Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel As Powerful As Any MCU Hero

Kevin Feige Says Captain Marvel As Powerful As Any MCU Hero

By Robert Dougherty Oct 24, 2016 09:41 AM
Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

The MCU keeps topping itself in introducing powerful heroes, with Doctor Strange next in line to master the power of magic. But when Captain Marvel formerly places Brie Larson's Carol Danvers into the MCU community, she will be the most powerful one of them all, according to Kevin Feige.

At the premiere of Doctor Strange, Feige told Vulture that Carol is "as powerful a character as we've ever put in a movie." Heroes like Iron Man and Vision can fly, while others like the Hulk and Captain America have super strength and Quicksilver had super speed, but Carol has all those powers in the comics and more.

As "the strongest character we've ever had" according to Feige, that is why Marvel cast someone like Larson to "have a humanity to tap into" and to be "someone who feels real." The next step is to find a director who can show all that in her solo movie, although that search is still in progress.

Feige aims to pick someone for the job "by the end of the year," as he is looking for someone who's in line with the studio's established "road map" for the film, and who can "pitch it back to us in a better fashion." That job description may fuel criticism that directors don't really have their own free and unencumbered vision in Marvel films. But Feige says that this is how they picked Scott Derrickson to helm Doctor Strange and chose Taika Waititi for Thor: Ragnarok, and they are being hyped up as the craziest and most different Marvel movies yet.

By the time Thor: Ragnarok comes out next November, Larson will be months away from introducing Carol in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. However, Feige has said that Captain Marvel is an origin story movie, so the future Captain should still be a mere human air force officer in the Infinity War.

The unparalleled power of Captain Marvel will fully unleash itself, through Larson and a director of some kind, on March 8, 2019.

Tags: Captain Marvel (2018), Avengers: Infinity War - Part I (2018), Doctor Strange (2016), Brie Larson, Kevin Feige, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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