Warning: Spoilers for Captain Marvel are below
We all knew that Captain Marvel ( Brie Larson ) would join the Avengers in Endgame [1
However, in an interview with ET, Captain Marvel Editor Debbie Berman (who also worked on Spider-Man: Homecoming and  Nero Panther ) revealed how the film ended before she suggested some important changes:
I remember reading of your work on Black Panther and how you offered input on the final scene, where T & # 39; Challa and Shuri travel to Oakland. Are there scenes similar to you in Captain Marvel, where you offered inputs that shaped or changed things crucially?
Actually I suggested some changes at the end of this film. He used to end up with Carol flying in space alone, and I found it a bit jarring. How exactly was he going? And what was she doing? It seemed that we needed a stronger view to affirm a more specific justification for his departure and disappearance for so many years. So we added Talos and his family in their spaceship waiting for them, and they all fly away together. It gave her more sense of purpose and made it easier to believe that she had left her new life on Earth because she was with a friend we knew she cared about, and for a more specific mission. He gave more resonance and closure at his last moment in the film.
This was a good call, because Carol connected with Maria and Monica and then she just launched into space less. Also, as far as Berman is concerned, it really wouldn't have made any sense. Where was he going? Why has it stayed so long? And then smash-cut on "Celebrity Skin" … nah.
Fortunately, Berman was there to fix everything – the whole interview is really great and I highly recommend reading the whole thing. She shares many insights, including this gem:
I remember when I met the sentence in which she said "My name is Carol" and there was a recovery in which a tear runs down her cheek. I had a lot of other shots of that line where she just said stoically and attractively. And I was drawn to those other scenes because that's what I'm used to seeing – and in a way, I was programmed to feel that someone who is strong and emotionless is the right game. And they were really great performances and you could feel his power. But then I thought, I never saw a superhero cry while saying its culmination of lines, and honestly, if I had lived everything he had just experienced, no matter how strong I felt at that moment, I think I would have had a multitude of emotional experiences simultaneously.
So I went with the "soccer tear". And again, I expected pushback [on] and was again surprised and happy that everyone loved it. It is one of the most powerful moments in the film. It's something new and unexpected, and Brie really brought the performance to that moment, and I embraced it as something that seemed real to me.