Devin over at Bad Ass Digest, who has been talking about the possibility of Captain Marvel appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron (as she was included in earlier drafts) for some time now, was able to talk to Kevin Feige about just how close she came to actually making it in the film.

We knew we’d come close to seeing Carol make her big screen debut, what we didn’t realize was just how close we’d gotten.

Spoiler Warning! There are details below about another character in Avengers: Age of Ultron that you may not want to know ahead of seeing the movie.

Here’s what Kevin had to say when it came to deciding to hold off a while longer on bringing Carol to the big screen:

[Captain Marvel] was in a draft. But to me, it would have done that character a disservice, to meet her fully formed, in a costume and part of the Avengers already when 99% of the audience would go, ‘Who is that?’ It’s just not the way we’ve done it before.

Thanos is the good ‘Who’s that,’ because he’s clearly a bad guy, for comic fans he represents a specific storyline, you can get the buzz started from fans to non-fans with that cameo – as opposed to a title character, who deserves their own story. Even Black Widow you don’t meet in the last two seconds of Iron Man 2 wearing her costume – you evolve that going forward.

The way we reveal Scarlet Witch [in costume] at the end of the movie? Those were Captain Marvel plate shots. Joss said, ‘We’ll cast her later!’ And I said, ‘Yeah Joss, we’ll cast her later.’ [Whispers to an invisible associate who isn’t Joss] ‘We’re not putting her in there!’

Finally Joss was like ‘Let’s use those plates to let Scarlet Witch fly into frame, give her a big entrance?’ And that makes sense – she’s come to their side, and she deserves the cool intro, which will feed into another movie we start shooting in a few weeks.

As Devin pointed out, that final line almost seems like he’s confirming Scarlet Witch will appear in Captain America: Civil War.

Although Captain Marvel isn’t set to be released until November 2, 2018, I’d expect we’ll see an actress cast in the role by the end of the year as they’ll more than likely try and find another way to slowly introduce her into the MCU before her movie begins filming sometime in 2017.

Also worth mentioning another time, the Captain Marvel movie landed writers yesterday.

Source: Bad Ass Digest.