Warning: There are potential spoilers ahead for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ever since Marvel revealed everything was leading to Avengers: Infinity War and its still untitled sequel, everyone has put forth their own theories about which characters will make it out alive. But win, lose, or Thanos, we know at least one MCU mainstay is heading out the door. Chris Evans said he is done with the Marvel movies after Avengers 4, which will leave a pretty big void to fill. On today’s Nerdist News, we’re making the case for Captain Marvel to step up as the new Captain America in phase four and beyond.
Join host and suspected Kree infiltrator, Jessica Chobot, as she runs down the potential replacement Caps. It seems pretty likely that Bucky Barnes a.k.a. the White Wolf is being positioned to take up the Captain America mantle if Steve Rogers relinquishes the role or perishes in battle. However, Bucky’s past as the Winter Soldier means he can’t be the moral center of the MCU in the same way Steve was. Tony Stark is also disqualified for similar reasons. But Carol Danvers is not only an ideal candidate, it seems as if the creators are already lining her up to take center stage.
In a recent interview with Coming Soon, the screenwriters of Infinity War touted Captain Marvel’s incredible powers and her moral clarity. They even said she is “the closest to Captain America.” Carol and Steve may even share the whole person out of time origin if she skips two decades or she is stuck out in space until she returns to the present day Earth. With Brie Larson presumably under a multi-film contract, there should also be ample opportunity to expand and develop her character just as the Captain America sequels did for Steve.
What do you think about Captain Marvel potentially filling the void left by Captain America? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!