Joss Whedon shot FX plates for Captain Marvel in Avengers: Age of Ultron

In a article released yesterday here on Geek Broadside we said that Captain Marvel was in fact not going to show up in the ending of Age of Ultron. Geek Broadside has been reporting that Carol Danver will appear in the final scene of the Avengers sequel. Devin Faraci from Badass Digest reported it first, I only heard from someone at Marvel Studios that she will be flying into the Avengers Tower at the end of the movie. However, I thought this wasn’t true and I completely ignored it. Anyway, that was the scene. Captain Marvel will fly into the Avengers HQ at the very end of the film, but Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon didn’t think this was right for the character or the fans of the films, who would be left confused when they leave the screening.

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In another interview by Devin Faraci – this guy is killing it – Feige stated:

There were drafts that maybe people somehow got their hands on and read early on that included some characters – maybe others, but certainly one, which is why it’s dangerous to read scripts early on, and talk about them early on…

[Captain Marvel] was in a draft. But to me, it would have done that character a disservice, to meet her fully formed, in a costume and part of the Avengers already when 99% of the audience would go, ‘Who is that?’ It’s just not the way we’ve done it before.

Thanos is the good ‘Who’s that,’ because he’s clearly a bad guy, for comic fans he represents a specific storyline, you can get the buzz started from fans to non-fans with that cameo – as opposed to a title character, who deserves their own story. Even Black Widow you don’t meet in the last two seconds of Iron Man 2 wearing her costume – you evolve that going forward.

The way we reveal Scarlet Witch [in costume] at the end of the movie? Those were Captain Marvel plate shots. Joss said, ‘We’ll cast her later!’ And I said, ‘Yeah Joss, we’ll cast her later.’ [Whispers to an invisible associate who isn’t Joss] ‘We’re not putting her in there!’

Finally Joss was like ‘Let’s use those plates to let Scarlet Witch fly into frame, give her a big entrance?’ And that makes sense – she’s come to their side, and she deserves the cool intro, which will feed into another movie we start shooting in a few weeks.

They feed the intro into “another movie we start shooting in a few weeks”? That’s Captain America: Civil War, which will start shooting in three weeks. That seems like a confirmation, doesn’t it? Scarlet Witch will show up in Civil War.

Source: Badass Digest

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