With an astonishing opening weekend under its belt and no foreseeable signs of slowing down, Captain Marvel is wowing audiences left and right. We’ve now learned how the film was originally supposed to end with the help of an interview of editor Debbie Berman thanks to Entertainment Tonight.
Before you read on, be warned there are SPOILERS BELOW.
This isn’t Debbie Berman’s first time in the MCU rodeo. The editor also did Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther before Captain Marvel. While talking to ET about what it was like to work on the film, she dropped a little knowledge about how the original film was supposed to end and how she helped change it:
“I did actually suggest some tweaks to the ending of this film. It used to end with Carol flying off into space alone, and I found that a bit jarring. Like, where exactly was she going? And what was she doing? It felt like we needed a stronger visual to assert a more specific justification for her leaving and disappearing for so many years. So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for her, and they all fly off together. It gave her more of a sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she left her newfound life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a more specific mission. It gave more resonance and closure to her final moment in the film.”
I personally like this new ending compared to what was originally planned. Seeing Carol fly off with Talos and his family gives a much greater sense of hope versus just her leaving on her own.
What do you think of this ending change? Let us know what you think in the comments!