How Captain Marvel’s Superpowers Stack Up To The Rest Of The Avengers

Captain Marvel powers

After appearing in her own feature film, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) will be joining forces with the rest of the Avengers to (hopefully) stick it to ultimate cruel guy and overall jerk Thanos.

But before then, we need to suss out exactly what powers Captain Marvel can yield in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. The movie hits cinemas Australia-wide on March 7th so it’s all very much a guessing game but we also have a few clues to go off, so let’s see how her powers (at least the ones we know) stack up against the rest of the crew by breaking down her stats.


Height: Irrelevant
Weight: Irrelevant
Confirmed superpowers: Superhuman strength; energy blasts; ability to fly.

Alright now that you’ve got the super important stats of Captain Marvel, let’s break it down, shall we?

Not only can our girl fly as both a superhero and a human (she is a former fighter pilot after all), Captain Marvel can also whip out some hectic energy blasts. That’s bloody dangerous given that she can throw those blows right back into her assailant’s face – people should be quaking in their boots in my opinion.

And while she may not be able to mutate into a certain green monster *cough* Hulk *cough*, why would she need to when she already has superhuman strength? It just proves that you can still be the size of a regular person and still pack as much of a punch.

Now we know Captain America is equipped a stack of superpowers, but Captain Marvel has the courage to punch a villain square in the head, despite said villain being disguised as a friendly old lady.

As for Iron Man, let me ask you this: can Captain Marvel fly without a suit? Yah. Can Iron Man? Nah, but he does have a wicked sense of humour so we love him regardless, actual superpowers or not.

It’ll also be interesting to see if Captain Marvel is worthy enough to pick up Thor‘s hammer. We get that it’s damn-near impossible to pull off but if we have some faith that Brie Larson can get the job done. Larson herself told The Sydney Morning Herald, “In the end I could lift 225 pounds [102 kilos] and push a jeep up a hill…I had no idea my body could do those things, so it was an empowering journey.” Mate, if you can push a jeep, surely you can lift a hammer? Although I mean, asking Thor for his hammer would be a slightly touchy subject given that…well…if you’ve seen Ragnarok or Avengers: Infinity War, you’d know.

Now, here’s where the curiosity sets in. For those of you who have set your peepers on the end credits of the last Avengers flick, you may have noticed that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) whipped out an actual pager to contact Captain Marvel. Weird, considering Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is set in the ’90s while the shenanigans in the Avengers takes place in present-day.

So, how can a run-of-the-mill pager contact someone who’s supposedly still living her life, punching old aliens on trains back in 1995?

We know it’s still all speculation as it stands and no one will know until March 7th just how Captain Marvel plans on joining the Avengers, but if there’s even the slightest chance that the newest Avenger can pop up in present-day to kick some ass, oh mercy – she’s bound to be one of the most powerful superheroes to ever be produced in the Marvel universe.

We’ll just have to wait and see how many of the Marvel-verse mysteries are solved when Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel hits Aussie cinemas on March 7th.