In a recent interview with our friends at Variety, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige elaborated on the oft-mentioned, superior power levels of Captain Marvel; apparently, she’s going to be the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and according to Feige’s description of said power levels, her abilities may be comparable to, and perhaps even surpass, a certain, solar powered super-orphan.
“If you had the collector cards of the Marvel characters and you could see the power levels, she would be off the charts compared to anyone that we’ve previously introduced in a film,” he explained before extolling the virtues of Brie’s casting. “With Captain Marvel, who has powers that approach a level that we haven’t seen before in our films, you need to counter- balance that by finding somebody who is also very human and very relatable and can get into a groove with the audience, where they’re willing to see her fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft. At the same time, we need her to land and have relatable flaws.”
“Fly through the sun and punch a moon away from a spacecraft.” Wow. Yes, this sounds like a demonstration of Superman-class powers.
In previous interviews, Feige mentioned the importance of hiring a female director for the forthcoming Captain Marvel film hitting in 2019. So, is it still a priority?
“Having a female director at the helm to tell the story of a woman who is also our most powerful hero by far is very important to us.”
So, any chance Carol Danvers might be too powerful? Perhaps she’ll punch Thanos into the crab nebula 15-minutes into Infinity War, leaving another hour and 45-minutes for…uh…clever and provocative discourse between all the assembled characters.