Well before Brie Larson was cast to play Captain Marvel, the character was considered for a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Before Marvel Studios was willing to commit to a Captain Marvel standalone film, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon wanted to include Captain Marvel as one of the new recruits that the Avengers would hire in the wake of Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, and Hulk all leaving the team. Captain Marvel was not cast at this time, so the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron instead had a stand-in actress cover for the character; she would float into the shot before making a landing. In the finished movie, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch took the place of the Captain Marvel stand-in, utilizing the same plates showing the character floating downward.
Now, thanks to new special features included as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Infinity Saga box set, the first-ever look at the stand-in for Captain Marvel in Avengers: Age of Ultron has been revealed. Check out what she looks like below:
A lack of an official costume on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron suggests that the powers that be weren’t entirely sure which one of Carol Danvers’s many costumes would be utilized for her once-intended debut as Captain Marvel, which is perhaps just as well, considering that Scarlet Witch took her place. At the same time, it’s odd to see that the team of New Avengers was meant to be a seven-person group after the previous movie made six teammates the norm.
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Disney+.
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.