Back in May of this year, during a Captain America: Civil War presentation in Washington, D.C., Anthony Russo let it slip that Captain Marvel would be part of the highly-anticipated two-parter Avengers: Infinity War.
While this reveal didn't come as much of a surprise to everyone - seeing how the film is expected to bring every possible corner from the Marvel Cinematic Universe together - it was nice to finally have confirmation on that. Fast-forward to San Diego Comic-Con and the confirmation that Brie Larson has been cast as Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel.
With Avengers: Infinity War scheduled for release on May 4th, 2018, almost a year away from Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019), the casting announcement gave fans a stronger assurance that Carol Danvers would indeed fight alongside The Avengers when Thanos first comes knocking. However, that doesn't seem to be the case... or does it?
Ok, if you thought my statement was confusing, wait until you see what's next. Marvel held their Comic-Con panel on Saturday, where Brie Larson's role was finally confirmed. Afterwards, Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige gave an interview to Coming Soon, where he talked about the MCU group photo that was taken at the end of the panel:
“It’s something we’ve never done before. And it’s indicative of where we’re going – which was not spoken off during today’s presentation – which is ‘Infinity War.’ Joe and Anthony and Stephen and Christopher are hard at work on that and we start shooting at the end of the year. It will really be the capstone to all of this material we have been working on since 2006.”
He also shared a shocking piece of news: Captain Marvel would not appear in Avengers: Infinity War, at least not in Part 1. Feige stated that the superheroine would not appear in anyone else's film until her own is released... but at the end of his statement he said this:
“...unless she does.”
Wait... what? Ok, Feige is obviously teasing that she will indeed be part of the battle against Thanos. However, there are several aspects to consider from this statement: If Carol Danvers appears in Part 1, would she be presented as an established hero or will she be a (relative) newcomer to the superpower show just like Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War?
There is also the possibility of her solo film being an origin story for the hero. Honestly, I'd prefer this over her being presented to us as a "veteran." A story devoted to the tangled and complicated way in which she became Captain Marvel would be way better than jumping ahead and presenting audiences with this new and largely unknown character.
Having her solo film deal with her origin story would also help audiences get more attached to the character and not forget her among all the craziness that's bound to happen and superheroes that are bound to appear in Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. This would mirror what happened with Ant-Man, who, after having his solo film, made his part in Captain America: Civil War all the more memorable and exciting.
Captain Marvel hasn't found its director but, according to Kevin Feige, he has a shortlist of 10 candidates and expects to make a decision by the end of the summer, so...pretty soon. We will just have to wait a little longer and see what happens. Given Kevin Feige's ambiguous statement, what do you think will happen with the character of Carol Danvers?
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[Source: Coming Soon]