'Captain Marvel' Will Be The Most Powerful Character In Marvel Universe

Avengers: Infinity War has been smashing it at the box office since it was released at the end of last month - naturally, fans of the Marvel Universe are already thinking ahead to what movies are coming next.

Well, there's Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits our screens in July, and that's followed by the Captain Marvel movie - set to be released in March next year.

Actress Brie Larson was cast as Carol Danvers - or Captain Marvel - in the origin movie, where she'll be joined by Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Lee Pace.

The movie began shooting just days ago, so details are still pretty scarce, however, one thing we do know about Captain Marvel is that she will be the most powerful superhero within the Marvel Universe. Yup, Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige confirmed that Captain Marvel is the most 'powerful character' they've introduced.

Speaking at a screening of Doctor Strange, he said: "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."

In the original comics Captain Marvel was blessed with super strength, flight, energy blasts and a partial-Kree physiology - the Kree being an advanced alien race within the Marvel Comics universe.

According to the official synopsis: "Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

"Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

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This will be Marvel Studios' first woman-led movie, and follows the massive success of DC Extended Universe's Wonder Woman which took an impressive $821.9 million (£604.2m) at the box office.

Featured Image Credit: PA / Marvel Comics

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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