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Captain Marvel Is Avengers: Endgame's 'Designated Hitter'

Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame

Teased in the post-credits scene of Avenger: Infinity War, Captain Marvel blew up in her own film, to the tune of $1 billion worldwide, before her return as the ultimate weapon in the fight against in Avengers: Endgame.

During a press conference last weekend in Los Angeles, moderator Jon Favreau described Brie Larson's Carol Danvers as the "designated hitter" of the team, brought in at the bottom of the ninth inning during the World Series

"It's stressful when you put it like that," replied Larson, whose character was introduced to the surviving Avengers in the mid-credits scene of Captain Marvel. "It was kind of chill, but now I'm scared."

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She spoke about how lucky she was to join the MCU when she did, saying, "I came at just the most magical time, I think."

"To come exactly at this 10-year anniversary... This film will always be personally dear to me because it was my first time playing Captain Marvel," Larson continued. "We shot this first. So I had to stumble and try to figure out who this character was with no script for this and no script for Captain Marvel either, and perform, for the first time in front of, you know, legends."

"It was incredible, and the other part of it too is it feels like this balance of, as big as it is it still feels like a bunch of kids, just what I was doing over summer break, making movies in my garage," she said. "There's still this sense of wonder and play and encouragement. And of course, this film deals with some heavy subject matters, so you're dealing with things that are serious and then you're going off and playing Boggle, which I am very good at, just to be clear. There's no other word I can describe it as other than surreal, and I can't wait for this to come out so that I can talk about it, so I can just talk about my experience.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film opens April 26.

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