Carol Danvers has more important things on her mind than falling in love.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige tells ScreenRant it was more important for Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel to explore her past and friendship with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and get to the bottom of the whole Kree-Skrull beef. For Feige, putting the emphasis on Carol’s identity and bonds of female friendship was the priority for the box office smash that has already grossed over $320 million in North America.
“Well, that was something as we were developing the script and cueing off of the comics as always, it never even occurred to have a love interest,” Feige explains. “That’s not what the movie was about. It was about Carol finding herself and growing and making mistakes and being bolstered up by her female mentors and female friends. And that relationship with Maria was very important.”
Feige praises “Captain Marvel” actress Lynch for helping create a connection between Carol and the audience.
“It was something that was, and frankly I give all credit to Lashana, who was amazing and who, and I don’t know if it’s a spoiler or not, but the unique structure of the origin story that this movie has. Initially, we were like, Is that bond going to be strong enough? Are we, having not experienced it in real time, upfront when they get to Louisiana? Is it going to land? And we saw … the audition and then the dailies. Oh, it’s landing there. They’re amazing.”
“We wanted to give her her own corner of the universe, her own mythology,” Feige adds.
The Marvel head honcho teases that their friendship and Lynch’s character may be further explored in future MCU movies, hinting that these stories will be set in the past, possibly exploring where Captain Marvel has been in the lead-up to “Avengers: Endgame”.
“While we’re not specific about this in the movie, there’s potential to understand, where has she been this whole time? Why haven’t we seen her yet? The answer is revealed and hinted at in this movie as she was dealing with a colossal, universal conflict in another section of the MCU,” he explains.