If, like me, you were convinced that the return of Captain Marvel in Avengers vs. X-Men was some kind of fake-out because it’s not something you’d reveal in covers four months ahead of release, then this Rick Remender interview would seem to suggest otherwise:
To prepare for this I reread ‘The Death of Captain Marvel’ three times and I’ve gone back and read a bunch of book’s from his original series. I wanted to make sure that I got it right and that this felt like Jim Starlin’s voice for the character… I love that free flowing imagination that was going on with Starlin and those guys back then. I like the character and the insanity of his missions. Plus, I love that he’s Thanos’ real arch nemesis. Everyone hates Thanos, but Mar-Vell is definitely his arch-enemy.
I’m left both more interested in Remender’s plans (The mentions of Starlin and Thanos, in particular, don’t feel entirely random) and curious about how long Mar-Vell is going to stick around, especially considering the already-announced new Captain Marvel series that will feature Carol Danvers in the title role.