“Avengers: Endgame” Writers Explain Why Captain Marvel Barely Made An Appearance

Gwyneth Paltrow, Tessa Thompson, Elizabeth Olsen, Brie Larson, Pom Klementieff, and Letitia Wright in "Avengers: Endgame." Photo by Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (10213611ci)

The Avengers franchise concluded earlier this year, but one question fans still want answered is why Captain Marvel barely made an appearance.

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel was teased in the end credits of Avengers: Infinity War and was given her first stand-alone movie earlier this year. When it came to the final showdown, however, she was nowhere to be seen. Other than a brief appearance at the start of the movie and a last-minute swoop in towards the end, she was absent throughout.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, writers Cristopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained why the superhero had such a small part in the Endgame events.

Markus revealed that the main problem they had with Captain Marvel was that she is far too powerful: “She was always going to be in it, but we didn’t have much to go on. 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.”

He added: “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.”

McFeely also commented: “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.”

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