Yea I'm glad she was used sparingly in Endgame as well.
Am I the only though who feels that they should have just SURPRISED us and had her shown in Endgame from out of nowhere, and THEN have had her solo film come out in the summer?
After seeing her in Endgame and what little part she played in it, I'm still trying to figure out why they didn't just release her solo movie AFTER Endgame? In fact, her origin story takes place mainly in the early/mid-90's so it's not even like her story would have overlapped with the other prior Marvel films.
Black Panther and Spider-Man were all introduced in previous films BEFORE they got their own solo movies. And honestly, I think it works better that way. That way the audience is curious about the "origin" of this new character that just pops up onto the screen.
Idk why they didn't do that with Captain Marvel honestly. I think ppl would have been even MORE excited to see her origin story movie, AND I think it would have successfully closed out the IronMan phase, and introduced the new phase with her film.
Idk...maybe I'm overthinking it a bit, but I just feel like Marvel dropped the ball w/this one.
If her origin was still set in the 90s it wouldn't make much of a difference to me considering the casting of Larson happened quite a few years ago.
I do like it when they introduce characters in other movies though and give them spinoffs from that because I feel it builds the world better. Spider-Man made sense being introduced in Civil War because we all already know his origin and as for Black Panther, it gave him a reason to be interacting with the Avengers in the first place considering the Black Panther wasn't very well known to the wider world since Wakanda was under wraps.
All that being said, I don't mind them introducing characters either of the two ways, so I'm fine with Captain Marvel getting her film before Endgame.
That would likely have felt a bit too much like a deus ex machina cop-out on the part of the Russos. The Avengers are in dire straits, facing their most powerful enemy, all looks to be lost-- surprise, here comes some cosmically-powered being out of nowhere to save the day. It would have been impossible to work her into the film without having previously introduced her.