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‘Captain Marvel’: A Turning Point In the Marvel Cinematic Universe

May 14, 20183 min read

Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead.

Following the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans are counting on Captain Marvel to make things right again.

Since screenwriter Stephen McFeely confirmed that Captain Marvel wasn’t making an appearance in Infinity War, it didn’t come as a shock when the newest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) wasn’t introduced.

However, this makes it more likely that Brie Larson will make her debut as Carol Danvers, an Air Force Pilot who develops superhero powers after her DNA is fused with an alien Kree warrior, in upcoming MCU installments. Infinity War‘s post credit scene featured Nick Fury grabbing a strangely modified beeper. As Fury disappears, like many of the Avengers, the screen of the beeper displays a gold eight-pointed star on a blue and red background — the Captain Marvel emblem.

Although she doesn’t make an actual appearance in Infinity War, it becomes clear that Captain Marvel will play a significant role in the sequel.

Ant Man and The Wasp comes out in July, and hopefully the post-credits scene will be our first glimpse at the character before she debuts in her solo movie in March of 2019.

Here’s the official Captain Marvel synopsis from Marvel:

“Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story 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.”

Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as a young Fury, as the movie is set in the ’90s.

This setting allows the film to feature other characters, like Ronan and Korath, who died in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, because it will take place years before major MCU milestones, such as Iron Man being recruited by Fury.

Captain Marvel is currently “less than half-way through filming,” according to producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. Some of her powers in the comic books include flight, superhuman strength and durability, energy manipulation (ability to shoot lasers from her hands) and energy absorption (ability to absorb energy, like lightening, which enhances her other powers). However, very little is known about her abilities in the film, but more teasers and trailers should be released in upcoming months.

After waiting years for a Black Widow solo film that is still in pre-production, Captain Marvel is set to be the MCU’s first female-centric superhero movie. She is arguably one of the most powerful superheroes to be introduced in the MCU. We couldn’t be more excited to see her on the big screen and maybe even defeat Thanos in the Avengers Infinity War sequel.

Cover Photo Courtesy of The Wrap.

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Sahar Fatima

Sahar is an eighteen-year-old who enjoys writing & painting. In the future, she hopes to write a book, and continue to advocate for equality. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @saharxfatima


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