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Avengers: Endgame Directors Were Initially Concerned About Captain Marvel Being Overpowered

February 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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CinemaBlend recently spoke to Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who talked about their initial concern that Captain Marvel could come off as too powerful for Avengers: Endgame. The film arrives on April 26. Below are some highlights.

Joe Russo on a concern of overpowering characters and Captain Marvel: “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. 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.”

Anthony Russo on how you have to work harder with powerful characters: “That’s what kind of fires us up, I think, on a storytelling level, to be honest with you. 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.”