Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel didn’t receive anywhere near as much screentime as we expected in Avengers: Endgame, & now the movie’s writers have explained why they decided to limit her role in the sequel.
Heading into Avengers: Endgame, there was a lot of speculation about the size of Captain Marvel’s role in the movie, and now writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus have shed some light on why they decided not to give the powerful hero a larger part. As expected, it ultimately boiled down to the fact that she’s so much stronger than Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
"Well, she was always going to be in it but we didn’t have much to go on," Markus explained. "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," he added.
McFeely went on to say that one of the biggest issues is that Captain Marvel’s powers means she had the potential to too easily fix all of the team’s 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."
It’s easy to see where they’re coming from here, and with no solo movie to look at and the fact that pretty much everything the team did in the past and present would have been too easy with Carol Danvers around, no one can blame them for putting her on the sidelines.
However, it’s hard not to wonder what this might mean for her role in future Avengers movies!
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Steve Rogers’ Return To The Present Day
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers returns from the past as an old man who clearly decided to remain behind in order to live his life with Peggy Carter. While fans have theorised that he grew old in the MCU’s timeline and then just made sure he was in the right place at the right time to meet with his friends, it wasn’t quite as simple as that according to the filmmakers.
"You are correct in that he would have had to have worn the quantum suit, using a pym particle to make the jump," the Russos explained. "He’s not wearing the suit on the bench, because that is not the exact moment to which he returned." So, Cap had been back in his timeline for at least a little while, which means there’s still a story here for Marvel Studios to explore.