Doctor Strange brought magic to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Black Panther will take us to a whole new nation, but it could be Captain Marvel that winds up being the true game changer for this world. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has previously teased that she’ll be the most powerful hero we’ve ever seen, and he’s reiterated that point in a new interview.
What exactly does that mean for the MCU though? After all, Thor is a God, so if Captain Marvel is even mightier, how can you tell stories about a character like that?
“If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels, she would be off the charts compared to anyone that we’ve previously introduced in a film. With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counter- balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable and can get into a groove with the audience, where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft. At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws. Brie is a person you’re going to want to go on this journey with, just like Benedict or Robert or Chris Pratt.”
So, making Captain Marvel relatable is clearly the name of the game, and Feige is confident that casting Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson will achieve that. That’s not all though, as he went on to confirm that bringing a female director into the fold to take the helm of this adventure is still extremely important to Marvel Studios.
Who that will end up being isn’t clear as of right now, but there’s plenty of time for Marvel to find the right woman for the job. They’ll have their work cut out for them when they’re hired, but if the studio can make sure Ant-Man and Doctor Strange work, there’s no reason to believe that Captain Marvel won’t also be a hit which effortlessly introduces a new hero to this increasingly crowded world.
Plus, if nothing else, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will now have some very powerful backup in Avengers: Infinity War against Thanos.