Last year, fans cheered in movie theaters everywhere as Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) kicked a whole lot of Kree butt during the climax of Captain Marvel. After discovering her true cosmic power, she cuts loose on board Mar-Vell’s space station against her foes. Her former alien companions truly learn to regret the day they ever heard the name “Vers.” Now, a behind-the-scenes video of how that moment came to be has been released on Instagram.
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Oner, fight, & wire concepts. All shot and edited by Walter Garcia 🙌Working on a reel edit and forgot how much we did in this first week or two. Shoutout to some of my favorites @isaac407 and @colinfollenweider for having the best timing and reactions. They are so talented, and made my job easy. And of course @bagorigs Joey Dickey at @2to1_rigging_inc killing it with the rigging! If you look closely you’ll see one of our coordinators @stuntsurfer jumping in to help. We had fun. Thanks @jeffhabb and Jim Churchman for the opportunity. Miss you all! - - - #captainmarvel #stuntdouble #enso #2to1rigging #brielarson #marvel #bts #marvelstudios
The video demonstrates how one of the earliest and most fully realized parts of the film is that big climactic fight sequence. Stuntwoman Joanna Bennett recently shared this rehearsal of the big fight scene via her Instagram. And you can see just how much time—and how much extensive wire work—went into making one of the most satisfying moments to watch in the entire film.
One of the most in-demand stunt women in the business, Bennett’s very long list of credits features work in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DCEU. Along with her stunt double work in Captain Marvel, her resume includes Wonder Woman, Justice League, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame, Aquaman, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and most recently, the CW’s Stargirl. We think with a resume like this, she qualifies for membership on pretty much any superhero team known to exist.
After watching that brief video, we certainly hope that Marvel Studios asks Joanna Bennett back for the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel. With the character’s full potential now unleashed, we want to see a whole movie where Carol Danvers gets to lay waste to alien bad guys. We got a hint of “Carol Unleashed” in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re dying to see an entire film of that. Hopefully, our patience will be rewarded soon.
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