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Captain Marvel stunt double shows off electric fight concept, wows fans

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Aug 19, 2020, 11:13 PM EDT (Updated)

We're still a long ways off from Captain Marvel 2 hitting our screens, but that doesn't mean there isn't still stuff for fans to get excited about from the first film — even now, more than a year after Captain Marvel's release date. 

And that's especially true thanks to Joanna Bennett (Wonder Woman, Avengers: Endgame), a stunt woman who worked on the first movie and served as Brie Larson's double for the role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. 

Bennett recently posted footage of her in a "fight concept" shot and edited by fellow Captain Marvel stuntperson Walter Garcia. As you can see below, it shows her stepping into the superpowered superhero's shoes as she performs an entire sequence that shows off how the character might handle a hand-to-hand combat situation, while still making use of her (impressively animated) powers. 

The footage is much different than some of the fight sequences that made it into the eventual film, with Carol leaning a bit more on her powers than directly engaging in direct fights with others. But you do get a sense of what's to come, especially as seen in one of the more memorable fight scenes from the Marvel movie, which saw Carol's fight moves set to No Doubt's "Just A Girl." 

Despite the differences, fans (including some famous ones) of the character were still excited by what they saw, with some even tweeting that they'd like to see more of this from Carol when she returns in her second outing, this one directed by Nia DaCosta (Candyman) and written by Megan McDonnell (WandaVision). Of course, that's not the only thing fans would like to see in the sequel, with some even floating the idea of Thor: Love and Thunder's Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) possibly becoming Carol's girlfriend in future instalments featuring the characters. 

Granted, there's no news as of yet about the plot of the second Captain Marvel movie, just that it will be set after Avengers: Endgame, with Larson's character possibly dealing with the events that took place in the film. 

Speculation aside, many of the reactions to the video lauded Bennett's skills in the role, as well as the effortless ease with which she executed her moves. 

And that wasn't the only reaction people had to the video, with a few fans even pointing to the skill and artistry on display to highlight the lack of an Oscar category for stunt performers, many of whom risk their lives in pursuit of their craft. 

Captain Marvel and Brie Larson aren't the first superhero and performer duo that Bennett has gotten to perform stunts for. She's also acted as a double for Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's Karen Gillan (Nebula). 

Captain Marvel 2 is still scheduled to fly into theaters July 8, 2022.


Credit: SYFY WIRE

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