The Russo Brothers Worked With Captain Marvel Team To Create Brie Larson's Character

Captain Marvel

Last month, Captain Marvel debuted in theaters, introducing audiences worldwide to Brie Larson's Carol Danvers. Fans won't have to wait long at all to see her again as she'll be appearing in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame as a crucial piece of the film. Despite the fact that Captain Marvel arrived in theaters first, Larson's first time playing the character was actually in Endgame. Thus, she had to work closely with both the Russo Brothers and her Captain Marvel co-directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, to nail her character down.

Marvel Studios has been hyping up Captain Marvel for years and she didn't disappoint when she finally arrived in March. The film has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the character looks to have left a positive impression on the fanbase. Marvel will be bringing her photon blasts straight to Thanos' doorstep in Endgame, where much purple face punching will happen.

Because Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame filmed back-to-back, Brie Larson's first time playing Carol Danvers was in the Endgame. There wasn't a script for either Endgame or Captain Marvel at the time, so Larson had to figure out the character from scratch. Luckily, she had the help of the Russo Bros., Boden, and Fleck, which was a prime example of Marvel collaboration, according to Joe Russo.

A lot of it was working with [Ryan] Fleck and [Anna] Boden as they were developing [Captain Marvel]. As far as Marvel is a relay race where people are handing the baton off to each other, that was as collaborative an effort as we’ve had introducing a new character. Whereas with Black Panther and Spider-Man, we were making those choices exclusively because there were no future films in the works yet.

Joe Russo told Mashable that he and his brother Anthony worked closely with the Captain Marvel directors to make sure that the character translated the same in both films. Collaboration is no strange thing at Marvel Studios. Directors often work with each other to make sure all of the individual character's traits and quirks ring true during crossovers.

One example of how Captain Marvel is different in Endgame is that she's a bit more glammed up than she was in her solo movie. While fans originally wondered if that was just the effect of male directors being in charge, Joe Russo clarified that it was Larson who ultimately decided how her character would look in the film.

Fans are no doubt excited to see Carol interact with the Avengers and they don't have to wait much longer. Avengers: Endgame is all set to arrive in theaters on April 26. To learn more about the film, here's what we know so far. For everything Marvel has going in the near-future, here's our Marvel movie release guide.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.