Audiences will be introduced to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel next year in both the titular heroines standalone title and the untitled fourth Avengers film. However, while Avengers 4 will be released after the Captain Marvel film, Larson began her work as the character in the Russo Brothers’ film before the character’s standalone movie had been written. In an interview with ComicBook.com, the Russo Brothers and Avengers 4 co-writers discussed why being the first to bring to the character to the big screen, production-wise, presented certain challenges for the team.
Comic book fans will know that Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe and Joe Russo commented on how they approach humanizing seemingly invulnerable heroes:
“Well for us, with super powerful characters, it’s always about the flaw in the character, how is the character human? How is the character accessible? I have a hard time with comic book characters, I did as a child, that were too powerful because I never feared for them, I never felt like I could relate to them. I think that’s why traditionally Batman is the most popular DC comic character, he’s human. So, it’s important for us when we’re working with uber-powerful characters, to understand their vulnerability on a psychological level.”
Co-writer Christopher Markus also discussed the challenge of introducing a character whose own film had yet to be written:
“I mean, we were somewhat at sea a little bit in that… not at sea in a bad way, but her movie had not been written yet. And so you want it to all tie together. You don’t wanna write a Captain Marvel that bears no resemblance to one who has her own movie coming out.”
Co-writer Stephen McFeely then addressed how they approached the introduction of Captain Marvel:
“So we had to make a decision, in our movie she is going to be this, and she’s going to serve this function, and she’ll sound like this. And hopefully, that will make sense with what the Marvel team wants to do.”
Markus also added that they turned to the source material, saying, “she is military, and there’s a certain authority that comes with that.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on April 27, 2018, and Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!