Nate Moore, VP of Marvel Studios, talks about if Captain Marvel is more powerful than the Eternals. Brie Larson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero was launched in her own 2019 film and rapidly rose to become one of the Avengers’ most powerful members.
The next MCU film, Eternals, directed by ChloÃ© Zhao, is set to hit theatres on November 5th. Fans have been compelled to compare superhero teams’ relative power levels for as long as they have existed, pitting them against each other in hypothetical fights to see who would win.
Captain Marvel’s backstory revealed the Tesseract (a.k.a. the Space Stone) as the direct source of her powers, directly distinguishing her as a force to be reckoned with when she entered the MCU. As discussions over whether she could end up single-handedly beating Thanos in Endgame raged on, Larson’s superhero ended up becoming a new MCU benchmark against which all future additions could be measured.
Producer Moore was asked to compare Angelina Jolie’s Thena to Captain Marvel at a press visit to the Eternals set attended by SR, and he admitted that it’s a difficult task for any warrior. He described the fighter Eternal as Captain America with cosmic abilities, so she shouldn’t be written off right away.
But the producers didn’t want the characters to be too godlike. Even the totally human members of the Avengers would undoubtedly be able to hold their own. “I mean, when Captain Marvel goes binary, that is tough, but it would be as if Captain America;– who I would argue is probably the best physical fighter–; was powered by cosmic weapons, like, she’s going to be a problem, but again, Captain Marvel going binary, that’s tough.”
“But we don’t necessarily have a ranking system.”
He continued, “I mean, look, they’re obviously stronger than humans. I think you look at our amazing heroes, like Hawkeye and Black Widow wouldnât have a problem. We didn’t want them to be too godlike because I do think you run the risk of them being less relatable.”
Because the Eternals were created by the Celestials; mysterious creatures that have primarily existed on the films’ peripheral so far; fans have reason to wonder where they fit into the MCU’s power rankings.
The superhero team was dispatched to Earth to guard humanity against their counterparts, the Deviants; and were given stringent orders not to assist in battles that were not within their scope; – regulations so strict that they did not participate in Thanos’ battle. With that problem mentioned directly in the Eternals teaser; fans are understandably speculating if they might have changed the outcome in Avengers: Infinity War; and if they will become more involved in the MCU’s future.