Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, is a true superhero who uses her powers to defeat evil. Marvel fans love the super heroine - but there is some confusion over another female character from the Marvel Comics. This leaves fans with a big question about the future of Captain Marvel.
This is a far more complicated question than one might think.
While Captain Marvel of the MCU is definitely a woman, the original Captain Marvel was in fact, male.
Ms Marvel was initially created as his female counterpart.
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in the MCU (Image: Marvel)
However, as the publication history of Captain Marvel is a little confusing, there’s no reason to assume Brie Larson’s casting is an example of Hollywood trying to be ‘woke.’
The first Captain Marvel was actually published by Fawcett Comics but a lawsuit from National Comics, now called DC Comics, meant the company had to stop publishing and ended in the dissolution of the company’s comic book wing.
Later, DC Comics took on the character, renaming Captain Marvel as SHAZAM! in a relaunch.
When the team at Fawcett lost their lawsuit, Marvel capitalised by trademarking the name of Captain Marvel, and creating their first iteration of the character.
Captain Marvel’s full name was Mar-Vell, which is the basis of Annette Bening’s character in the MCU film.
The second Captain Marvel was Monica Rambeau, who is actually