WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
As everyone awaits the onscreen arrival of Carol Danvers, actor Brie Larson has confirmed earlier assertions that Captain Marvel will be the strongest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that's saying a lot, considering Thanos hurled a moon in Avengers: Infinity War.
After sitting out Infinity War, Carol will make her debut next year in Captain Marvel, an origin story from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck that will introduce the character, and her power set, before she's more fully integrated into the MCU in Avengers 4.
Speaking with E! Live from the Red Carpet, Larson said, "She's so strong. She can move planets!" Not that anyone doubted the strength of a powerhouse like Captain Marvel, but the Oscar winner explained that the character's powers helped her transfer this might into her acting. "So, to me, it's like how far can I go with this strength?"
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige insisted as early as 2016 that Captain Marvel will be the most powerful character the MCU has seen to date. "Her powers are off the charts, and when she’s introduced, she will be by far the strongest character we’ve ever had," he said. "It’s important, then, to counterbalance that with someone who feels real. She needs to have a humanity to tap into, and Brie can do that.”
Considering that Fiege is also tipping her to be "the new face of the MCU," her elevated strength is sure to come in handy during Captain Marvel's tenure.
Although the past decade of Marvel films has already shown superhuman strength from the likes of Hulk, Thor and Thanos, they better watch out as Captain Marvel helps to pave the way for the promise of a more female-first slate of movies in Phase Four. Thanos had to use the powers of the Infinity Stones to bring down his moon, whereas Captain Marvel's strength comes from within. Of course hether we'll actually witness Danvers move a planet in either of her big-screen outings next year remains to be seen.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives March 8, 2019.