Avengers: Infinity War brought in so many amazing characters but it almost brought in the most powerful MCU character before she could make her MCU debut in her solo movie. Before Avengers: Infinity War was released, many rumors suggested that Captain Marvel will also have an appearance. But as it turned out, we only got a mere Easter Egg as Nick Fury finally called her in looking at the major disintegration event going on throughout the globe.
Many people questioned why Nick Fury waited so long to make the call because if Captain Marvel were on Earth 2-3 events earlier, things might have actually been different. But something that was really unexpected was that Fury will use a beeper to call Captain Marvel. She will make her grand entrance in Avengers 4, and before that she will establish why Thanos should be afraid of her power. But most importantly, we will find out the answers to all the questions we have about her.
In the first Captain Marvel trailer, we saw a reference to Fury’s pager from Infinity War as there was an older version of the pager being in the trailer as well. The Infinity War Pager on the other hand actually looked pretty fancy and modern, but you’d be intrigued to know that there were various alternate designs for the pager as well. Have a look:
It is amazing how multiple options for every little aspect are considered before making the final call. Ranging from various vehicles in the film to the suits for Superheroes to little objects and weapons, designers come up with dozens of options for everything. It is great to see that designers actually came up with multiple versions of something as little as a beeper.
There is a reason why Captain Marvel is a prequel film set in the 90s and here’s what Kevin Feige had to say about that:
“The answer is, you’ll see in the storytelling of the movie. But it allows us to play in an area that we have never played in before and tapping into a ’90s action genre was fun for us and being able to see an earlier part of the MCU before Nick Fury knew anything about aliens or anything about super-powered people and also tapping into the Kree-Skrull War, which in the comics was a huge part of the comic mythology, seemed like a fun thing to try and a fun way to give Carol Danvers her own standalone origin story.”
Kevin Feige revealed it to Entertainment Weekly that Captain Marvel is the most powerful hero the MCU will have ever brought in:
“She is more powerful than any character we’ve introduced thus far. So that alone tells you that there’s a reason Nick hit that button at the end [of Infinity War], when he realized that they were up against something far bigger than they had ever been up against before. And having her on your side is hopefully going to change the balance of power in a way that they desperately need.”
Before we get to see Avengers 4, we will see Captain Marvel making her much-anticipated entry into the MCU. People are totally excited for her MCU debut as her film will carry a lot of aspects of the MCU together. We will see the seeds to the Secret Invasion storyline being planted, and we will also get the history of the Kree.
Brie Larson weighed in on the character arc of Carol Danvers as she said:
“You have this Kree part of her that’s unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there’s this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing that she ends up leading by. It’s the thing that gets her in trouble, but it’s also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her.”
Captain Marvel opens on March 8 and here’s the official synopsis:
“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,” the synopsis reads. “Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”