Captain Marvel is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that much is certain. There has, however, been a good deal of mixed messaging as far as when exactly she’ll get there. Though Brie Larson’s cosmic Avenger has been confirmed for ‘Avengers 4’ – not to mention her own solo film next year – there has been no such level of clarity with regard to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. While fans have long assumed that she would appear in the film ahead of her solo debut (not unlike Black Panther or the MCU iteration of Spider-Man), the Russo Brothers’ often conflicting comments on the matter have been more than sufficient to muddy the waters.
Regardless, it’s reasonable to assume that she may at minimum feature in a stinger scene ahead of her official debut. And in either case, ‘Infinity War’ co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are among the first of Marvel’s creative staff to work with the character (thanks, if nothing else, to ‘Avengers 4’). That being the case, there are few people better qualified to offer an insight into this version of the character. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. Speaking at a press event, the two were visibly excited by the Captain Marvel’s addition to the universe. When asked about the character and how she’ll eventually fit in with the rest of the MCU, Markus had this to say:
“That’s a power scale that right now doesn’t exist in the MCU and it’s, or she’s I should say, in some ways closest to Captain America, which is a weird, now rare kind of character which is sort of a person who’s right and knows they’re right and doesn’t really want to hear it when you tell them they’re wrong. So, with all these flawed, f—ed up people and Quill who’s a mess and Tony who’s a massive ego all contorted… It’s fun to get another person with a clear vision in there and going, “Shut up.””
Well, if Captain Marvel is going to echo any of the MCU’s established characters, there are certainly worse analogs than Captain America! In any case, she promises to be a welcome addition to Marvel’s cinematic canon. The only question left is when she’ll get there.
Captain Marvel may be debuting on April 27, 2018, depending on which of the many conflicting statements you choose to believe. If not she will arrive in her solo debut, ‘Captain Marvel’, on March 8, 2019.