Since it's almost inevitable that Thanos will be killed in Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson has offered her opinion on how Captain Marvel could pull it off. There has plenty of speculation as to how the Avengers will take down the Mad Titan - including a theory involving Ant-Man entering his butt and blowing him up from the inside out - and Larson definitely has an intriguing approach.
By the end of Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers (Larson) easily earns a spot among Earth's Mightiest Heroes (even though she's spent decades away from Earth). Solving the mystery of her past, defeating enemies, and forming new alliances, she's become one of the strongest super-powered characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that she'll be officially joining Team Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, Thanos should be concerned. However, as far as what Captain Marvel's plan might be to stop Thanos for good, Larson has a couple options - one that seems very on-brand with Captain Marvel, and one that is certainly... unexpected.
In a special segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in which the cast of Avengers: Endgame are asked various questions about the upcoming film, Larson is asked what Captain Marvel has up her sleeves when it comes to finishing off Thanos. Her first answer is a fake-out, saying that she'd simply use "compassion." When asked if she's being serious, she says, "No. I'm going to punch him into the sun."
Captain Marvel has already been hyped as the strongest member of the Avengers, so Larson's method of killing Thanos isn't exactly far-fetched. Before Captain Marvel had even gone into production, Kevin Feige made it clear that the character is the most powerful member of the Avengers. So, even if her actual method of defense in Avengers: Endgame doesn't exactly line up with what Larson said in the segment, it's still probably something that she's perfectly capable of pulling off.
As of now, it's tough knowing what to believe when it comes to the cast of Avengers: Endgame saying anything about the film. Given how tight-lipped they need to be, any information they give could either be a flat-out lie or possibly some variation of the truth revealed solely for the sake of misdirection - though maybe that's just wishful thinking. In the end, though it might be fitting for one of the original Avengers to take down Thanos, Captain Marvel would still probably be the best option.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019