Exclusive: Brie Larson Will Lead The Avengers In Kang Dynasty
According to our inside sources, Brie Larson has been tapped to lead the Avengers when they lock horns with Jonathan Majors in the Kang Dynasty.
Anthony Mackie may be the new Captain America, but apparently it will be another captain taking the reins of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the next Avengers flick. Our trusted and proven sources have informed us that it will be Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, leading the eponymous team when Avengers: The Kang Dynasty hits theaters in the summer of 2025.
You could certainly make the argument that the decision makes sense. After all judging by what we saw 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, unless Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff returns to the land of the living, Danvers is the most powerful surviving Avenger. With the stakes no doubt raised, Brie Larson could be the only choice to lead the Avengers in Kang Dynasty.
Regardless of whether or not it makes sense, this news could make some Marvel fans very angry. With Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson taking over the mantle of Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and leading his own film in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order, there was likely plenty of folks expecting he would be the next hero to lead the team. But considering the review bombing toxic fans engaged in for 2019’s Captain Marvel, Brie Larson is probably more than prepared for any fan backlash she gets from Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Interestingly enough, Brie Larson’s signature hero played a significant if kind of bizarre role in the comic book version of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Going by the codename Warbird during that time, Danvers has a connection to the Scarlet Centurion — a character who in past stories was her lover, died, and then was somehow reborn through her. We said it was bizarre and we meant it.
Of course, it’s likely Brie Larson won’t have to deal with that kind of nonsense in the MCU version of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. While it may carry the same title as the source material, past MCU projects named after comic book stories have often had little to do with the actual comics. For example, the Age of Ultron comic book event begins with a post-apocalyptic world ruled by Ultron and mostly involves time travel.
Likewise, even though there was an actual comic book event called Infinity War, the film is much closer to the events of its predecessor Infinity Gauntlet. In fact in the Infinity War comic, Thanos is actually working on the side of the good guys for most of it.
Before Brie Larsen appears in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, we’ll be seeing her again next year in The Marvels. It will be the first time since Endgame we’ll be getting her for more than a cameo. She was in post-credits scenes for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Ms. Marvel, but The Marvels will be the first time we’ve seen more than a few moments of the character in four years.