Kevin Feige has some mighty big words to say in a soundbite interview released by the studio for the Captain Marvel movie offering the character is one of the most popular and powerful in the comics and will be so in the MCU. Feige also goes on to say that audiences will embrace Brie Larson as Carol Danvers.
This is one of the alarm bells I touched upon in my previous article, and now we have official confirmation that Captain Marvel is more powerful than the likes of Thanos, Hulk, Scarlet Witch and even Doctor Strange in the MCU, which seems like a huge stretch. We could also throw in characters such as the Silver Surfer or Jean Grey when the Disney-Fox deal goes through, again, which almost sounds laughable. Regarding the comics, I would also argue the same applies as there are many more characters more powerful than Carol Danvers even in her Binary form. Regarding Captain Marvel also being one of the most popular characters in the comics also seems unlikely judging by the sheer amount of times the character has seen its comic book canceled and relaunched. Again, alarm bells are going off that Feige is forcing this character onto the fans and in the MCU, which has never been done before. And all for the sake of what?
You can watch the sound-bite clip below. Here is Feige confirming Captain Marvel to be the most powerful MCU character:
Captain Marvel is a character in our comics and in a mythology whose got one foot on Earth, one foot in the cosmic arena. And now that we have made a number of movies that take place on Earth, and now a number of the cosmic adventures with Avengers, and with Guardians of the Galaxy and with Thor, we thought it was the right time to finally introduce Captain Marvel to the world. She’s one of the most popular characters in our comics, she’s one of the most powerful characters in the comics and will be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige talks Brie Larson joining the role and how “audiences are going to embrace Brie as this character,” and how Captain Marvel will “take the lead” and “be at the forefront” of the MCU:
This is just not about somebody who is incredibly powerful and can fly around and shoot photon blasts out of her arms, it’s somebody who is very human, who is very vulnerable and who has multiple dimensions. And when we found out that Brie Larson might be interested in joining this world, she came in, we had a number of meetings, we pitched her this idea, she was a huge fan of the character and the comic. And one of the highlights at my career at Marvel was introducing her at Comic-Con and having her coming out on stage and stand there with literally almost every thing else from our universe, and there she was at the forefront, and it was a great foreshadowing of not just for how audiences are going to embrace Brie as this character, but also for how Captain Marvel is about to take the lead and be at the forefront of the entire Cinematic Universe.
About female characters in the MCU:
We’ve always had powerful female characters in our movies. We’ve had powerful female heroes in our movies, but having Captain Marvel as the title character for the first time feels like it’s overdue. And feels like something that we are excited and can’t wait to deliver onto the world.
On the film’s directors:
We always love to look outside the box for filmmakers, and for us, it’s not really outside the box, it’s finding talented people who might not have done movies on this scale of this size before, but who have done incredibly clever and unique and special films. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have done just that. They’ve done a number of films that have impressed us and just shows a very firm guiding hand in vision of storytelling. We came in and met with them three or four times, and they just understood Carol, and they understood her story and the wish fulfillment of that journey of becoming a superhero.
Again, being told Captain Marvel is going to be this and that without letting it come about organically is cause for concern, IMO. Honestly, I think they are promoting this movie all wrong and while they should simply be dropping hints about her power level, instead they are telling fans they have to accept it no matter what, which isn’t going over well. What is even more worrisome is that this mandate will obviously carry over to The Avengers: Endgame. Good luck to the Russo brothers.
Captain Marvel opens March 6.