Brie Larson made a name for herself in many films, especially for her role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel series. Fans only know Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, but there are people in the Marvel Universe that have been called Captain Marvel.
Captain Mar-Vell of the Kree Imperial Militia is the first Marvel Comics Captain Marvel hero, debuting in “Marvel Super-Heroes #12” (1967). There would be others too, such as Phyla-Vell, Khn’nr, Noh-Varr, Carol Danvers, and Genis-Vell.
As announced by Marvel.com, Genis-Vell will receive a reboot this year, bringing the character back after almost 20 years. This is obviously a huge deal for fans of the franchise.
Nearly 30 years ago, Genis-Vell, originally called Legacy, debuted in SILVER SURFER ANNUAL (1988) #6 with the impossible task of filling in for his late father, the original Captain Marvel and an unparalleled hero who gave his life in the line of duty. However, in the CAPTAIN MARVEL volumes helmed by writer Peter David a few years later, the prodigal son found his footing, developing a cult following and starring in a number of classic stories. Then Genis-Vell died. So did Rick Jones, the human with whom he shared a host body. As of last year, the chances of this particular Captain Marvel seemed slim.
Genis-Vell will return to the Marvel Universe in “GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL” (2022) — “a five-part limited series written by [Peter] David with art from the talented Juanan Ramírez.” Peter David added that he was “thrilled” when he was asked to join the project.
“Originally Marvel wanted the entire story to be set at the time of the original Genis. But when I found out he was returning to modern day Marvel, I strongly suggested that we split the story into both eras […] The bottom line is that Rick has been super-heroing much longer than Genis, so he’s able to help him learn about the world in general and being a Super Hero in particular.
Genis will find himself coming up against the Kree who have their own plans for him, and are not going to appreciate him giving them problems…”
“GENIS-VELL: CAPTAIN MARVEL” begins its limited series run on July 27th this year. We will have to wait and see how the series will turns out.