Captain Marvel graced the theatres on March 8t,h 2019, ever since then the fandom has been thrown into chaos and conflict as we scrutinize and deliberately analyze every inch of footage so received just ahead of Avengers: Endgame. Like it or not the climax to 22 Marvel Cinematic Universe films is coming and so is the ultimate battle between Thanos and the Avengers.
I wonder if Captain Marvel will also have lasting consequences on Phase 4 movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home and not just Endgame. It is entirely possible that the curious timing of the release of Captain Marvel (and her concurrent debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) is a deliberate process of foreshadowing by both Kevin Feige and Disney (Marvel studios).
The only footage of Phase 4 we currently have is the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer and it seems that Spider-Man will be going up against the mighty master of illusion, Mysterio himself but there is a theory doing the rounds on Reddit that not only connects Captain Marvel to Far From Home but also introduces a major villain from the Spider-Man rogue gallery in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The theory is reproduced below and I welcome you to scrutinize it and asses its validity, also read on after the post to check out our analysis of the theory. u/LordToub posted on r/Fantheories.
The theory talks about a lot of things and references a lot of past incidents from both Captain Marvel and other movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The theory starts from Captain Marvel itself and proceeds to re-iterate how the events of Captain Marvel in 1995 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe could line out the road map for the Secret Invasion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s earth after Avengers: Endgame.
But how and why will the Skrulls choose to invade Earth when their hero and savior (Captain Marvel) hails from Earth itself. Well, the answer lies in the above theory and can be seen in Captain Marvel. Beware of the spoilers ahead.
Near the end of Captain Marvel, there is a scene where Talos (then leader and king of the Skrulls) asks his daughter to avert her eyes as he deals with and dispatches his enemies. Although the girl is young, her resolve is as strong as iron itself. She does not refuse her father’s request but proceeds to peek the battle unbeknownst to Talos himself.
The eyes of the princess outline and foreshadow something that the fandom could never have imagined before Captain Marvel released. You see, at the end of Captain Marvel, the Skrulls retreat to a corner of the universe to peacefully prosper and stay out of the way of other races. However, 24 years have passed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the events of Captain Marvel and Thanos changed the game when he snapped his fingers during the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
This theory gives us the connection we need to establish a Secret Invasion. The poster argues that the little princess seen in Captain Marvel is none other than a young Veranke who will turn 30-something after the events of Avengers: Endgame. It is hence possible that Veranke will reprise her comic role of a vicious leader of the Skrulls and spearhead the Secret Invasion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phase 4 after that climax of Avengers: Endgame.
The poster also proposes that Veranke will start moving after Spider-Man: Far From Home. The implication being that Norman Osborne will be introduced in the post-credits scene and he will be the one to induct and embed hostile Skrulls back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Earth after the events of Endgame. It is also possible that the Skrulls take no prisoners and somehow facilitate the process of Norman Osborne transforming into the Green Goblin.
Does this theory hold any relevance and is it even feasible? Does Spider-Man even know what’s coming his way? Will any of the original Avengers be alive to take down the Secret Invasion of Skrulls and Veranke? These are questions that will only be answered after Avengers: Endgame rolls out. The movies releases worldwide on April 26, 2019; up until then keep watching this space for everything Marvel.