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More news is streaming out of SDCC, with the co-director of The Avengers: Infinity War confirming that Captain Marvel will NOT appear in the 2018 movie (leaving open the possibility that the heroine could make an appearance in the fourth and final chapter in the Avengers opening salvo).

It’s not as if the movie has a dearth of characters, of course. Everyone and their mothers is going to be in it. And given that the character, who will be portrayed by Brie Larson when the movie is released in 2019, has not yet had its premiere in the MCU, it is not necessarily surprising or meaningful that she is not ready quite yet for the big time. Sure, Peter Parker made his debut out of turn, but that was in a Captain America movie, to be precise about it.

There are, of course, two films that will appear between the next two Avengers movies (the first of which has wrapped and the second of which starts in just two weeks, as per co-director Joe Russo). They are Ant-Man and the Wasp as well as Captain Marvel. Given that both involve the so-called “Quantum realm,” there is the possibility that spillover will lead to greater things for the heroine down the line.

Indeed, at Comic Con we also learned more details about her own movie, which will apparently be set in the 1990s, feature a younger Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) before he lost his eye, and show us The Skrulls as villains for the first time.

But Russo also said that he wanted to make the two next Avengers sequels, one of which is a direct continuation of the other, different in tone and style. This leaves even more room, if you ask me, to see Brie show up in the second film.

Let us know if you’d like to see Captain Marvel in Avengers 4, or if you think enough is enough when it comes to cast-size.



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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, the pseudonym of a New York City-based writer, is a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online and has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age. JDB has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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