What Captain Marvel tells us about Avengers: Endgame and beyond

What can Captain Marvel tell us about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? A lot, if you’re willing to read between the lines.

Here’s a look at what Marvel Studios’ most recent film suggests about Avengers: Endgame, the Captain Marvel sequel, and more.

1. Carol’s Endgame arrival: We already knew that Carol Danvers would join the fight in Endgame, but it was anyone’s guess exactly how much screen time she’d have and when she’d make her debut in the film.

Captain Marvel sheds light on this. Carol answers Nick Fury’s distress call and arrives at the Avengers Facility in a post-credits scene, which looks to be ripped right out of Endgame. In it, Captain America still has his beard from Infinity War, even though he’s clean-shaven in the Endgame trailers.

That means this scene must take place before nearly all of the events of Endgame, suggesting that Carol arrives in the opening minutes and is a central cast member rather than a deus ex machina. This also strongly supports the fan theory that Carol was digitally removed from the Endgame Super Bowl ad, and the fact that she arrives before Tony Stark probably means she’s not the one to rescue him. Thanks for the clues, Cap’s beard!

2. Everything’s riding on Carol and Scott: In Endgame, the Avengers must figure out how to reverse Thanos’ decimation of half the universe, but they also must be able to physically take him on despite missing 50 percent of their team.

Ant-Man and the Wasp teased a solution to the former problem, suggesting that Ant-Man will discover the ability to time travel while in the Quantum Realm. Now, Captain Marvel presents a solution to the latter problem. Not only does Carol become the strongest living Marvel character, but her powers are revealed to be connected to the Space Stone, one of the six Infinity Stones Thanos used to unleash destruction. This could mean she’ll be able to destroy this key weapon of his — in Infinity War, Scarlet Witch could briefly destroy the Mind Stone since it’s the source of her powers — rendering Thanos unable to assemble the full Infinity Gauntlet again.

3. Another prequel? Captain Marvel’s ending sets up another encounter with Ronan the Accuser, the Kree who fires missiles at Earth but whom Carol ultimately routs. In an ominous last scene, he says he’ll come back for her.

This line certainly seems

Source:: The Week – Entertainment

      

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