As just revealed by FastCoCompany courtesy of Marvel PR, the showrunners for ABC’s Agent Carter and Resurrection TV series Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas are to take over Kelly Sue DeConnick on the upcoming relaunched Captain Marvel comic book to follow Marvel’s Secret Wars series as part of Marvel’s line wide event Eight Months Later. With Kris Anka on art, and designing the new look for the Captain.
And while recent storylines have seen the Captain crossing the cosmos, the new series will bring her back to Earth. Ish. As “Earth’s first line of defense against extraterrestrial threats” replacing the role S.W.O.R.D. – which has gone!
“This is really meant to be the next level for Captain Marvel,” says series editor Sana Amanat. “Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We’re really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You’ll really feel like there’s an extension of the Avengers world into space, but not necessarily lost out in the Guardians of the Galaxy cosmos. It’s rooted in Earth but also an extension into the galaxy.”
“One of the first things that happens when she comes to the station is they’re going to come upon a ghost ship, what seems to be a ghost ship,” says Fazekas. “No crew, or a dead crew. What we’ll find out over the first six issues is that it’s not a coincidence that it’s headed towards Earth and Captain Marvel.”
Note that the costume remains pretty much the same as the one designed by Jamie McKelvie, with this look from Kris Anka snipping her locks. You can probably expect this to be the movie design as well.
Butters and Fazekas have also collaborated with Anka to tweak Captain Marvel’s character design to align with her mission. “We’ve slightly modified her costume to kind of reflect her new status quo,” says Butters. They’ve also given her a new haircut. “There’s been a lot of controversy about Carol Danvers’ haircut,” she says. “We really wanted to make sure it was consistent and streamlined. Last year I think a lot of people couldn’t get her hairstyle—sometimes it was short, sometimes it was long—so we went in and designed exactly what she would look like. Kris really wanted to go shorter, because he felt it aligned with what her new look is all about.”
“She’s military,” says Fazekas. “She’s not going to have this huge mane of hair. It needs to be practical.”
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