During an interview with The New York Times, Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained why Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel had a relatively small role.
After Captain Marvel made her impressive debut in the character’s first standalone film, fans were excited to see Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the showdown against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. However, after quickly discovering Thanos destroyed the Infinity Stones and seemingly left our heroes with no way of reversing the Mad Titan’s decimation, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was sidelined until she made her triumphant return for the film’s climactic final battle.
Although Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel played a decisive role in our heroes’ victory, fans were disappointed that the newest Avenger didn’t join our heroes on the journey through time to collect the Infinity Stones. However, Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely explained the decision was made because Brie Larson had yet to begin work on the standalone Captain Marvel film at the time and the focus of the film was always meant to be on the original Avengers:
“We shot [Brie Larson] before she shot her movie. She’s saying lines for a character 20 years after her origin story, which no one’s written yet. It’s just nuts. Certainly, Captain Marvel is in [Endgame] a little less than you would have thought. But that’s not the story we’re trying to tell — it’s the original Avengers dealing with loss and coming to a conclusion, and she’s the new, fresh blood.”
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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.
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Source: The New York Times