aptain Marvel finally debuts the first woman-led solo movie, in the ever successful and expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking us back to the action-packed and reference filled 1990’s. Captain Marvel, played by Oscar winner Brie Larson is accompanied by a younger Nicholas J. Fury, played by veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson himself. Together they face uncertainty as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel struggles to piece together her lost memories and face the looming threat of the newly introduced shape-shifting Skrulls, led by the ever-enigmatic Ben Mendelsohn.
A must-see movie filled with heart and action that I would recommend to MCU fans and general audiences alike. Smashing the opening weekend box-office with an incredibly impressive $153,433,423 domestically, Captain Marvel has captivated the hearts and minds of superhero fans around the world. With an advertisement campaign geared towards inclusion and diversity, I was pleased to sit down and watch Brie Larson’s fun and witty Carol Danvers own the silver screen, not to mention the hilarious and energetic dynamic between her and that of Nick Fury.
Tugging at our heartstrings, empowering and inspiring women and men alike, as well as giving us a plethora of callbacks to previous Marvel Movies – Including Avengers Assemble, Captain America the Winter Soldier and more. Captain Marvel is the perfect stepping stone to return a sense of normality and excitement to those eagerly awaiting Avengers: Endgame this April. Captain Marvel herself is slated to appear in the upcoming conclusion to Marvel’s phase 3 movies Avengers: Endgame – her scenes being shot well before her own debut movie had gone into production.
It is speculated that Captain Marvel will go on to lead the team in the fight against Thanos, attempting to reverse the ‘Decimation’ seen at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, where we said the heartfelt goodbye to half of the universe and many of our beloved characters. President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, in an interview earlier this year stated that, “Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, will be the strongest character yet to be introduced into the MCU”. Seeing her impressive strength and capabilities in her solo movie, what could this say for her upcoming role in Avengers: Endgame?
From newly released promotional trailers, Carol Danvers can be finally seen side by side with the Avengers. Thor the God of Thunder, seems to be impressed with her resolve, summoning his new battle axe Stormbreaker inches from her head – without even a flinch from Captain Marvel. Her introduction into the MCU this late into the conclusion can only mean she must play a vital role in the fight against the Mad Titan. With her unrevealed strength thus far, not to mention her established link to a certain Infinity Stone – it is clear she will be a great asset to the Avengers in the upcoming fight.
One of the eagerly awaited post credit scenes of Captain Marvel gives us a glimpse into Carol’s arrival to Earth after the dreaded Thanos snap. Coupling this with the newly released teaser trailer and following the growth of Black Widow’s hair throughout, it’s easy to surmise Carol Danvers makes contact with the Avengers very early into the three-hour run time of Avengers: Endgame. Predictions are often difficult to make, even more difficult to have them accurate, especially with how Marvel Studios are being extremely tight-lipped and reserved with the information and footage they show us. Doesn’t stop us trying though!
Warning! Potential Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame (if my stab in the dark predictions are right).
Carol Danvers will be crucial for breathing a new sense of determination into the defeated Avengers. Meeting Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner and the rest of the surviving team after receiving a message from Fury’s pager. It’s obvious to say she will be seen and treated as an unknown threat before earning trust from the likes of Thor and Steve Rogers. After spending the past two decades in space with no one giving her orders, Carol Danvers will find it difficult adjusting to being part of a team, as opposed to a leader – especially considering her established attitude and strength in her solo outing.
Throughout Avengers: Endgame Carol will attempt to take down Thanos alone, she is ‘The Captain Marvel’ after all. However, her efforts will be in vain, not being enough to take down Thanos who wields all six Infinity Stones. Carol will come to learn the value of a team like the Avengers, perhaps even learning what it really is to be a leader from Steve Rogers. No matter how Avengers: Endgame goes, we will definitely be treated to a battle to end all battles – all the remaining heroes teaming up for one final fight with the Purple-faced Titan. Carol, working with the Avengers, will be a formidable force against Thanos.
However, nobody wants to see Carol Danvers turn up and take down Thanos in one punch, that would be a rather unsatisfying conclusion to the year-long wait we’ve endured since Avengers: Infinity War. Fear not though! Directors Anthony and Joe Russo know better than anyone that concluding this ten year build up, spanning 21 movies, must fall to the beloved figureheads of the MCU – Iron Man and Captain America. With Both Robert Downy Jr’s and Chris Evans’ Marvel contracts coming to an end with Endgame, it is heavily speculated they will either bite the dust in an all-out brawl for the universe or retire from the superhero business indefinitely.
This leaving the spot open for Captain Marvel to assume the position as the new team leader and unite the Avengers moving forward into phase four of the MCU. New alliances will be formed, heroes will be pushed to their absolute limits, who will fall? See the upcoming Avengers: Endgame – set to release in Cinemas April 25th at Midnight with the exclusive double bill of Avengers: Infinity War. Where will you be during the fight for the universe?