While fans are still reeling from the plethora of spoilers hidden in this week’s newly released trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Comics just released riveting news that might affect the future of one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s leading actresses.
The woman in question, Brie Larson, has sustained a heavy blow from moviegoers for her portrayal of Carol Danvers, otherwise known as Captain Marvel in the MCU. With her role seemingly hanging by a thread at times, the news that Marvel Comics is shelving Carol Danvers indefinitely just leads to more buzz that the Academy Award-winning actress’ time as the Warbird may soon be coming to an end.
However, while The Marvels is already pretty stacked with some of the MCU’s most powerful beings, the forthcoming “Captain Marvel #38” from Marvel Comics will introduce Carol Danvers’ replacement after the female superhero goes missing. When Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel debuted in 2019 shortly before the Infinity Saga conclusion, Avengers: Endgame (2019), it drew criticism of its leading star, Brie Larson. Over time, the controversy over Larson’s casting has never truly waned with a portion of the Marvel fandom slamming the Oscar-winner’s portrayal of one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful superheroes.
Fans of Kevin Feige’s MCU will have seen in vivid detail just what superpowers Carol Danvers has as Captain Marvel. Danvers tapped into her Binary powers at the end of Captain Marvel after breaking free from the control of the Supreme Intelligence (Annette Bening). The Marvel hero also uses her true potential when battling Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the Russo Brothers‘ Avengers: Infinity War (2018) sequel, Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Now, in a new story arc in the ongoing Marvel Comics “Captain Marvel” series, a new character will replace Carol Danvers after she goes missing. Who? Binary. And not Danvers’ Binary, someone completely different. “The Last of the Marvels” storyline will be seen this May in “Captain Marvel #38”. The series is written by Kelly Thompson with cover art by RD Silva and penciled by Julius Ohta. Russel Dauterman designed this modern new look for Binary.
Thompson and Dauterman recently spoke to Comic Book Movie about the next chapter for Carol Danvers and Binary. Thompson said: I’m really excited for this wild new arc for Carol and Binary — it’s called “Trials” — and lemme tell you, these ladies are going through it. Carol Danvers’ time as Binary was one of her most fascinating – and also one of her best and most powerful looks. And while Carol sometimes taps into that power – it’s a name and look that’s been just sitting on the shelf, unused – so we thought, why not have both? There’s no reason we can’t have Captain Marvel and also Binary.”