Kevin Feige Confirms Captain Marvel Is Stronger Than Thanos


The MCU is on the verge of unveiling its new power player, and we’ll give you a clue: she’s about to become Thanos’ worst nightmare.

Her name? Carol Danvers, better known to you, I and the Kree people as Captain Marvel, intergalactic warrior and future savior of planet Earth. We say that because it’s nigh on certain that Brie Larson’s heroine will effectively level the playing field when she joins Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during the throes of Avengers: Endgame, but first, there’s an origin story to tell. And it’ll be with us on March 8th.

Indeed, to ensure excitement for Captain Marvel is at a fever-pitch, Kevin Feige attempted to gauge Carol’s power levels. Spoilers: they’re off the charts.

Captain Marvel is a character in our comics and in a mythology whose got one foot on Earth, one foot in the cosmic arena. And now that we have made a number of movies that take place on Earth, and now a number of the cosmic adventures with Avengers, and with Guardians of the Galaxy and with Thor, we thought it was the right time to finally introduce Captain Marvel to the world. She’s one of the most popular characters in our comics, she’s one of the most powerful characters in the comics and will be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This is by no means the first time that Feige has gone on record about Captain Marvel‘s near-limitless power, but it leaves us all the more excited for Carol’s maiden flight. Granted, Kevin Feige was quick to stress that Captain Marvel is, in essence, a flawed human being. And that’s what makes her so damn interesting. Yes, she may be able to shoot photon blasts out of her arms, but Brie Larson’s would-be hero is still a deeply complex and vulnerable character, so it’s no wonder that Feige is shouting her name from the rooftops.

This is just not about somebody who is incredibly powerful and can fly around and shoot photon blasts out of her arms, it’s somebody who is very human, who is very vulnerable and who has multiple dimensions. And when we found out that Brie Larson might be interested in joining this world, she came in, we had a number of meetings, we pitched her this idea, she was a huge fan of the character and the comic. And one of the highlights at my career at Marvel was introducing her at Comic-Con and having her coming out on stage and stand there with literally almost everything else from our universe, and there she was at the forefront, and it was a great foreshadowing of 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.

Captain Marvel finally – finally! – takes flight next Friday, March 8th, and if early reactions are any indication, it seems Kevin Feige and the team at Marvel Studios have another global hit on their hands.