Avengers: Why Captain Marvel Has on More Make-Up in Endgame Than Her Solo Film
What’s going on with the make-up? That is the thing that fans wanted to know after the second trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which at last included Captain Marvel into the hyper blend of superheroes. Many saw that in her solo outing, which was coordinated by a man and a woman, Carol Danvers didn’t wear much make-up, yet in Endgame, which is coordinated by two men, she was glammed up. Questions emerged with respect to the perspectives of the different directors.
At the junket for Avengers: Endgame, one of those directors, Joe Russo, gave io9 his clarification. Russo said he and his brother Anthony offer suggestions to actors but the actors largely settle on individual character looks themselves. For instance, the Russos may recommend to Chris Evans that he grow a facial hair however Evans chooses how huge that beard is. Or on the other hand they recommend to Scarlett Johansson that Black Widow have another haircut since time has passed, and Johansson settles on the style of the haircut. “We empower them to have control over their characters because they need to be comfortable playing those characters,” Russo said. And the same can be said for Carol Danvers’ look in Endgame.
“This was Brie’s first time playing the character ever,” Russo continued. “First day on set as the character ever. And those are the choices that she and her hair and makeup team made. I think as it approached the [Captain Marvel solo] film, [when] she started to think more about the character, she made other creative choices. But everyone should be given the right to have the freedom to make whatever creative choices they want to make. And those are the ones that she made that day with us.”
At the Endgame public interview, Larson affirmed the Avengers spin-off did, truth be told, film before Captain Marvel. She hadn’t seen a full script for either,and consequently perhaps didn’t exactly have a full handle on Carol Danvers at this time.
“[Endgame] will always be personally dear to me because it was my first time playing Captain Marvel,” Larson said. “We shot this first, so I had to stumble and figure out who this character was with no script for this and no script for Captain Marvel, and perform for the first time in front of legends.”
The writers of Endgame, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, clarified how the entire circumstance of cwriting Captain Marvel for Endgame was slightly challenging. “It was fun, [but] it was odd in that not only is she in that movie but that movie is 20 years earlier,” Markus told io9. “You’re like ‘Okay. Are we factoring in 20 years of experiences and changes to the character? Are we treating her just like the person in that movie?’ [There were] a lot of weird little factors.”
Fortunately, McFeely clarified that Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were on set when recording with Larson’s Captain Marvel began. “They watched their character start with someone else and we certainly got their blessing,” he said.