Avengers: Endgame Directors Talk About Captain Marvel’s Powers
As the release of Avengers: Endgame approaches, fans are still speculating about Captain Marvel‘s role in the film. Will Thanos still be a threat to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Captain Marvel on their side? Joe and Anthony Russo have thought a way to deal with the issue about Carol Danvers’ powers. They recently spoke with CinemaBlend about the subject, and revealed that they will bring more of Carol’s humanity to the screenplay:
“It’s always a concern of ours about overpowering characters, because the reason that people relate to these characters is their humanity, and that they’re flawed,” said Joe Russo. “And the reason we love working so much with Captain America was that he was limited, and his heart was his superpower, you know? So we’re all acutely aware of the dangers of having an overly powerful character. [But] we like sensitive storytelling, so… we found a thoughtful way through it.”
Captain Marvel will cast more light on Carol’s powers when it hits theaters on March 8. Carol is said to be one of the few who could lock horns with Thanos and live to tell the tale. However, the Russo brothers seem more excited about exploring her character than her powers.
“That’s what kind of fires us up, I think, on a storytelling level, to be honest with you,” said Anthony Russo. “Because when you do have powerful characters, you have to work that much harder to find their vulnerabilities and complexities. And Joe was mentioning on a storytelling level… and keep the stakes high! Because that’s where those characters are vulnerable. And actually, that makes for great drama, and you run in that direction. As storytellers, that’s been one of the most fun things we’ve had working with these characters is figuring out ways into them where they are vulnerable and they aren’t all powerful.”
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26. What do you think about the Russos’ approach to Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comment section below!