Kevin Feige Confirms Captain Marvel Is MCU's Next Lead And Most Powerful Character

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By Judith Anne Dela Cruz | More Articles MCU Enthusiast and Neil Gaiman Fanatic
March 15, 2019  04:40 PM

Get ready for more Captain Marvel because the latest superhero to join the fold is going to be the new face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said as much in the new book Captain Marvel: The Official Movie Special, where he gushed about Brie Larson joining the MCU. He went so far as to say that one of the highlights in his Marvel career was introducing the Oscar winner at Comic-Con as Captain Marvel. 

"Having her come out on stage and stand there with literally almost everybody else from our movies. There she was at the forefront," he said.

"And it was a great foreshadowing – not just for how audiences are going to embrace Brie as this character, but also for how Captain Marvel is about to take the lead and be at the forefront of the entire Cinematic Universe," he went on to say.

If this wasn't already obvious, Captain Marvel is being built up to be the only person in the current roster who can actually fight Thanos one-on-one. Thor comes close, but Feige has confirmed that Captain Marvel is indeed the most powerful character in the MCU right now. She will lead the way for the universe to explore more cosmic worlds and themes.

“In our comics mythology, Captain Marvel is a character who’s got one foot on Earth and one foot in the cosmic arena. Now that we’ve made a number of movies that take place on Earth, and a number of cosmic adventures with the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor, we thought it was the right time to finally introduce Captain Marvel to the world. She’s one of the most powerful – and one of the most popular – characters in our comics, and will be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe," he declared.

However, Feige believes that the best thing about Carol Danvers is that underneath all that power, she is just human.

"So this is not just about somebody who is incredibly powerful and can fly around and shoot photon blasts out of her hands; it’s somebody who’s very human, who’s very vulnerable, and who has multiple dimensions," he explained.

Avengers: Endgame comes out April 26. Captain Marvel is now in theaters.

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Judith Anne Dela Cruz is a huge Star Wars fan, but a bigger MCU geek. If it's anything about time travel, superheroes, zombies, Norse mythology, space and the universe, end of the world, aliens--all things wacky, campy, impossible, and whimsical, she'll be all over it. She likes to jam to Queen, but EXO has a special place in her heart. Everything she loves, she shares with her six adorable dogs.
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