Avengers: infinity war sets up captain marvel and the future of the avengers

“Captain Marvel” will be set well before the “Avengers” movies, but don’t think that means it won’t tie closely with “Endgame”

Mar-Vell — art by Jyên Starlin

There isn’t a ton of known information about what will happen in the movie version of Captain Marvel’s story — Marvel has kept details tightly wrapped — but we do know some key items. The film is a prequel that takes place in the 1990s và will center on human Carol Danvers, who will be played by Brie Larson, as Danvers becomes Captain Marvel. Danvers will be mentored by the alien Mar-Vell (believed to be the role Jude Law is playing). Nichồng Fury will appear. And the plot concern the Skrulls, a race of powerful, shape-shifting aliens with green skin, wrinkly chins, pointed ears, & an interstellar empire.

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We got our first look at the fliông chồng in action, thanks lớn the trailer that Marvel dropped on back in September, & even more in the just-dropped second trailer, but they’re still clearly keeping their h& cđại bại to lớn the vest because it’s pretty light on plot details & doesn’t appear lớn contain anything that would provide much in the way of insight inlớn how “Captain Marvel” will phối up “Avengers 4.”

But there is one small detail that does nod khổng lồ the ending of “Infinity War” — a shot of Nick Fury’s pager that he uses in the post-credits stinger, but before it gets outfitted with all that cool extra tech that allows hyên to lớn liên hệ Captain Marvel. But that’s really the only liên kết that we got from the first trailer.

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The big thing, for us, that we took away from that second trailer was a brief appearance by Annette Bening’s as-yet-unrevealed Kree character. We have sầu a guess about who that character is — Phyla-Vell, one of the crazier cosmic characters in Marvel lore. But we don’t know what that might mean for the story yet. We’ll speculate a little more below.

In the comics, Carol Danvers wasn’t the original Captain Marvel. Instead, it was Mar-Vell, a Kree warrior và anh hùng among mỏi his people. The Kree are the blue-skinned people we saw in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” including Ronan (Lee Pace), who will also have a role to play in “Captain Marvel” since it takes place well before he died.

Mar-Vell was part of a white-skinned subspecies aao ước the blue-skinned Kree, so he could blover in on Earth. As such, he was sent khổng lồ Earth to lớn observe humanity’s progress & assess if they are a threat khổng lồ the Kree. But while he was there, Mar-Vell engaged in some super-heroics, causing humans to lớn misinterpret his name và dub hyên “Captain Marvel.”

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Carol was an Air Force pilot tasked with investigating Mar-Vell, but befriended and later fell in love with him. During a battle with Mar-Vell’s enemy, Yon-Rogg, Carol was caught in the explosion of a Kree device that infused her DNA with Kree DNA. That gave sầu her a number of special powers like what Mar-Vell has, including flight, strength, durability & the ability to absorb energy.

As for the Skrulls, in the comics they’re frequently at war with the Kree, as the two alien cultures have sầu similarly powerful, similarly expansive sầu interstellar empires.

Notably, neither Captain Marvel nor Mar-Vell are involved in the comics story that most closely resembles the plot of “Infinity War”: A six-issue 1991 miniseries called “Infinity Gauntlet.” But looking through the comics (Thanks, Marvel Unlimited!) beyond the “Infinity Guantlet” storyline, there are several concepts that could easily connect Captain Marvel lớn the action.

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First, Thanos & Mar-Vell have sầu a ton of history in the comics. Mar-Vell was enlisted lớn stop Thanos’ nihilistic plans in the comics, and was given the mantle of Protector of the Universe by a cosmic guardian entity called Eon. His capacity as Protector of the Universe allowed Mar-Vell lớn get a powerful artifact, the Cosmic Cube, away from Thanos after he used it lớn take over the universe. When Thanos briefly left his body toàn thân as a cosmic, astral projection, Mar-Vell used the opportunity to lớn nab the cube, return time to a point before Thanos took over, & destroy it.

The Cosmic Cube has a counterpart in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Tesseract, AKA the Space Infinity Stone (though it’s not an Infinity Stone in the comics).

Captain Marvel #33, art by Jyên Starlin

Second, Mar-Vell was also involved with Titan, a major location in the movie version of “Infinity War,” where he helped powerful beings known as the Eternals fight off the moon’s world computer, ISAAC, which was corrupted by Thanos.

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Mar-Vell eventually died of lung cancer on Titan, too — và in the comics, Thanos’ spirit appeared to lớn lead Mar-Vell lớn the afterlife. Carol later took over the mantle of Captain Marvel after originally calling herself Ms. Marvel.

All of this certainly sounds pretty relevant to lớn the aftermath of “Avengers: Infinity War.” It might even explain not only why Niông chồng Fury contacted Captain Marvel, but also why he hasn’t contacted her sooner. After all, “Infinity War” is definitely not the first world-threatening cataclysm the MCU’s Earth has faced.

Perhaps Mar-Vell was the reason that Thanos didn’t go after the Infinity Stones before the start of the MCU — specifically, Thanos may have had khổng lồ wait until after Mar-Vell’s death. And hanging out with Mar-Vell, Carol Danvers probably would have sầu heard about his exploits fighting Thanos, & she might know how khổng lồ giảm giá khuyến mãi with him.

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Annette Bening as Phyla-Vell, should that bit of speculation turn out to lớn be true, could also play inlớn Thanos beginning his crusade and/or Carol having the ability khổng lồ reverse his finger snap. Though it’s tough to guess exactly how, but we took a look at some of the possibilities here.

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It could be that Captain Marvel was lying dormant to lớn conserve sầu her power to lớn khuyến mãi with Thanos. Or maybe she’s been off Earth, looking for a means of dealing with him, and detailed a specific scenario that would warrant calling her bachồng home page — people fading to dust around the world for no apparent reason, which is what sparked Fury’s dibao tay điện thoại tư vấn, is certainly very specific.

There’s another aspect from the comics that could come inkhổng lồ play with Mar-Vell & Carol Danvers, and would dovetail with some of what was depicted in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” as well. That movie ends with Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, getting trapped in the strange alternate dimension the “Ant-Man” movies refer lớn as the “Quantum Realm.” There’s no direct parallel for that place in the comics, but there is a mention of something that looks và sounds awfully similar in the comics, which was brought to lớn our attention thanks to lớn an obscure superhero from the ’80s named Quasar.

In the Quasar stories, the character uses powerful objects called Quantum Bands lớn travel to lớn the “Quantum Zone,” which is a sort of side-dimension that allows Quasar khổng lồ quickly travel across the universe. He uses his bands khổng lồ create a passage into the Quantum Zone, & then from there, can pop out wherever he wants in the universe. Quasar’s not much of a part of the Marvel Comics world and so highly unlikely to lớn pop up in the MCU, but he was the Protector of the Universe after Mar-Vell — & it seems possible given the cài đặt of the Quantum Realm và Mar-Vell’s role in “Captain Marvel” that some of Quasar’s abilities could be part of Carol’s giảm giá khuyến mãi.

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In fact, if Carol got the Quantum Bands or some other version of Quasar’s ability to pop inlớn the Quantum Realm, it would give her a way to travel the universe, and maybe even through time. That would match up with some set photos from “Avengers 4” and a hint from “Ant-Man & the Wasp” that suggest time travel could be part of the way the heroes try to take on Thanos in the second half of his story. It would make a lot of sense that the “Ant-Man” movies mix up the Quantum Realm, with “Captain Marvel” giving Carol a way lớn make use of it, just in time for “Avengers 4.”

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On top of all that, we found another little detail that we think could be very important, involving the Soul Stone. The Soul Stone’s appearance in “Infinity War” was very unusual for the MCU because it was completely out of left field — its location was never before hinted at, & we never saw its effects hidden in some other size, like we did with others lượt thích the Space Stone, Time Stone, Mind Stone, và Reality Stone.

The detail we found particularly intriguing is the planet on which it’s located, Vormir. In the comics, Vormir is a really, really obscure reference — it’s never actually been depicted on the page as far as we know, & the only thing it’s known for is being the trang chủ of lizard monster called the Star-Stalker that the Avengers battled in a handful of issues in the the early ’70s.

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The most compelling detail about Vormir itself is that it’s located in Kree space in the Large Magellanic Cloud — which would put it square in the part of space that is very relevant khổng lồ “Captain Marvel.”

Sort of tangentially interesting is the story of the Star-Stalker, from Avengers #124. The Star-Stalker spends most of that issue giving a lengthy monologue khổng lồ the Avengers explaining how it got lớn Earth, và its story involves a visit lớn a nameless prison planet where the Kree exile a bunch of pacifist political dissidents. The planet is described as “without sunlight, minerals or vegetation” — that sounds an awful lot lượt thích what we see of Vormir in the movie, which is a planet experiencing a permanent solar eclipse and very much has the vibe of a place that’s all s& and salternative text water.

Here’s a panel depicting this prison planet, for reference.


Those Kree dissidents, by the way, are known as the Priests of Pama, also a pretty obscure name in Marvel lore. It would make sense for the Soul Stone khổng lồ have sầu some accompanying priests, if Marvel Studquả táo wanted to lớn go there.

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This is all just speculation, of course — educated speculation, but still speculation because it’s probably going lớn be a while before we find out anything more concrete about how “Captain Marvel” fits inlớn this incredibly upsetting tale.

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Speaking of which, we have sầu some ideas about that — at least in regards khổng lồ how “Ant-Man & the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel” will impact the story being told between “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4,” as well as how some other plot threads from “Infinity War” will play out. Our “Captain Marvel” discussion you just read, but we’ve got plenty more. Clichồng here for our discussion of the whole Vision situation và whether he’s really dead. Cliông xã here for a closer examination of Doctor Strange’s actions in “Infinity War,” & how losing this fight might end up being the key lớn winning it later. And, finally, here’s our run-down on how the comic book version of these events played out.

The home video release of “Avengers: Infinity War” also introduced a lot of new information about the state of the MCU. Here’s everything we learned from the “Infinity War” director commentary, and why Red Skull is probably pretty happy about the Thanos situation. We also learned why Spider-Man lingered a bit after Thanos’ snap; that you don’t have sầu khổng lồ be “worthy” to lớn wield Thor’s new “Stormbreaker” axe; why Thanos didn’t go after the stones years ago; & why Thanos didn’t just double the universe’s resources.

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