Marvel president Kevin Feige has revealed that Captain Marvel very almost made it into Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
But it wasn’t a case of Carol Danvers being written into the script and edited out after a massive redraft. The character got so close to being in Age Of Ultron that Joss Whedon actually shot visual FX plates to have Captain Marvel fly in towards the end of the movie. Actual Captain Marvel footage exists somewhere in the deepest depths of the Disney archives.
Speaking to Badass Digest, Feige said: “[Captain Marvel] was in a draft. But to me, it would have done that character a disservice, to meet her fully formed, in a costume and part of the Avengers already when 99% of the audience would go, ‘Who is that?’ It’s just not the way we’ve done it before.
“Thanos is the good ‘Who’s that,’ because he’s clearly a bad guy, for comic fans he represents a specific storyline, you can get the buzz started from fans to non-fans with that cameo – as opposed to a title character, who deserves their own story. Even Black Widow you don’t meet in the last two seconds of Iron Man 2 wearing her costume – you evolve that going forward.”
Could this mean Captain Marvel has already secretly been cast? Who knows, who knows.
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