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Kevin Feige says Captain Marvel will be their strongest hero yet

10.21.2016

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We've been introduced to some very powerful superheroes during the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including an Asgardian god of thunder and a giant green rage monster, but according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, we haven't seen anything yet. It was announced this summer that Brie Larson (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) would playing Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel, and Feige recently spoke with Vulture to sing her praises at bringing what will be Marvel's most powerful hero to life.

It’s very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons. All of the Marvel characters have flaws to them, all of them have a deep humanity to them. With Captain Marvel, she is as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie. 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.

Although we're still nearly three years out from the release of CAPTAIN MARVEL, the studio has been searching for a director for almost the entirety of 2016. Multiple names have been brought up during that time, including Niki Caro (WHALE RIDER), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) and Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD), but so far Marvel hasn't officially announced who will be taking the job. Kevin Feige revealed that they expect to make that announcement by the end of the year and also elaborated on why it's taking them so long to make a choice.

I expect to have a director by the end of the year. We’ve been meeting amazing filmmakers, but often the way we work, as was the case on Doctor Strange and most of our movies, is that we have a … I don’t want to say a ‘road map,’ but we have a general view of what the movie is and then we meet with filmmakers and share that with them and then they pitch it back to us in a better fashion. With Captain Marvel, there’s so much potential in the comics and there have been so many incarnations of her powers and the characters who’ve had that mantle that we’ve been focusing in on exactly how do we tell her origin. How does it fit into the cosmic side of our universe? How does it fit into what we’re doing with the next Avengers movies? So really, that’s what’s been delaying that particular announcement.

CAPTAIN MARVEL will blast into theaters on March 8, 2019.

Source: Vulture

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8:56PM on 10/22/2016
I would have been nice if Marvel added an older (not in 20's starting out) actress. That said, the lady has the chops to pull this off (then again it seems they do cast a lot of Oscar winning actresses with Paltrow, Johansson, Portman, Close, Tomei, Swinton, Blanchett and now Larson). My big concern is will they give the later meat because other than Johansson the others were wasted.
I would have been nice if Marvel added an older (not in 20's starting out) actress. That said, the lady has the chops to pull this off (then again it seems they do cast a lot of Oscar winning actresses with Paltrow, Johansson, Portman, Close, Tomei, Swinton, Blanchett and now Larson). My big concern is will they give the later meat because other than Johansson the others were wasted.
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6:01PM on 10/22/2016

Absolutely idiotic....

So Marvel has a problem with minorities and women heroes in their first few years and their answer is.....let's take the first female hero we promote and turn her into Superman? Ugh....I'm so sick of the politically correct nonsense. Fine. Make her stronger than the Hulk (and Thor). Turn Thor into a woman. Make Peter Parker a Taiwanese dwarf. I don't care. If it's stupid I won't bother seeing it in the theaters. If you annoy enough people, then we'll be talking about how superior DC is
So Marvel has a problem with minorities and women heroes in their first few years and their answer is.....let's take the first female hero we promote and turn her into Superman? Ugh....I'm so sick of the politically correct nonsense. Fine. Make her stronger than the Hulk (and Thor). Turn Thor into a woman. Make Peter Parker a Taiwanese dwarf. I don't care. If it's stupid I won't bother seeing it in the theaters. If you annoy enough people, then we'll be talking about how superior DC is and how Marvel "used to be great."
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10:46PM on 10/22/2016
1. They have actually been wanting to add female characters into the MCU for a long time. Ike Perlmutter is the reason for the delay. THANK GOD they FINALLY got rid of him. Agents of Who Gives a Crud was his idea as well.

2. Since BRIE LARSON is playing her, I'm absolutely fine with this, as long as they don't make her a full on Mary Sue.

3. The fact that DC keeps hiring Hack Snyder is proof that they don't care about their fans.
1. They have actually been wanting to add female characters into the MCU for a long time. Ike Perlmutter is the reason for the delay. THANK GOD they FINALLY got rid of him. Agents of Who Gives a Crud was his idea as well.

2. Since BRIE LARSON is playing her, I'm absolutely fine with this, as long as they don't make her a full on Mary Sue.

3. The fact that DC keeps hiring Hack Snyder is proof that they don't care about their fans.
8:55AM on 10/23/2016
DC is a long way from being superior to anything.
DC is a long way from being superior to anything.
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9:34AM on 10/22/2016

Do Sentry for a powerful, flawed character

Most powerful my hairy black butt! At first I thought I read that wrong til I seen others comments. Like the others I agree she's tough, but not Hulk or Thor level. And i don't need some wiki to tell me what, I have a almost 2 inch thick Marvel Encyclopedia detailing virtually every character, and four completed series of old marvel cards with stats from the late 80s and 90s. Used to collect these instead of sports cards. But point is, she ain't THAT strong. Besides if they really want a flawed
Most powerful my hairy black butt! At first I thought I read that wrong til I seen others comments. Like the others I agree she's tough, but not Hulk or Thor level. And i don't need some wiki to tell me what, I have a almost 2 inch thick Marvel Encyclopedia detailing virtually every character, and four completed series of old marvel cards with stats from the late 80s and 90s. Used to collect these instead of sports cards. But point is, she ain't THAT strong. Besides if they really want a flawed ultra powerful character, I nominate The Sentry for that. Dude was always either throwing people into space or ripping characters in half (Carnage). Plus can go toe to toe with Hulk.
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7:19PM on 10/22/2016
Sentry s the ultimate god mode on Earth. There are more powerful characters in Marvel, but 99% of them are cosmic entities. Not many if any on earth could beat him or even survive him.
Sentry s the ultimate god mode on Earth. There are more powerful characters in Marvel, but 99% of them are cosmic entities. Not many if any on earth could beat him or even survive him.
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12:18AM on 10/22/2016

Marvel is disappointing with this

Making her the most powerful because she's female (and don't dare tell me otherwise) is just lame.
Making her the most powerful because she's female (and don't dare tell me otherwise) is just lame.
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5:50AM on 10/22/2016
Thats exactly what I said. Pandering to the "girl power" agenda is fucking pathetic.
Thats exactly what I said. Pandering to the "girl power" agenda is fucking pathetic.
8:16PM on 10/21/2016
Strongest hero my ass. Huge fan of Marvel and all of their films up to this point, but I don't have any excitement and/or anticipation for Captain Marvel. And if it weren't for Keaton, and Downey Jr, I would feel the same towards Homecoming as well.
Strongest hero my ass. Huge fan of Marvel and all of their films up to this point, but I don't have any excitement and/or anticipation for Captain Marvel. And if it weren't for Keaton, and Downey Jr, I would feel the same towards Homecoming as well.
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8:53PM on 10/21/2016
She is superman level powerful. I take it you're not familiar with the character.
She is superman level powerful. I take it you're not familiar with the character.
9:09PM on 10/21/2016
I am, but I just don't like the way that they're introducing her into the MCU the way they are with all of that power.

And I don't see Larson in the role at all. I know she won the Oscar and everything, but I think Marvel could have done better in casting for Captain Marvel.
I am, but I just don't like the way that they're introducing her into the MCU the way they are with all of that power.

And I don't see Larson in the role at all. I know she won the Oscar and everything, but I think Marvel could have done better in casting for Captain Marvel.
9:19PM on 10/21/2016
@King_Brent actually she's not even close to Marvel's superman. On Marvel's own strength scale she isn't even close to Hulk(Geen & Red versions), Thor (both male and female versions). Hell in Marvel power scales within the MCU alone she would rank 6th in power scale. Thor, Hulk, Thanos, Abomination, and Odin all ahead of her. Yes she is stong, yes she can fly, yes she has limited energy manipulation (practically unlimited when she was Binary however), and yes she is tough. But she isn't the end
@King_Brent actually she's not even close to Marvel's superman. On Marvel's own strength scale she isn't even close to Hulk(Geen & Red versions), Thor (both male and female versions). Hell in Marvel power scales within the MCU alone she would rank 6th in power scale. Thor, Hulk, Thanos, Abomination, and Odin all ahead of her. Yes she is stong, yes she can fly, yes she has limited energy manipulation (practically unlimited when she was Binary however), and yes she is tough. But she isn't the end all be all god on earth of Marvel like Superman is to DC.
5:20AM on 10/22/2016
Incorrect
Incorrect
5:49AM on 10/22/2016
#King_Brent what an insightful thought provoking comment...Incorrect. Actually no not incorrect. Here is a list to Marvel's wiki page for strength level of heroes. You'll see the 5 others I ranked ahead of her, are actually ahead of her. In fact I was slightly wrong you are right, she wouldn't rank 6th, she would rank 7th's in the current MCU. Antman when he goes Giant Man is actually stronger than her too. So thats 6 ahead of her placing her at 7th. [link]
#King_Brent what an insightful thought provoking comment...Incorrect. Actually no not incorrect. Here is a list to Marvel's wiki page for strength level of heroes. You'll see the 5 others I ranked ahead of her, are actually ahead of her. In fact I was slightly wrong you are right, she wouldn't rank 6th, she would rank 7th's in the current MCU. Antman when he goes Giant Man is actually stronger than her too. So thats 6 ahead of her placing her at 7th. [link]
5:58PM on 10/22/2016
Brent, crack really isn't good for you. Put the pipe down....
Brent, crack really isn't good for you. Put the pipe down....
10:36PM on 10/22/2016
Dude, you're wrong. I'm sorry, but Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS (EVEN BEFORE she won an Oscar), and Marvel COULD NOT have picked ANYONE better for that role. They didn't cast her because of her Oscar win. The list actually came out around the time ROOM released, and she was #2, right behind Rebecca Ferguson, who declined, and I'm sure Marvel is glad. Other than the fact that Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS (watch ROOM and SHORT TERM 12 if you
Dude, you're wrong. I'm sorry, but Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS (EVEN BEFORE she won an Oscar), and Marvel COULD NOT have picked ANYONE better for that role. They didn't cast her because of her Oscar win. The list actually came out around the time ROOM released, and she was #2, right behind Rebecca Ferguson, who declined, and I'm sure Marvel is glad. Other than the fact that Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS (watch ROOM and SHORT TERM 12 if you don't believe me), and besides the fact that she looks a lot like a younger Carol Danvers, she is that strong female role model that Carol should be portrayed by, and just LOOK at her EXCITEMENT about this!!!! Seriously, other than maybe Ryan Reynolds, I've never seen an actor so excited about portraying a superhero, or any character for that matter. I've been a Brie Larson fan for a while now (ROOM was actually one of my top 3 most anticipated films of 2015, and ROOM and Short Term 12 are 2 of my favorite films, and 21 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim are 2 of my favorite comedies), and I cannot think of an actress better for the role.

In terms of Captain Marvel being the most powerful hero (or character for that matter), since they casted BRIE LARSON to play her, I'm absolutely fine with this decision. It's been a wish of mine for a while that Brie Larson would become part of the Marvel family. Still can't believe that my wish is coming true. So I'm fine with this, as long as they don't make her a full on Mary Sue.
7:49PM on 10/21/2016
I'm all for making her powerful, and I assume this is mostly just all early hype and promotion. But if they all of a sudden make her the strongest hero in all of marveldom, just because it took them awhile to make a solo female superhero movie, then that is some bullshit. Hulk is and should be the "strongest" character in the marvel universe. He has unlimited strength potential. If we talk most overall powerful, well Thor is the tops of the list when it comes to the current MCU. They might have
I'm all for making her powerful, and I assume this is mostly just all early hype and promotion. But if they all of a sudden make her the strongest hero in all of marveldom, just because it took them awhile to make a solo female superhero movie, then that is some bullshit. Hulk is and should be the "strongest" character in the marvel universe. He has unlimited strength potential. If we talk most overall powerful, well Thor is the tops of the list when it comes to the current MCU. They might have turned him from a god into an alien, but for all intents and purpose he has all the powers of a god. Now the MCU has toned down the strength levels of all characters because if they didn't, Thor and Hulk would rule them all. Not a single fight they have been in would you actually need the Avengers for, Thor or Hulk could have done all by themselves frankly. So I'm curious to see how this plays out. If they make her a flawless god that dwarfs everyone else's power, because you know a female can't ever lose a fight to a man now on film/tv, then they'll lose credibility with me. I won't speak for others just me. Captain Marvel is powerful, but she is just an amped up Kree basically. Kree aren't gods. She can fly, she has energy manipulation, she is strong, and she is tough. I want to see all of that on screen, but I do not want to see her turned into a female superman just because its the first female superhero and they are getting shit about lack of female heroes. Thats just not who or what she is.
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5:57PM on 10/22/2016
Wonder Woman would kick her ass up and down the block....
Wonder Woman would kick her ass up and down the block....
10:39PM on 10/22/2016
1. Hulk may be the strongest, but strength and power aren't fully the same thing.

2. MCU doesn't fully stick to the comics. The film adaptation of Civil War was VERY DIFFERENT from the source material, and BETTER.

3. To differentiate from Green Lantern, Captain Marvel'a origin is being re-written. She might not even be part Kree in the MCU for all we know.
1. Hulk may be the strongest, but strength and power aren't fully the same thing.

2. MCU doesn't fully stick to the comics. The film adaptation of Civil War was VERY DIFFERENT from the source material, and BETTER.

3. To differentiate from Green Lantern, Captain Marvel'a origin is being re-written. She might not even be part Kree in the MCU for all we know.
10:42PM on 10/22/2016
@Des1 Wonder Woman is a god, and DC, so you can't fully compare the 2.

When it comes to acting however, Brie Larson whips Gal Gadot's ass. Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS, even BEFORE she won an Oscar. Gal Gadot may be a decent Wonder Woman (decent at most), but when it comes to acting in general, she is very wooden.
@Des1 Wonder Woman is a god, and DC, so you can't fully compare the 2.

When it comes to acting however, Brie Larson whips Gal Gadot's ass. Brie Larson is a BEYOND INCREDIBLE, PHENOMENAL ACTRESS, even BEFORE she won an Oscar. Gal Gadot may be a decent Wonder Woman (decent at most), but when it comes to acting in general, she is very wooden.
11:56PM on 10/22/2016
I did say that the MCU has powered down almost all their characters save for Cap who they scaled up quite a bit. So I am willing to wait to see. Strength isn't everything absolutely not I agree. For instance the ultimate power on earth in the current MCU shoul in actuality be Scarlet Witch. It should even be close but again she's still early on in her powers. I just detest the fact they come out with the first female hero solo movie and it immediately has to be the strongest character ever.
I did say that the MCU has powered down almost all their characters save for Cap who they scaled up quite a bit. So I am willing to wait to see. Strength isn't everything absolutely not I agree. For instance the ultimate power on earth in the current MCU shoul in actuality be Scarlet Witch. It should even be close but again she's still early on in her powers. I just detest the fact they come out with the first female hero solo movie and it immediately has to be the strongest character ever.
11:58PM on 10/22/2016
And Brie is a great actress for that you'll get no real complaints for me. I was hoping for Kathryn Winnick but not much to complain about with Larson in the role.
And Brie is a great actress for that you'll get no real complaints for me. I was hoping for Kathryn Winnick but not much to complain about with Larson in the role.
12:12AM on 10/23/2016
Brie Larson was the only one I wanted. Ever since hearing that she was being considered, that's who I wanted.

Katheryn Winnick isn't a really great actress to begin with. Her movie choices are terrible to begin with.
Brie Larson was the only one I wanted. Ever since hearing that she was being considered, that's who I wanted.

Katheryn Winnick isn't a really great actress to begin with. Her movie choices are terrible to begin with.
7:28PM on 10/23/2016
Her movie choices haven't been the best but she is awesome on Vikings so I have little doubt she would have done well in this role. Especially since she is a black belt and there for would been more proficient in fight scenes.
Her movie choices haven't been the best but she is awesome on Vikings so I have little doubt she would have done well in this role. Especially since she is a black belt and there for would been more proficient in fight scenes.
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