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With all of the dust settling (pun unintended) following the events of Infinity War, the shape of the MCU is in desperate need of a reshuffle.
With the Avengers on the backfoot following their confrontation with Thanos, all eyes are on where Kevin Feige and the team and where they’ll take things next.
One of the biggest feathers in their cap will be Brie Larson when she takes on the role of Captain Marvel, and, to that end, Marvel is reportedly in place to do big things with Larson.
As reported by MCU Cosmic, details surrounding Disney‘s presentation at CineEurope 2018 showcased some of Marvel Studios’ next phase. An interview with Feige, with a focus on Avengers 4 and Captain Marvel, showed off some early footage for both films.
Apparently, there was a reel used at the event that introduced Captain Marvel to the audience, mentioning that she will be “the new face and leader of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
If that is the case, that will do wonders for the MCU by making a female character the new face of the world’s most successful franchise.
And with Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth are all reaching the end of their contracts come Avengers 4, it is wildly believed that the MCU will feature Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and, of course, Captain Marvel in more prominent roles, effectively taking the place of the original six Avengers.
Brie Larson, the reported new face of the MCU, spoke to E! Live from the Red Carpet about Captain Marvel.
“She’s so strong. She can move planets! So, to me, it’s like how far can I go with this strength?”
It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Captain Marvel is among the strongest of all of Marvel‘s superheroes. Amongst her powerset, she can fly, energy projection and absorption (meaning she can take energy blasts such as those fired by Iron-Man, Thor, and others). On top of that, she possesses superhuman strength, speed, and durability, which should come in handy for any and all threats she’ll come up against.
To further Captain Marvel’s intense power, Kevin Feige has spoken about how strong Marvel‘s lead heroine will actually be. As early as 2016, Feige was insisted that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character the MCU has seen – stronger than the Hulk, stronger than Thor; stronger, even, than Thanos.
“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.”
Her power, apparently, is so great she can move planets. Now, whether or not we’ll see this being represented in the MCU remains to be seen, but we’ll certainly get more than a taste of her power when Brie Larson takes on the role.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and based on a script written alongside Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, with Samuel L Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, and newcomers Hemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace, and Annette Bening all in as-yet-unannounced roles. Captain Marvel hits cinemas on or around 8th March 2019, subject to change of course.