Check Out The Helmeted Captain Marvel Look Avengers: Endgame Almost Used

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame was a movie with so many characters that to juggle them all on the screen was no east feat. Captain Marvel had only just made her debut when Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters and while she largely took a back seat to the legacy heroes in that movie, when Brie Larson's character does make her big arrival in the film, it's certainly done in a way that she gets noticed.

Having said that, it turns out that the way Carol Danvers could have looked when she arrived during the final battle of Avengers: Endgame could have been quite different. Marvel Studios artist Andy Park recently revealed a concept he drew that would have drastically changed the helmeted look for Captain Marvel, that didn't end up getting used. Check it out.

The idea, according to Andy Park on Twitter, is that the Russo Brothers wanted to change up Captain Marvel's costume in some way to show the jump in time that took place between the beginning of the film and the rest of the story. His idea was to go with a version of the Captain Marvel mask that kept the character's hair free, rather than the full helmet we saw in the Captain Marvel movie.

In the shot, we see a moment that is, at the very least, inspired by one in Avengers: Endgame itself. Carol Danvers is surrounded by other female Marvel heroes, like Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda and Evangeline Lilly's Wasp. Only other female heroes can be seen here.

In the end, the look wasn't used, in fact we don't really see the old version of the helmet either. Carol Danvers seemingly decides to just leave the helmet behind entirely. It makes sense. By this point in the movie, the passage of time has been made quite clear, and Brie Larson's new haircut shows the passage of time on its own. The helmet, which is really more of a mask in this look, isn't necessary, though it is too bad it wasn't used, it looks pretty cool.

Figuring out how to handle the whole "passage of time" thing for Captain Marvel was a bit trickier than it was for other characters, because Brie Larson actually filmed her scenes for Avengers: Endgame before she got around to making Captain Marvel. Time sort of goes in the wrong direction here. As such, it was a bit more complicated to figure out how they would have wanted the character to look in Endgame when decisions about how she was going to look in Captain Marvel hadn't been decided yet.

Perhaps we'll still get a chance to see this look down the road. We know that Captain Marvel 2 is a movie that's coming, even if we don't know exactly when. Maybe when it comes along we'll see this new helmet. It would be a shame to see the design go to waste.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.