Who is the strongest Marvel hero? Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked the question and he did not dodge it. A fan initially asked Feige, as of Avengers: Endgame, in his opinion, who would be the strongest Marvel hero? The fan amended that to include Spider-Man: Far From Home, the most recent MCU movie, but acknowledged that probably wouldn't change Feige's answer. And it didn't. Here's what he said:
Well, I think it's interesting, if you look at Endgame, Wanda Maximoff was going to kill Thanos. If he hadn't desperately -- that's as scared as I've ever seen Thanos. And if he hadn't said decimate my entire team to get her off of me, I think she would've done it.
It actually sounded like Kevin Feige was going to continue explaining his choice of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) during his panel talk at the New York Film Academy, but the fan who asked the question was so excited at the answer, he kinda cut Feige off by blurting this:
Told you guys. I've been saying that!
And then the fan thanked Kevin Feige and walked away, moving on to the next fan's question. But the audience had a great reaction during Feige's answer, seeming to agree and cheer. So they liked hearing that Scarlet Witch -- not that she's called that during the Avengers movies -- was his answer, with evidence being how she almost killed Thanos herself in Avengers: Endgame.
Here's the Avengers: Endgame scene in question, with Thanos briefly meeting Scarlet Witch for the first time:
But what do you think about the strongest Marvel hero debate? Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo recently got some fans talking when he discussed Captain Marvel as potentially more powerful than Thor:
It's interesting seeing the Avengers with Captain Marvel. I think that she dimensionalizes them in a really great way. Just from a pure power standpoint and what her abilities are. If you're talking about a collection of heroes, and you're gonna go face Thanos, who we believe still has the gauntlet. She is as powerful, if not more powerful than Thor, and you suddenly have hope again. Because they all know what happened at the end of the last movie, he walked through them like they were paper.
Some fans might also bring Hulk into this argument, although Hulk was left weakened (permanently, I guess?) after Avengers: Endgame.
Kevin Feige was asked about Marvel characters in his own Marvel movies so far from Iron Man to Far From Home, but you could widen the debate to bring in other Marvel Comics characters who haven't been featured in the MCU yet. We know several will be introduced in Phase 4, including some you'll never guess for Doctor Strange 2.
What do you think about Kevin Feige's answer on Wanda/Scarlet Witch as the most powerful Marvel hero, since she almost killed Thanos herself?