Avengers: Endgame will solve many mysteries for the MCU, but before that, some of the questions that we have will be answered by Captain Marvel. The one question that was posed by Infinity War was that why did Nick Fury take so much of time to call Captain Marvel when he had the beeper within his pocket at all times. That should be answered by the end of Captain Marvel, and we would know it for the better in Avengers: Endgame.
Nick Fury and Captain Marvel seem to be developing a good trusting relationship in the Captain Marvel trailers, and with everything that Nick Fury has said & done in the past of the MCU, Captain Marvel has had a huge impact upon it. She could have come in very handy against the likes of the Chitauri, Ultron or even the Outriders in Wakanda, but Fury willingly chose not to call her until the time that he felt he is about to die.
A new theory has come in from Redditor QuanticQ which suggests that Fury and Carol did not end upon good terms, which is why the cry for help never came from Fury’s side. Here’s what his theory suggests:
“What if due to the events of Captain Marvel, Fury and Carol end on bad terms? Something about how she dealt with the Kree war perhaps. Or maybe she deceives him in some way. Not 100% sure of the reason why, but if true it could be an interesting dynamic. It could explain why Fury didn’t call her to help with the events of the first 2 Avengers movies. I see it as the last thing she says is along the lines of “if you ask for my help again, everyone better be dead” and then she blasts off to space. It might also tie into the missing eye and what looks like cat scratch marks behind Fury’s eye patch. A general timeline of events could be like this:
1. Fury trusts Carol to do something(about the Kree war most likely)
2. Carol decides to go a different route to solve the problem
3. Fury tries to stop her but Goose (or Chewie or whatever) gets between them and damages Fury’s eye
4. Carol finishes the war and tells Fury not to get in touch with her again
Again, I’m not 100% sure on what all the plot points could be, but I thought that them ending on bad terms could be an interesting explanation to Carol not being called on previously.”
Well, the Redditor points out an interesting fact here, and as hinted by us previously, it adds more reasoning as to why Fury opposed calling Carol at all times. With the release of the Captain Marvel prelude, we got hints buried in the comic suggesting Fury’s reason for not calling the strongest superhero in the MCU.
The Prelude showed us where Nick Fury was during Infinity War, and Civil War. It did not put much focus upon Captain Marvel apart from the ending of the comic which was the same scene that we saw at the end of Infinity War. But there was one faint reference that presents a major hint about Captain Marvel, and the reason why Fury hasn’t called her since forever!
Right here, you can see Maria Hill talking to Fury, and the conversation gives us a major hint about Captain Marvel as this is what Hill means by the hero that they haven’t called in yet. Right after this, Fury says “If we do our jobs right, we may never have to.” So this little dialogue here could mean a lot of things, but one thing we know from this is that Fury not making the call all this time was intentional.
The dialogue also gives us the vibe that Fury and Carol did not end on good terms during the ending of Captain Marvel. We will obviously find out about that when Captain Marvel arrives, but we do get the feeling that Captain Marvel gave Fury a way to call her just like Steve Rogers gave one to Tony.
The reason why we feel that Fury and Carol did not end on good terms also comes from a dialogue that Fury spoke in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Steve and Fury were talking about trust, and that is where Fury said that “the last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye”.
So, we can be 80% sure that the reason why Fury hasn’t even uttered the name of Captain Marvel in the MCU till now is that she must have done something to lose his eternal trust. That was later gained by Cap. Rest, it will all be confirmed on March 8 and April 26.