Why Was Captain Marvel Cut From The Age Of Ultron Ending?

Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

I think it is safe to say that we here at 4YE are super-excited to see the highly anticipated Captain Marvel movie.

Sure. It’s a couple of years away, and we don’t have a Carol Danvers yet. We’re patient.

We’re also totally and completely ready to see a character as kickass as Carol Danvers take the screen. There will be much desperate clutching mixed with high pitched noises of joy when the film comes out.

Or even when the film is close to getting made.

Currently all we known is that it will be written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out). Didn’t that announcement get those aforementioned noises started?!

Still there is not much on the Captain Marvel front.

Of course, Carol could have made an earlier appearance in the MCU. There was a long-standing rumor that she was going to appear in Age of Ultron. Obviously, she didn’t.

Comicbook.com reported Kevin Feige admitted at a Q&A panel for the Age of Ultron DVD/Blu-ray release that Danvers was a part of an early draft, and he explained why she didn’t make it into the final cut.

Feige said: “In one draft, we had her in there. But it didn’t seem appropriate to have this new person coming out of nowhere at the end of this story. It would’ve been a disservice to her; by the time this movie was coming out, people already knew that was coming anyway.”

So it was obviously for practicality that Captain Marvel didn’t make it in.

I do admit that with as many characters as Age of Ultron had, it would have been a disservice to the character to just shove her in at the end without any introduction. Now we have a whole movie to get to know the character!

Captain Marvel will come out on November 2nd, 2018.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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