter Lawson) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Annette Bening portrayed a re-imagined female version of Mar-Vell with her human name being Wendy Lawson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain Marvel (2019).
Was the original Captain Marvel a man?
Carol Danvers initially appeared as a love interest, not the titular hero, in 1968’s “Captain Marvel” series. The original superhero was a male alien named Mar-Vell who posed undercover on Earth as a human scientist. Danvers emerged with powers including superhuman strength, durability and flight.
What gender is Captain Marvel?
The character is the original Captain Marvel in the comic book created by Stan Lee. The key difference: Comic book Mar-Vell is a male while movie Mar-Vell is female. According to directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the gender swap happened “very late” into development.