Regardless of being the ninth greatest earner within the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s historical past, in addition to the second highest-grossing origin story behind Black Panther, followers appeared to bitter nearly immediately on Captain Marvel as soon as it raced to over $1.1 billion on the field workplace. Of course, the backlash to Brie Larson had began lengthy earlier than then as a trolling marketing campaign was launched in an effort to sabotage the film, however the reception has hardly improved during the last two years.
Co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck did a good job with what was a useful and formulaic superhero blockbuster, one which ticked all the bins required of it however did not carry any sense of verve or originality to the proceedings, however hopes are increased for the upcoming sequel now that rising star Nia DaCosta has been tapped to take the reins.
Sadly, there’s nonetheless no signal of any official plot particulars – though there’s been a ton of rumors and hypothesis doing the rounds – however the newest fan concept claims that the X-Men’s Rogue may find yourself being launched because the villain of the pic. In spite of everything, the power-absorbing mutant has comedian e-book historical past with Carol Danvers courting again nearly 40 years, and of their first battle, Rogue ended up retaining Danvers’ talents for a really very long time.
As ScreenRant explains:
Rogue’s inclusion in Captain Marvel 2 may assist the film ship a robust and emotional arc for the MCU’s Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) within the sequel. It may very well be that the film’s tackle Rogue is a secondary antagonist. This feels extra probably than Rogue being the primary villain, particularly because it’s arduous to think about Marvel making a fan-favorite hero an evil character, to not point out Carol’s greatest risk. It could make extra sense for Rogue to be somebody who was manipulated by the primary antagonist into combating Carol. Or, she may very well be working for them out of loyalty, which isn’t in contrast to the circumstances behind Rogue’s debut in Avengers Annual #10. As a substitute of this mastermind behind Rogue’s battle with Captain Marvel being Mystique, it stands to purpose that Marvel will decide a extra highly effective villain who betters suits into Carol’s nook of the MCU. It may even be a personality of cosmic origins.
Not solely would Rogue add one other main feminine character into the MCU, however having her steal Captain Marvel‘s powers would create the chance to offer her a extra emotional and relatable story arc the place she turns into affected by the loss, one thing that many discovered the primary installment to be sorely missing when it got here to Larson’s comparatively one-dimensional and stoic efficiency. To not point out it might lay extra foundations for the upcoming debut of the X-Males.