Captain Marvel Originally Had A Much Different Ending

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If you haven’t yet seen Captain Marvel, then you may want to skip this until you’ve seen it.


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Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson in the title role, has joined Marvel’s catalogue of hits with a $455m opening weekend.

Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, enters the Marvel universe in the 1990s, meeting up with S.H.I.E.L.D. way before the Avengers were even a glint in Agent Nick Fury’s eye. Or eyes, really, since he still has the pair in this.

Danvers is the most powerful of the Marvel superheroes, even rivaling Thor’s mightiness.

Caught in a war between the Kree and the shapeshifting Skrull, Captain Marvel ends up by leaving the planet to help her friends among the remaining Skrull. Which is how come we haven’t seen her enter the fray earlier in the collected trials of the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.

The ending directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck planned was a little less defined.

In a interview with Entertainment Tonight about all things Captain Marvel, editor Debbie Berman reveals that she suggested some tweaks to the original ending.

“Originally it ended with Carol flying off into space alone, and I found that a bit jarring. Like, where exactly was she going? And what was she doing? It felt like we needed a stronger visual to assert a more specific justification for her leaving and disappearing for so many years. So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for her, and they all fly off together. It gave her a sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she left her new found life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a specific mission. It gave more resonance and closure to her final moment in the film.”

Captain Marvel is in cinemas now.

Carolyn Hucker