When we think about the heavy hitting heroes in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, the first names that come to mind are Thor and The Hulk, am i right? Well, with the introduction of Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, that’s definitely going to change.
While we’re not going to get to see Carol Danvers lead her own film until 2019, we’ll get our first look at her in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Now in the comics, Captain Marvel has an arsenal of abilities under her belt thanks to her half-kree DNA. She’s been granted super strength, speed, flight, durability and agility. She can also absorb different forms of energy, then shoot them out as energy blast. What’s more, she has advanced healing, and slight precognitive capabilities (even giving the Spidey sense a run for it’s money). Clearly she can do it all, but how will all of these abilities translate over to a live-action Marvel film? Well Marvel studios president Kevin Feige has offered an answer:
“With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had. It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.”
Then Feige goes into a bit more detail, explaining why Larson was chosen as Captain Marvel:
“With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counter- balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable and can get into a groove with the audience, where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft. At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws.”
Key Marvel Release Dates
The Avengers: Infinity War: May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel: Mar 8, 2019