The debate of who is the strongest Avenger has been going on for some time now and MCU fans have been majorly inclined towards choosing Wanda Maximoff. During her one-on-one fight with Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, she was the only one who could overpower the Titan. He was so helpless that he had to rain fire, even sacrificing his troops in the process. While that obviously answers who the strongest Avenger is, Brie Larson is of the opinion that her Captain Marvel deserves the title.
Brie Larson thinks Thanos “cheated” while fighting her
In Endgame, when Thanos got his hands on the Infinity Gauntlet yet again, many of the heroes tried to stop him, including Captain Marvel. She tried to remove the gauntlet from his arm and stop him from using it. She persevered against his beating but when he removed an Infinity stone from the gauntlet and punched her with it in his left hand, she was defeated. And that is why Larson is of the opinion that had Thanos not cheated, she would have eventually overpowered him.
“I mean, obviously I think I’m the strongest one ‘cause that’s [laughs] I’m just gonna keep starting that rumour. Why is it, Captain Marvel? I don’t know, I didn’t write it. This is just how it is. These are just facts. I don’t make up these facts,” Brie Larson said jokingly in a chat with @valcarol.
“I think Thanos cheated,” she added. “I mean, listen, it’s such a fun game to play. I love the question ‘cause, you know, I obviously have a tongue and cheek thing with Chris Hemsworth about it because he’s very set that he’s the strongest one, so it’s all fun. I honestly think it’s whoever character you love is the strongest, but I’m biased so I’m gonna say it’s me.”
We already know who the strongest Avenger is
While it is obvious that Brie Larson said the above statement in good spirit and wasn’t being serious about it, as hardcore MCU fans we would like to remind everyone (and Larson) that Wanda can warp reality itself. In the initial episodes of WandaVision, we saw Monica Rambeau repeat what we already know– how Wanda overpowered Thanos earlier.
Whether or not she could have trumped Thanos is nothing compared to the feats she has accomplished today– mind-wiping an entire town, creating a fake reality, creating a new Vision, her kids, and whatnot. If Agatha Harkness’ recent discovery that Wanda is the Scarlet Witch is on the point then she is not merely powerful, she is very dangerous as well.
Captain Marvel 2 is currently scheduled to release in November next year. But Brie Larson has confirmed that they are yet to begin shooting for the film and will only start once the pandemic recedes enough to have a safe shooting atmosphere.