The ‘Marvel’ in Captain Marvel’s name gives one a very clear idea of how powerful her character is. Did the production fear she would overshadow Robert Downey Jr’s character?
An average Avengers’ fan did not catch much glimpse of Brie Larson Avengers role as much as he/she would have wanted. In fact, her character, Captain Marvel, made a very brief cameo in the movie.
Fans were disheartened and left wanting for more. Especially, given the fact that Captain Marvel has very recently made it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and the fans just haven’t seen enough of her.
The writers of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ have an explanation for Captain Marvel’s barely-there cameo
(But can “explanations” ever be enough to satisfy die-hard Avengers fans? We doubt so.)
Brie Breaking Balance
In a (very) recent interview with Vanity Fair, writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus opened up about their time working with the record-breaking movie. That’s when the two spilled the beans on why Brie Larson Avengers role was barely there. According to Markus, Captain Marvel proved to be tricky thanks to various reasons.
“She was always going to be in it but we didn’t have much to go on,” he said. “They had cast her and that was it. It is a tough balance to strike when you have a character that powerful who you’re going to bring in, and you don’t want it to seem like, well we just brought in this person who can clean the house that we couldn’t clean in the previous movie.”
Furthermore, Markus talked about Brie Larson Avengers role saying, “We had to decide on a balance between not making it feel like a cameo but not having her around so much that she solved all of the problems for everybody.”
Captain Marvel had powers to vanish the script
Apart from the balance that the role’s absence gifted the movie, it also was the only reason there ever was a script. She is so powerful that she could have finished off the whole Avengers: Endgame film within minutes. Stephen McFeely agreed with his colleague as he pointed out this glitch.
Marveling the art of overshadowing
Brie Larson Avengers role was too powerful to handle for the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame; it could have engulfed the whole movie
Moreover, the writers quoted that the goal of the storyline was to focus on the original members of the team. And Captain Marvel cameo was kept short to stop it from overshadowing the original six Avengers.
Mcfeely told Vanity Fair, “The point of the second movie was saying goodbye to the original six Avengers, so their stories were gonna be way up here… It was not fair to the other six Avengers to have Captain Marvel come in and solve all their problems; it didn’t seem like good storytelling.”
Iron Man versus Captain Marvel?
Robert Downey Jr has been the most central character in the recent Avengers movies. If Captain Marvel were to dive in with full force, Iron Man Avengers role would have been lost in the shadows. What would have happened to the other characters; is unimaginable!
What do you think? Could Robert Downey Jr’s character have survived Brie Larson Avengers role? Well, one thing is for sure, Iron Man Avengers role could not have saved the day (and won the spotlight) by killing Thanos if Captain Marvel’s help were at hand.