With Captain Marvel hitting theaters next month, we’re going to get a glimpse of what Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) could possibly deliver in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. Danvers is considered one hell of a powerful character that would no doubt serve as a challenge to Thanos (Josh Brolin). However, you gotta wonder if there would be any real stakes with the inclusion of such a powerful character like Danvers and if she would likely be too overpowering to properly provide a sense of vulnerability which could make for a more compelling character.
With this in mind, directors Anthony and Joe Russo would have to be able to balance this out in order for Captain Marvel to not be too OP when facing Thanos. If she is, it could possibly affect the film negatively and the Russo Brothers are pretty aware of the challenge surrounding this.
Speaking with Cinemablend, the Russos discussed this matter highlighting the difficulty in bringing this character on board for the narrative. Joe said:
“It’s always a concern of ours about overpowering characters, because the reason that people relate to these characters is their humanity, and that they’re flawed and the reason we love working so much with Captain America was that he was limited, and his heart was his superpower, you know? So we’re all acutely aware of the dangers of having an overly powerful character. [But] we like sensitive storytelling, so… we found a thoughtful way through it.”
However, Captain Marvel is definitely going to be exciting to watch and the Russos are taking her abilities as sort of a challenge. With such a powerful character, they would be able to push the boundaries of storytelling as Anthony further explains:
“That’s what kind of fires us up, I think, on a storytelling level, to be honest with you. Because when you do have powerful characters, you have to work that much harder to find their vulnerabilities and complexities. And Joe was mentioning on a storytelling level… and keep the stakes high! Because that’s where those characters are vulnerable. And actually, that makes for great drama, and you run in that direction. As storytellers, that’s been one of the most fun things we’ve had working with these characters is figuring out ways into them where they are vulnerable and they aren’t all powerful”
With Endgame to be released in April, we don’t have to wait too long to see how this unfolds. However, let’s hope whatever we witness in Captain Marvel would offer something consistent to what we’re going to witness when our heroes take on Thanos in the film. We’ll find out soon enough.
Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released on March 8th, 2019