Captain Marvel & Thanos Battle:
Avengers: Endgame served multiple purposes at once. Obviously it was made as a finale event that was used to say goodbye to the heroes we’ve come to love, but it was also used as a threshold to set up new heroes. Many heroes got to have certain amazing moments. Thor called in both of his weapons at once, Iron Man did the snap, Captain America wielded the Hammer, and so on. But there was one other extremely cool moment that Captain Marvel got and not a lot of people have talked about. This moment wasn’t the insane entrance she made into the battle, it was when Thanos head-butted her she gave the most bad-ass look!
People at Marvel are extremely happy with Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel, but her character actually puts writers into a limbo! Because she was too OP for the story, and since others needed more screen time, she was cast out of the story for the most part of it. So it is understandable why she was absent mostly in Endgame. What’s great is that the creatives totally made it count when they brought her on screen!
But there were certain subtleties such as her battle against Thanos, which were written a bit differently initially. Avengers: Endgame editor Jeff Ford spoke to Slash Film and he said that the part of Captain Marvel was expanded in the final battle:
“When Captain Marvel arrives, that was in the script from day one, the way she comes through the ship. We knew she was going to do that, but what we did alter and add and expand later, mostly because of how much we loved what Brie was doing with the character, was her fight with Thanos before he power punches her back.
Anthony [Russo] came up with the great idea — this was a reshoot, by the way, at the last minute — he had the great idea that Thanos pulls the power stone out of the gauntlet, and then he punches her with the raw power stone. That is a fantastic use of that prop and that story point, because that’s what you want. And we had to find a way that he could sideline Captain Marvel for a minute, because she’s so powerful, there’s no way to do it.”
Right after Captain Marvel proved that she is even more powerful Thanos, the Mad Titan turned the game using his smartness and the resources at his disposal. Thanos punching Captain Marvel with the raw power stone was another thrilling moment, so kudos to Anthony Russo for actually adding it in the reshoots.
But then again, even the Endgame editor agrees to the fact that she is just too invincible. So, it would be interesting to see how the next Captain Marvel movie will make her a bit weak for a while. Making her weak will have to be the option that the creatives will have to look at because that is how they’d raise the stakes of the story. If Captain Marvel just keeps blasting through space ships with no lethal opposition, then it won’t be a good story. So, let’s see how the writers and directors make her more relatable to us. We should expect Captain Marvel 2 to release in early 2023. Until then, it’d be phase 4!
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.