Captain Marvel is the next MCU movie to come out, and right after that, we would get Avengers 4 where Captain Marvel will team up with the other Avengers. But the fact that we are 20 movies in, and there has not been any sign of Captain Marvel at all. The trailer showed us that the Skrulls already began their invasion on Earth, but how could the Skrulls be quiet for more than 20 years! Kevin Feige said that all the questions about Captain Marvel’s absence will be answered in the upcoming film and that is what has spawned so many theories. Now a new Avengers 4 Theory has an answer that may solve all our queries.
This theory given by Redditor SpiderGoat99 connects Captain Marvel to Doctor Strange and Loki in the most mysterious ways. It starts by pointing out the scene from Avengers: Infinity War where Loki attempts to kill Thanos before he dies. Take a look:
“If you look carefully as the Dagger materializes in Loki’s hand there are “Green Flames” or green highlighting as it comes into being. These green flames or highlights are quite similar to the green flames which emerge when the Time Stone is used by Dr Strange and later also by Thanos.”
Now his insane theory takes a twist explaining that in order to fulfil his endgame plan, Doctor Strange actually came in from the future using the Time Stone till the point he had it and transported the dagger into Loki’s hand. It continues:
“Later still, Dr. Strange confronts Thanos on Titan for the Time Stone… Thanos retrieves the time stone but Dr. Strange has previously removed it from the Eye, off camera. Could not find Dr. Strange removing, or hiding, the stone in the deleted scenes. This scene is missing for a reason. This missing scene implies that not only did Dr. Strange remove the Time Stone from the Eye but that he has also used it again.”
Now from here, the Redditor establishes the connection to the Captain Marvel trailer talking about a ship that almost comes out of nowhere near the atmosphere of the Earth. The theory continues:
“There is a brief shot in the trailer where a ship materializes over the Earth seemingly out of nowhere. The ship materializes with Orange Flame\Highlights. Now if we are following the current MCU timeline then we could assume this could be the work of the Soul Gem. This is mistaken, however, because the original color for the Time Stone, in the pre-MCU timeline, was … Orange. Thus the trailer for Captain Marvel is potentially indicative of an altered time-line, a time-line where Captain Marvel now exists. This points back to the inexplicable presence of the pager in the hand of Nick Fury at the end of Infinity War, indicating the timeline has been altered during the events of Infinity War. i.e. We have not seen the pager nor heard of Captain Marvel in any of the previous movies.”
While this Redditor is making leaps and bounds to suggest some evidence for his theory, his main point actually does make sense, which is that Captain Marvel is a part of an Alternate timeline. She does not exist in the timeline of the MCU that we have known for 11 years and that is why we have not heard anything about her, or a Skrull, or anything for that matter. This is why Fury also does not mention it. Marvel could explain the alternate timeline theory well, but we will see how they connect things if it is not an alternate, and Captain Marvel makes her entry out of the Quantum Realm, or something like that.
Captain Marvel will come out on March 8, 2019, and it stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Here’s the official Synopsis of the film:
“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.”