Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26

By Ale Russian
April 10, 2019 12:54 PM

There’s a reason why Captain Marvel has a different look in Avengers: Endgame than she did in last month’s record-breaking solo adventure.

The first footage of Brie Larson in Avengers: Endgame finally came last month after the star’s standalone movie Captain Marvel opened in theaters. And there was one obvious difference: she’s wearing a whole lot more makeup.

Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained that the change in her character’s look came from Larson herself, although audiences have it backwards.

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“This was Brie’s first time playing the character,” Joe Russo told Slash Film. “She [filmed Avengers: Endgame] before she filmed Captain Marvel, and I think she was experimenting with what the character was. And those were the choices that she and her hair and makeup team had made.”

Brie Larson in Captain Marvel (left) and Avengers: Endgame (right)
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He continued, “And I think as she started to gain a deeper understanding of the character, especially as she approached her own movie, she started to make different choices. And as an artist, she should be afforded that right to make whatever choice that she wants to make.”

The Russo brothers went on to explain that every character’s look is actually up to the actors themselves. Other than outlining what they need in terms of the character, Joe says they hold back when it comes to actually executing the look.

“We give all the actors ownership over there,” he said, including Scarlett Johansson’s change to a platinum bob cut in Endgame.

Scarlett Johansson in Endgame
Marvel Studios

“Every hairstyle that Scarlet Johansson has had and every movie that we’ve done has come from Scarlet Johansson,” Joe added.

Endgame follows the remaining Avengers as they try to reverse the outcome of last year’s Infinity War when Thanos snapped away half the world’s population. Except this time they have the help of Larson and Captain Marvel, who was still away protecting other planets during the events of the last movie.

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26.