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Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame
It's been nearly two months since Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters, and new information about the blockbuster is still being revealed. Fans were eager to catch up with the surviving heroes after the events of Infinity War, as well as bring heroes like Ant-Man, Hawkeye, and Captain Marvel into the story. The latter showed the true extent of her powers, coming in to save the day multiple times.
Captain Marvel also got a new look in Endgame-- one that more closely related to her comic book appearance. After the five year time jump, Carol Danvers was shown rocking a short haircut, as well as a new costume containing her signature sash. But the new do almost didn't happen, as Marvel exec Victoria Alonso recently explained:
That haircut was a conversation. And I was against it for a while because I was afraid that people had just met her and had just realized who she was and then we were changing her hair. And I thought, is it too soon? But clearly, it wasn't.
Once again, Marvel Studios is proven to be a place where every decision is approached methodically. This includes Captain Marvel's short haircut in Endgame. Because the MCU didn't want to have their own Felicity situation on their hands.
Victoria Alonso's comments to IGN do make sense, as Carol Danvers was the newest addition to the MCU ahead of Avengers: Endgame's release. Her '90s set origin story made a ton of money at the box office, but casual moviegoers only recently met Captain Marvel. So drastically changing her appearance 1/3 of the way into Endgame had some risk attached to it.
But ultimately, the hair cut was something that comic book purists were very happy about. It gave Brie Larson's Marvel hero a more comic book accurate appearance, and also helped to show the passage of time since Thor beheaded Thanos on The Farm. And to make sure nobody was confused by the new look, Don Cheadle's War Machine made a joke about it during their meeting with Black Widow.
It should be interesting to see if Captain Marvel has the same short haircut during future appearance in the MCU. While Phase Four is a complete mystery at the moment, Kevin Feige teased that Carol Danvers would help lead the MCU. And considering the success of her first movie, a Captain Marvel sequel seems inevitable.
Of course, Brie Larson might not want to rock the short wig for a long shooting period, so we'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out. But considering how strongly audiences responded to the hair cut, it'll no doubt be another conversation for Victoria Alonso and company to have.
You can catch Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame now. Be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.