Captain Marvel’s Deleted Role In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Revealed

Captain Marvel Carol DanversAt one point in time, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was going to make her cinematic debut in Avengers: Infinity War. However, the plan has changed, and we won’t be seeing Carol Danvers until Avengers 4. Here’s what the original plan was.

IGN confirmed that the plan for Captain Marvel changed mid-development, as at the time they were visiting the set, she was meant to be in the both of the next two Avengers films. However, they ultimately decided to save her introduction for Avengers 4, opting to let her standalone film introduce her instead. According to screenwriter Stephen McFeely, the plan for what they were going to do with Captain Marvel in Infinity War would have made her a foil to Captain America, specifically reflecting some of the optimism he had lost over the years:

“[Captain Marvel is] in some ways the closest to Captain America which is a weird, now rare kind of character which is sort of a person who’s right and knows they’re right and doesn’t really want to hear it when you tell them they’re wrong. So, with all these flawed, f***ed up people and Quill — who’s a mess — and Tony — who’s a massive ego — all contorted, it’s fun to get another person with a clear vision in there and going, ‘Shut up.’”

Perhaps it’s better for the story that Captain Marvel doesn’t show up until after Avengers: Infinity War — it means more time can be spent on other story elements (of which there will be plenty) for the first half of this climactic storyline. Besides, there’s more than enough room for the good Captain to swoop in to give her companions a well-needed pep-talk or two before they all join forces to kick all kinds of alien butt in the fourth movie.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 27, 2018, with a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

The currently-untitled Avengers 4 features a cast made up of many of the key players in Infinity War — alongside newcomers like Brie Larson and Evangeline Lilly — and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: IGN

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The Avengers Marvel ComicsWithout a doubt, the Avengers are the mightiest team in the Marvel Universe. When villains hear Captain America yell “Avengers Assemble,” they know they need to get out of there ASAP. Jam-packed full of some of the strongest superheroes in comics, super villains need to think twice before messing with The Avengers. Over the years, the team’s various incarnations have saved the Earth from all kinds of destructive plots.

The powerful heroes on the Avengers are the only thing that stand between Earth and destruction on an almost constant basis. Without every one of the Avengers listed below, the Earth and all its inhabitants likely would have already met their death at the hands of a dastardly villain like Doctor Doom or the Skrulls.

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  • Clarence Bricklyne

    She was actually supposed to have been introduced in Civil War, with her part being taken by Wanda Maximoff

    (like literally that last scene where Wanda flies down as they’re assembling in the Avengers HQ Cap says “Avengers A…..” was supposed to be her instead.

    • Jeffrey

      That didn’t happen in Civil War.

      • Clarence Bricklyne

        Which part of “was supposed to have been” did you have trouble understanding, exactly?

        Help us help you, and tell us which part of that phrase gave you the most difficulty comprehending.

        • Jeffrey

          Sounds like unfounded internet speculation.

          • Clarence Bricklyne


            Out of curiosity, do you make it a habit to make a big gigantic honking fooI of yourself every time you open your mouth without even bothering to find out whether what you’re saying is true, or makes sense, or is it something you actually put some effort into?
            Like, does it just come naturally, is it a “luck” thing where it just happens?
            Or do you actually work at it?

            In any case, let’s hear it from the man himself, Kevin Feige from a (less than) 2 minute Google search that would have revealed (if you’d actually bothered to search):-

            (*replace the (dot) with an actual “.” in the link below)


            “When asked whether Captain Marvel was supposed to be in Age of Ultron, Feige said:

            “It was in the script at one point, it might have been one draft. Was it… It might have just been Captain Marvel. And we shot a plate and thought we may add her in there but the truth is it just didn’t seem appropriate to have this new person in a new costume come out of nowhere at the end of this story. It would have been a disservice to, what by the time the movie was coming out, a character people already knew was coming anyway. ”

            Let’s also see what he said Director Joss Whedon had to say about it:-

            “The way we reveal Scarlet Witch [in costume] at the end of the movie? Those were Captain Marvel plate shots. Joss said, ‘We’ll cast her later!’ And I said, ‘Yeah Joss, we’ll cast her later.’ [Whispers to an invisible associate who isn’t Joss] ‘We’re not putting her in there!’

            More links:-

            ( *As always, replace the (dot) with an actual “.” in the links below)



            Allow me to translate ALL that for you.

            Complete with quotes. and multiple sources.

            Clear enough?

            Consider this your big warm steaming mug of STFU!

          • Jeffrey

            Doesn’t sound like they were ever seriously considering it based on all that.

          • Clarence Bricklyne

            You mean other than the fact that Whedon actually shot a plate with her in the scene instead of Wanda?
            And then they changed their minds at the last minute?

            Or which part did you mean, exactly?

            How is that “not seriously considering it” (or even going beyond that and shooting a scene for it)?

            And what’s your point anyway?
            I said she was supposed to have been in the movie, except for a last minute change, and then you jumped in claiming that that never happened.

            I then not only proved to you that it did happen, by providing actual quotes from the producer and head of the studio as well as the director of the movie, stating that they not only considered it but that they actually shot the scene with a stand-in for her, right before having a last minute change of heart.
            And now you’re interpreting those quotes to mean that they didn’t seem to seriously consider it,…..
            ….when it states that they did.

            So again, what the f.vck are you even trying to prove at this point?
            I don’t get it.

            Do you absolutely just hate being proven wrong that you’ll just continue arguing nonsensical asinine points even when the evidence contradicting you is right in front of your face – all in some vain clownish effort to salvage your pride?

          • Jeffrey

            Based on those quotes it didn’t sound serious at all. And it was for Age of Ultron. Not Civil War. It would’ve been pointless to introduce Carol Danvers that way.

  • Kelly

    Sounds like a character who could get annoying fast.

  • GP

    i hate her in the comics