Avengers Infinity War: Here is the major Easter egg you missed from the end-credits scene
Marvel has a habit of hiding clues for the upcoming films within their end credit scenes and we have solved the biggest clue of them all.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
So, you watched 'Avengers: Infinity War' and you do not know what to do with your emotions. You still don't know how to deal with the fact that most of your beloved superheroes are dead. You knew it is a possibility – after all, they went after the most dangerous, strongest villain in all of the universe, armed with five of the most powerful weapons, which when combined can make universes disappear with the snap of a finger.
Facing off Thanos is probably the most dangerous thing the Avengers could have done, and despite all the joint effort on multiple fronts, they were unable to take him out. Considering Doctor Strange, all members of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and a bunch of other Avengers who have been shooting for upcoming films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe bit the dust, we were especially looking forward to the end credits scenes of the film.
'Avengers: Infinity War' is probably one of the best films in the superhero universe, mostly because it wasn't afraid to go to the darkest possible arenas to make us feel the feels we have never felt before. Until April 27, 2018, you knew you could go into a superhero movie knowing the hero will come out alive, you knew when unlikely odds are presented, your heroes would beat those odds and here we are faced with the deaths of not one or two, but countless number of our favorite superheroes.
While we were still collecting our jaws from the floor and wiping the tears from our cheeks, there were the post-credit scenes to look forward to for answers. Marvel, which usually offers two teasers for what is to come in the MCU when the credits start rolling, had only one for the audience this time around, and when it did play the scene, it seemed too underwhelmingly inconsequential.
However, if you did have the hawk's eye you would have spotted one major Easter Egg for what is to come. To take a jog down memory lane, the scene showed Maria Hill and Nicky fury driving down a road discussing the new changes noticed on earth, specifically in and around Wakanda. They crash into another vehicle and realize upon checking the driver's seat that the vehicle is empty.
Even as Fury instructs Hill to alert their home base, she turns into dust, and so does Fury, but not before he was able to send out a code red distress signal to Captain Marvel. Yes, you read that right, the post-credit scene for 'Infinity War' has set up the upcoming Brie Larson-starrer 'Captain Marvel'.
Fury used a S.H.I.E.L.D.-esque communication device, which when zoomed in on, showing a message being sent and then being received, after which Captain Marvel aka Air Force pilot Carol Danvers' star-shaped logo pops up. The device is also very reminiscent of the 90's hippest communication device – the pager, the age when Carol Davers' life is set.
She is assumed to be staying with the Kree, which is a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race, and it’s a piece of Kree technology. The device we see in Fury's hand is just how their super-advanced tech happens to look and it is clear indication that she is the one Fury called for backup.
As MCU fans know, Captain Marvel will soon be seen in her very own solo film – a 90s-set origin story if you will - before taking on a very pivotal role in the fourth 'Avengers' film. Directed by Anne Boden and Ryan Fleck, 'Captain Marvel' will hit theaters on March 8, 2019, two months prior to the release of the yet untitled fourth Avengers film in May.
Captain Marvel gained superpowers after an accident that compromised her DNA by merging it with an alien’s and is now part of the US military force that works closely with Fury. Her backstory may provide an excellent excuse to show how and when Fury lost one of his eyes, because according to the comic book universe, they met long before he got the eyepatch.
The other Easter Egg you may have missed post the actual film – and, actually within it – is the special thanks bit of the credit section which read "credits to 20th Century Fox" for giving Marvel and Disney the rights to include an 'Arrested Development' reference. You do not have to go back into the theatre to figure out what exactly you missed, we got you covered.
Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Infinity War have directed episodes of 'Arrested Development' during the early stages of their career. As a homage to the hilarious TV show, the brothers got a blue-skinned denim cutoffs-clad Tobias Fünke (played by David Cross) to recline against one of The Collector’s display cases, during the Guardians' visit to Knowhere.
Any true fan of 'Arrested Development' knows Tobias was a never-nude and was constantly seen in his denim cutoffs because of this "problem." He was also obsessed with joining the Blue Man Group. These two have been among the show's most memorable gags over the years.
'Arrested Development' and Captain Marvel Easter Eggs aside, the end-credit scene does not offer any insight as to the revival of our favorite superheroes. Two deaths are confirmed – that of Loki and Gamora. There really isn't any way Marvel can go back from cheesy if they bring them back mostly because the tears we shed for them cannot be exchanged for cheap tricks.
Similarly, I am nearly certain that Vision's death too, is irreversible. However, deaths of the likes of Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord, Groot, Drax and Mantis will be reversed come part 2 of Infinity War thanks to Nebula
We know this for a fact because a 'Black Panther' sequel has more or less been confirmed and considering its phenomenal success it would be financially irresponsible to not invest in more films featuring the first Black Marvel front-man superhero. An untitled 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel set for a 2019 release is also in the works and so is an untitled Guardians sequel for 2020.
On the other hand, the OG Avengers like Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Thor are all yet to renew their contracts with Marvel and were heavily speculated to leave the MCU post 'Infinity War.' However, they are all alive. The only way to explain this ending is to know that it will ultimately be reversed.
Thanos may finally be taking a break to lay back and rest after his triumphant attempt at solving universal overpopulation, but his living daughter Nebula will not rest until she reverses the crimes of her father. She may have been the irritating pseudo sister no one wanted on the Guardians' pod when she was first introduced, but she will become the unbelievably tenacious and perseverant superhero they did not know they needed in the next Avengers film.
According to the comic book universe, Nebula snatches the Infinity Gauntlet from her terrifying father and reverses all the horrible deaths he has caused in 'Infinity War,' which is most likely what is going to happen in the upcoming fourth 'Avengers' movie as well.