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Russo Brothers Explain Why Captain Marvel Was Left Out Of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Russo Brothers Explain Why Captain Marvel Was Left Out Of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

She might be the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but they're saving her for the very end

The cast for Avengers: Infinity War was probably the largest collection of superheroes that we're likely to see on the silver screen for a long time.

It brought together the stories of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther and of course The Avengers.

But as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, people were wondering why Captain Marvel was left out of this epic film.

Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained that they're saving her until the fourth and likely final Avengers film, which is slated for release on May 3 next year.

Talking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Anthony said: "We also wanted to, it was very important to us to commit...we wanted to commit to this ending very hard. We didn't want to go past the ending very much."



He's talking of course about Marvel's classic post-credits scene that happens at the end of every movie in the MCU to get everyone excited.

At the end of Infinity War, half the universe is dead after Thanos managed to gather all the infinity stones to complete his gauntlet of death. With a click of the fingers, half our heroes and lifeforms in the cosmos fade away to nothing - prompting sadness left, right and centre.

In the post-credits scene, we see Nick Fury and Maria Hall travelling in a car until they too become victims of Thanos' gauntlet.

As they're being reduced to dust, Fury aka Samuel L Jackson, gets out a wee pager. At that time, we're all probably thinking: "Um Fury, who the hell are you going to call now? We literally have our best and brightest and even they failed."

But then we see the screen of the pager and it's Captain Marvel's logo.


Joe Russo added on the podcast: "We considered not doing any tags. Then we thought maybe it was too brutal. Everything's about trying to find balance."

Look, that ending crippled plenty of people, so it was nice that they ended up going with this small surprise.

Brie Larson will don the red, blue and yellow outfit for the Captain Marvel origin film, where she'll be joined by Samuel L Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan and Lee Pace.

Her character, Carol Danvers, will be a huge help to the Avengers in the upcoming four film, mainly considering she's the most powerful out of all of them.

Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige 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."

Now we really can't wait for that Avengers film next year.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel/Disney

Topics: Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, Marvel