Endgame Original Female Team Up Scene:
Avengers: Endgame left us satisfied in so many different ways. Yes, now that we’ve seen the final battle so many times, we want more out of it. But still, the battle really covered so much ground while leaving us with so many amazing moments. One of those was Black Panther’s epic run. Another one was Captain Marvel not flinching when Thanos hits her, but arguably, the best fighting moment of the battle was when the female team-up happened.
Captain Marvel came in with and took down Thanos’ Sanctuary all alone. She stepped in to take the Infinity Gauntlet from Peter Parker, and in came to all other female heroes on the battleground to assist her. It was really quite epic. Okoye actually kills Corvus Glaive with one shot, while Valkyrie and Scarlet Witch took down massive Leviathans all by themselves. It was all quite overwhelming, but apparently, things could’ve been even better.
The Art of Avengers: Endgame Book has revealed how the A-Force moment was supposed to be different from what we saw in the final cut of the film. Senior Visual Development Artist Jackson Sze commented:
“Captain Marvel, being intergalactically powerful, would help take care of Thanos’ ship, which at this point is just shooting blasts down onto the battlefield and making things really difficult for everyone, and she gets shot down on the ground. Pepper Potts, in her Rescue suit, sees that, rushes to her, and tries to protect her from another blast from the ship. So she raises her shield-protection powers and, as she’s getting bombarded, calls to all the female Avengers to come help, and they all jump in around Captain Marvel in a circle… and they’re all trying to fight off the Outriders and protect her. Eventually, she comes to, realize what’s happening, thanks everyone, and then powers up full Binary. Pepper just goes, ‘Do your thing, Captain.’ And then she zooms into space and shoots through all the fighters and goes in and wrecks the big ship just like she does in the movie, taking the whole thing down.”
Apparently Captain Marvel would not have felt all unbeatable and omnipotent. In her effort to take down Thanos’ ship, she also would’ve taken a hit. And that’s where the other female Avengers would’ve come into her aid. Pepper in her Rescue armor and other A-Force members would’ve protected her until she got back to her senses, and finally took down the ship by going Binary. This would’ve given more importance to other female characters too, and showed a bit of vulnerability in Captain Marvel. So it would’ve been better.
But because the film didn’t have that much time, Captain Marvel straight up took down the ship as she came in. The movie did use her well. She felt like a complete team player this time around. Her character from her solo film was actually fixed, and that’s why her role in Endgame worked much better. Now we do hope that Captain Marvel 2 will show the same leadership qualities and really turn her into the leader of the next Avengers team. Let’s see what happens.
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.