She called the original ending "jarring."
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The world is caught in-between a galactical war in Captain Marvel, the blockbuster film that follows the debut of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) saving Earth from an invading alien race. The latest hero-driven movie, which boasts a $455 million opening weekend, has been in theaters for just seven days but it's already going down in Marvel history as one of their most action-packed silver screen ambitions to date. Rave reviews have already started pouring in, as well as fan theories and easter eggs, but Captain Marvel was almost given a completely different ending.
Currently, Captain Marvel ends with Danvers helping to find a new home for the Skrulls, which isn't that off base with the original Marvel Universe because in they were previously portrayed as a more peaceful race who just didn't want to be bothered. Anyhow, Danvers gives Fury a pager device that he's only allowed to use during desperate measures, and then she gives her goodbyes before flying off with Talos.
Fans seem satisfied with that ending, but Captain Marvel editor Debbie Berman revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the conclusion on the big screen wasn't how it originally was supposed to go down. Berman told ET that she was the one who recommended the alternate ending which is what we see today.
"I did actually suggest some tweaks to the ending of this film," Berman said. "It used to end with Carol flying off into space alone, and I found that a bit jarring. Like, where exactly was she going? And what was she doing? It felt like we needed a stronger visual to assert a more specific justification for her leaving and disappearing for so many years. So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for her, and they all fly off together. It gave her more of a sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she left her newfound life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a more specific mission. It gave more resonance and closure to her final moment in the film."