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How Avengers: Endgame Directors Handle a Powerhouse Like Captain Marvel

Ever since the after-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, we've known that Brie Larson's Captain Marvel will arrive in Avengers: Endgame to lend a helping hand in the fight against the Mad Titan, Thanos. While we have yet to see the character in action in her March-bound solo film, it's already been confirmed that she will, by far, be the strongest Avenger yet.

Given the levels of power already on display on the Avengers roster, how will Captain Marvel compare to the likes of Thor or say, Doctor Strange? In an interview with Cinema Blend, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed how they handled Carol Danvers' cosmic powers in Avengers: Endgame.

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"It's always a concern of ours about overpowering characters, because the reason that people relate to these characters is their humanity, and that they’re flawed," Joe Russo explained. "And the reason we love working so much with Captain America was that he was limited, and his heart was his superpower, you know? So we're all acutely aware of the dangers of having an overly powerful character. [But] we like sensitive storytelling, so… we found a thoughtful way through it."

"That's what kind of fires us up, I think, on a storytelling level, to be honest with you," Anthony continued. "Because when you do have powerful characters, you have to work that much harder to find their vulnerabilities and complexities. And Joe was mentioning on a storytelling level… and keep the stakes high! Because that’s where those characters are vulnerable. And actually, that makes for great drama, and you run in that direction."

Through Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Civil War and Infinity War, the brothers have proven that they are adept at cutting to the heart of Marvel's greatest heroes, and it seems they will once again do the same with Captain Marvel.

"As storytellers, that's been one of the most fun things we've had working with these characters is figuring out ways into them where they are vulnerable and they aren't all powerful."

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives April 26.

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