To paraphrase liberally from Jane Austen, it is a truth universally recognized that a Hollywood blockbuster possessing a fortune must be in favor of a Funko Pop line. Captain Marvel is not such an exception, and pop vinyl toys give an exciting little hint about the movie.
Today Funko officially revealed its sincere giant selection of tie-in merchandise-over pencil toppers, key rings, cutesy little vinyl toys, and more for Captain Marvel, set to come out in January next year. Among them are of course 14 new and "chase variant" pop vinyls. Do you need a giant skull in your life? Or a Maria Rambeau, mother of Monica, the first female captain Marvel of the comics? Or maybe a resemblance to Carol's pet tax, renamed from Star War reference it had in the comics (Chewie!) to what is supposed to be a Top Gun and (Goose!)? They can all be yours.
But hidden among all the details of an interesting little differentiation Funko stocked between versions of Carol in her iconic red and blue supersuit, and the Kree-green version we know is also in the movie. In red and blue she is Carol Danvers, the mighty captain Marvel. But in the Kree suit? She is … Vers.
It's a differentiation that we have not heard before and if it's just a commodity thing remains to be seen (so of course, take all this with a liberal pinch of salt). But given what we know about the film's premise – that after a time serving Kree Starforce, Carol crashes back on earth and struggles to understand that she apparently reminds of a life there before she was ever at the Kree Home Room in Hala -It makes sense that the Kree version of her could have a foreign name.
It is probably the one that was given to her when what happened to her memories occurred (something we look at the first trailer) because if your brain has been tweaked to forget that you were once an Air Force pilot on earth , you probably do not want to run around on a planet filled with people named Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg, Minn-Erva, Korath or Ronan, with the name of Carol Danvers. And then a few syllables went on later, she becomes Vers.
Perhaps the authors could have taken a page out of the recent cartoon feature from her origins and make her Car-Ell, but it's probably a lot of sillier to say loudly in a Hollywood blockbuster and make it try to sound at least a bit different than "Carol." We have to wait and see how (and about) it actually enters Captain Marvel when the movie hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
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