In ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) destroyed what could have been a wonderful Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) moment.
Carol Danvers returned to Earth after Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap-in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to see what was happening. She was too late to stop the Decimation, but she was instrumental in ensuring Tony Stark and Nebula (Karen Gillan) returned home safely. With ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the Infinity Saga came to a close. It was also the direct sequel to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. In the interim, Marvel Studios debuted Carol in her feature, Captain Marvel, which got released between the two films. As a prequel, the film established the hero’s origin story, which was set in 1995. Since Thanos’ defeat, she had been on the other side of the universe until Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) signalled her a distress call.
- How Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) ruined a great Iron Man moment
- But maybe it is a part of the storyline
How Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) ruined a great Iron Man moment
Captain Marvel was used in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to bring Iron Man and Nebula home after floating in space for three weeks after Thanos’ snap to convincingly demonstrate her power. At that moment, the two were beginning to accept that they would die in the middle of nowhere. But Captain Marvel came along and rescued Iron Man and Nebula. It also included their entire ship and brought it back to Earth.
It was a fantastic sequence, but it deprived Tony of what could have been another memorable part of the movie. Following the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ depicted him and Nebula attempting to repair the spacecraft. The visual and situation reminded him of his time in Afghanistan, where he was working on Mark I. Instead of Captain Marvel rescuing them, Tony might have found a method to mend the Benatar and save himself, which would have served his story better and evoked nostalgia.
But maybe it is a part of the storyline
For what it is worth, there were numerous references to Iron Man in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ There is something for everyone, from Tony Stark’s “I am Iron Man” death line to Happy Hogan’s (Jon Favreau) cheeseburger remark to Morgan Stark (Lexi Rabe). It would not have hurt if Tony could reclaim his brilliance by successfully repairing his and Nebula’s ship.
In terms of plot, it could have bolstered the movie’s broader story rather than serving as a self-gratifying moment for the Avenger. Despite the fact that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a generally adored picture, there are some sections of it where the filmmakers could have done a better job. It includes questions regarding Tony’s ability to solve time travel so swiftly. Given that the film was rushed and the MCU had already established the character’s intellect, seeing him figure out how to make the Benatar work would have served as a nice reminder of his ingenuity.
Captain Marvel would be a non-factor in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ until she reappeared for the climactic fight, following her rescue of Tony and Nebula and Thanos’ death in his retirement garden. Given her strength, the Russos had to remove her from the equation to ensure that she was not acting as a deus ex machina. As a relatively new character in the MCU, Marvel Studios has more time to spotlight her abilities and prowess in the future, which they can’t do with Iron Man.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts on this! Did Captain Marvel really ruin a great moment for Iron Man?