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Through Ronan and Nebula, "The Guardians of the Galaxy" will introduce fans to the Kree, a race of war-mongering aliens who have a special interest in Earth. And where there are Kree, by all rights, there should be Mar-Vell -- and where there is Mar-Vell, there should be Carol Danvers. A Danvers-focused "Captain Marvel" film, with Mar-Vell serving as the catalyst for Carol's heroic origins, would finally bring a female hero, an incredibly powerful and compelling one at that, to the solo spotlight. Marvel has been publishing a Carol-centric "Captain Marvel" book for a number of years now, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, building on the great works of Kurt Busiek and Brian Reed, providing a narrative road map for Carol. All a film has to do is follow DeConnick's story path to deliver something audiences hungry for a female-centric hero film would eat up. Just listening to fans asking for -- no, demanding -- a female led superhero movie at the San Diego and New York Comic Cons, plus the inarguable success and popularity of "The Hunger Games" films, is proof that Marvel Studios would do well to announce a movie starring a female protagonist. Carol's connection to the cosmic side of Marvel and her fascinating past as a lifelong military woman make her Marvel's perfect leading lady candidate.