Because Captain Marvel’s origin in the comics is very similar to that of Green Lantern’s, Marvel is going to change the character’s origin in the upcoming movie.
ComicBook.com heard Captain Marvel’s writer on the Any Time With Vin Forte podcast, and she explained why they’re changing the origin of the character:
“But hereâ€™s the thing, if you were just going to do a straight adaptation of the comics, her origin story is very similar to Green Lantern. And obviously, thatâ€™s not what we want to do,” Perlman said of Carol’s origin story. “Thereâ€™s a lot of reinvention that needs to happen. And also, sheâ€™s her own person and sheâ€™s a great character. We have to be aware of whatâ€™s happened in other Marvel film and makes sure that her particular storyline is unique and fun and also fits in within this world thatâ€™s going on at the same time. Itâ€™s a little bit of an interesting story gauntlet. Itâ€™s been good to have a partner. Itâ€™s been an incredible experience. If we can pull it off it could be an incredibly important but also really fun and kick-ass superhero film.”
While the Nova Corps are Marvel’s “space cops” like Green Lantern, the origin of Carol Danvers in the comic was very similar to how Abin Sur gave Hal Jordan the magic space ring. This is a huge departure from Marvel who has been traditionally very faithful with their character origin stories in the movies.