Why Writing Captain Marvel Scenes Was Weird For Avengers: Endgame Writers
Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have perhaps one of the toughest jobs in Hollywood: writing good superhero movies. Not only are these movies seen by millions worldwide, but they're also expected to make outrageous amounts of money. The studio banks on these writers being able to pen great stories that sell. Luckily, the two are perfect for the job. They've written a number of the MCU's best features, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, its sequel, Captain America: Civil War, and last year's Avengers: Infinity War. But, while writing Endgame, they ran into a big issue.
When talking with Backstory Magazine (via Comicbook.com), the two writers explained how difficult it was to write a character (an important one, too) into a series-capping movie that filmed before that character's solo movie, even though the solo movie hit theaters first. In other words, they had to make their version of the powerful heroine consistent with her origin story before her origin story was even released. If you haven't already guessed, that character is Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel.
Co-writer Stephen McFeely commented first, saying:
It was important for them to get the Captain Marvel directors to approve their script because the version the latter two had in mind would eventually be the one audiences saw first.
Stephen McFeely's writing partner, Christopher Markus, followed up by explaining the creative wiggle room they ended up having.
However, McFeely added, despite that "cushion" of 20 years, if Carol Danvers' behavior was 180 degrees different in Endgame vs. Captain Marvel "we were screwed."
Honestly, Markus and McFeely did a better job than they realize. Danvers sporting a new look was awesome, but the essence of her character was consistent with the all-powerful fighter we saw in her solo film.
But what do you think? How did Markus and McFeely do? Was their version spot-on or did you catch some discrepancies? Let us know in the comments below!
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