There have been so many theories surrounding the MCU in the past year or so that you won’t be able to get in a proper count for that. And yet with every new movie coming into the picture, the scope of these theories gets magnified and more of them come in play. Well, talking about them, we have a new Avengers: Endgame theory and this one’s directly related to Captain Marvel.
Those of you who have seen Captain Marvel would know that Carol doesn’t officially get her name “Captain Marvel” yet. In the comics, Captain Marvel takes up the name after Captain Mar-Vell, who bites the dust during the Psyche Magnetron Explosion, and Carol ends up becoming a super-powered being. Now Captain Marvel brings a different version of Mar-Vell who is not a “Captain” and is rather a Kree Agent.
So, there is a scene that comes in at the very end of the film which plays around with the code name as Fury calls Mar-Vell “Marvel” and then Carol explains it to him that these are two separate words. Fury then concludes the conversation saying that Marvel sounds a lot better. So that is a clear indication of Carol getting the name in the future.
Now according to Reddit user swayde620, she will get the name in Avengers: Endgame. Well, it’s funny how things turn out to be. The Avengers got their name in Captain Marvel, as Fury was inspired by Carol whose code name was Carol “Avenger” Danvers, and now Carol might get her code name in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s what the Redditor proposes with regards to this:
“The MCU has been pretty interesting in terms of character names in the movies. Some characters refer to themselves and others in different ways. Tony may refer to Steve as “Cap” while Natasha calls him Steve. Everyone refers to Hawkeye as Clint and of course Thor and Vision don’t have codenames. Using codenames in movies can be corny or weird depending on context, but in most cases characters refer to themselves and others by their real first name.”
Well, the Redditor is absolutely right as different situations usually call for different codenames. Iron Man is mostly referred to as Tony, Rhodey is preferred instead of War Machine. We’ve never heard the women be called Black Widow or Scarlet Witch as its always Nat/Natasha and Wanda respectively. Falcon is usually called Sam and only Agent Hill called him Falcon, and the list goes on.
Now we have to determine how Captain Marvel will get her title. The Redditor goes on:
The MCU version of Captain Marvel is unique, because the title of her movie is her “codename”, but it doesn’t really relate to her. Doctor Strange is his real name. Ironman’s first suit was made of iron. Captain America was meant to be an American super soldier, Black Panther got his name from a panther god, Ant Man can shrink down to the size of an ant and he can communicate with them etc. They all make sense, but the name Captain Marvel doesn’t really have any obvious context.
I think that she will officially get her codename in Endgame. Her codename is toyed with in her solo movie, but I think it’ll come full circle in Endgame. Cap will sacrifice himself (his final scene would be with Carol). She takes the Captain from his name then Marvel from “that particular scene” from her solo movie.”
Well, we don’t know whether Cap’s last scene will be with Carol, but since she has to be the leader of the next team of Avengers, and Captain America is most probably going to die, we can imagine that she will take up his mantle as the leader. Hence the code name “Captain” will follow, and “Marvel” obviously comes from Mar-Vell as teased by the ending of the first movie. This was a really smart move by Marvel as staying away from the codename was a pretty strategical move, because they do plan to do it in Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26.