Captain Marvel is already one of the more powerful heroes in the Marvel universe, but in an interview at Crystal + Lucy Awards Brie Larson gave some insight into just how powerful the character is in Marvel's Cinematic Universe (via
"It is but that stuff is my favorite part because that's where you find the character you know," Larson said. "For me, it's all about how far can I take myself to kind of reprogram my brain and reprogram my body to learn something new about myself, and so this has been an amazing challenge. She's so, so strong. She can move planets so to me it was like how far can I go with this strength."
In the comics, Captain Marvel has fluctuated between reasonably powerful to untold power levels during her Binary days, but these days she is definitely in the upper echelon. Her strength level is impressive just on its base, with a strength level of around 70 tons. Even without her Binary form that can increase substantially thanks to her powers of energy absorption, and what makes that even more deadly is just how varied that ability is.
Carol can absorb a variety of energy types, and that adds extra force to her attacks and general strength. So yes, in theory, if she absorbs enough energy she can pretty much do anything she wants, and evidently, in the MCU that means moving a planet.
That wasn't the only thing she talked about at the Crystal + Lucy awards either, as she also brought up the need for more female film critics as well as critics of color. You can read her full speech here.
The film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Mar-Vell).
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now. It will be followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.