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Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

Previously undiscovered Captain Marvel nod spotted in Avengers Infinty War, could have huge implications

Fans are poring over every tiny detail of Avengers: Infinity War now that the movie is out on home video, and they’ve discovered a major Captain Marvel Easter egg. Check it out.

hollywood Updated: Aug 08, 2018 20:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now that Avengers: Infinity War is out on home video, fans can dissect every tiny detail of the film, and discover new Easter eggs. One such recently discovered element - spotted, as always, by an eagle-eyed Redditor - has larger implications on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the opening battle scene of the film, when two members of Thanos’ Black Order - Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw - attack New York, there is apparently a nod to one of Marvel’s biggest characters - Captain Marvel. In one shot, there appears to be a piece of cloth dangling from Cull Obsidian’s waist, which looks like a piece of Captain Marvel’s costume, complete with the red, blue and gold colour scheme.

Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw battle Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Hulk.
Cull Obsidian and Ebony Maw battle Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Hulk.

Captain Marvel will make her debut in a solo film scheduled for March, 2019, but was featuring in a silent cameo at the end of Infinity War, when Nick Fury sends out a distress call to her. The character will be played by Oscar winner Brie Larson in future Marvel films, and has been rumoured to be the one who will take over as the leader of the Avengers post Phase IV.

Contracts for most of the main cast are reportedly about to end, and the upcoming Avengers 4 (due out in May) is supposed to be a major conclusion to the MCU.

This piece of information can be interpreted in several different ways. We know that Captain Marvel - the film - takes place in the ‘90s, decades before the events of Infinity War. We also know that Avengers 4 will likely involve time travel and alternate dimensions. We also know that Captain Marvel will play an important role in the Avengers’ last stand against Thanos, and the rescue of the fallen heroes. Half the Avengers died at the end of Infinity War, along with half the universe’s population.

Details from Captain Marvel have been tight, other than the fact that the film will also star Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury. Fury is said to have a history with Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel’s real name), and her absence from the MCU so far could possibly be explained if she’s dead (in this timeline). “Who’s really dead, and who’s really in the flaky wind of Marvel dust, I don’t know, but I do know there’s a solution that they didn’t even have to tell me, just because I know who Captain Marvel is and what all that means,” Jackson teased in an interview to Vulture.

Captain Marvel is being co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The director duo recently shared that principal photography on the film had ended.

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First Published: Aug 08, 2018 20:09 IST

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