Marvel’s Infinity Saga Box Set Reveals Captain Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel Studios introduced Brie Larson as Captain Marvel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019, but there were plans to bring Carol Danvers to the big screen back in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans who follow reports may remember rumors of Captain Marvel appearing in Joss Whedon’s Avengers sequel. The rumors were true, but the plans changed before the film was released. Thanks to the special features included with the release of Marvel’s Infinity Saga box set, we now know that the scene of the new Avengers assembling at the end of the film was shot with a stand-in for the then uncast Captain Marvel. You can take a look at it below.
The stand-in was removed digitally. The studio created animations for Carol’s flight into the Avengers compound. The studio repurposed those animations for the Scarlet Witch’s big entrance.
“The way we reveal Scarlet Witch [in costume] at the end of the movie? Those were Captain Marvel plate shots,” Feige explained in an interview in 2015. “Joss said, ‘We’ll cast her later!’ And I said, ‘Yeah Joss, we’ll cast her later.’ [Whispers to an invisible associate who isn’t Joss] ‘We’re not putting her in there!’ Finally Joss was like ‘Let’s use those plates to let Scarlet Witch fly into frame, give her a big entrance?’ And that makes sense – she’s come to their side, and she deserves the cool intro, which will feed into another movie we start shooting in a few weeks,” that film being Captain America: Civil War.