Avengers: Endgame directors on dealing with an overpowered Captain Marvel

Superman is one of the most powerful characters in DC, and the Russo brothers have mentioned before on how the Man of Steel is a “difficult character,” which makes it harder to make him relatable compared to other lesser powered characters. However, Captain Marvel is another powerful character in the Marvel universe, so how did the directors go about bringing that character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The directors did reveal that they have a solution.

“It’s always a concern of ours about overpowering characters, because the reason that people relate to these characters is their humanity, and that they’re flawed,” Joe Russo tells Cinemablend. “And the reason we love working so much with Captain America was that he was limited, and his heart was his superpower, you know? So we’re all acutely aware of the dangers of having an overly powerful character. [But] we like sensitive storytelling, so… we found a thoughtful way through it.”

Joe talks about how he loved working on the Captain America character due to his limited power but powerful heart. Anthony then talks about how they have to find what makes the characters vulnerable.

“That’s what kind of fires us up, I think, on a storytelling level, to be honest with you,” Anthony Russo added. “Because when you do have powerful characters, you have to work that much harder to find their vulnerabilities and complexities. And Joe was mentioning on a storytelling level… and keep the stakes high! Because that’s where those characters are vulnerable. And actually, that makes for great drama, and you run in that direction. As storytellers, that’s been one of the most fun things we’ve had working with these characters is figuring out ways into them where they are vulnerable and they aren’t all powerful.”

The directors were pretty vague about overpowered characters needing higher stakes, but we’ll get to see how that will pay off once the film comes out.

Avengers: Endgame Synopsis – After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

So far we know that Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye’s Ronin, War Machine, Ant-Man, Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, and Captain Marvel aren’t going to be giving up the fight.

The film is directed by the Russo brothers from a script by Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFreely.

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.

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