At 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.
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