‘Avengers: Endgame’ Writers Explain Why Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Didn’t Have Much Screen Time

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Avengers: Endgame writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus explained why Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel didn’t get much screen time in the film.

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel made her second MCU appearance in Avengers: Endgame after making her debut in the heroine’s standalone film earlier this year. Unfortunately for fans who were hoping to see Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel spend a lot of time with the Avengers in Endgame, her screentime with the rest of the team was limited to the opening act and the final battle of the Marvel Studios epic.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Avengers: Endgame writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus explained that part of the reason for Captain Marvel short screentime was due to there being known about the character as Brie Larson had just been cast in the role when the film kicked into gear:

“Well, she was always going to be in it but we didn’t have much to go on. They had cast her and that was it. It is a tough balance to strike when you have a character that powerful who you’re going to bring in and you don’t want it to seem like, well we just brought in this person who can clean the house that we couldn’t clean in the previous movie. […] So, we had to decide on a balance between not making it feel like a cameo but not having her around so much that she solved all of the problems for everybody

Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus added that the focus of Avengers: Endgame was always meant to be on the original roster and the fact that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel could have easily resolved presented story problems:

“It also wasn’t the point of the movie, the point of the second movie was saying goodbye to the original six Avengers, so their stories were gonna be way up here. (…) It was not fair to the other six Avengers to have Captain Marvel come in and solve all their problems, it didn’t seem like good storytelling.”

Fortunately, Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will almost certainly have plenty of time in the spotlight in the developing sequel to Captain Marvel. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Brie Larson’ future in the MCU!

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, and DVD.

Source: Vanity Fair (via International Business Times)

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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