'Avengers, Endgame': Marvel Cinematic Universe needs Captain Marvel, but will she assume the mantle successfully?
Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers is set to take the world by storm March 8, but will she make the fans of the current phase of Avengers happy with her role?
Captain Marvel is the superhero that the Marvel universe needs in more ways than one. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel will make history by portraying the first female Marvel superhero to have a standalone film. She will assume the mantle from the Avengers and will lead the next phase of Marvel superhero movies.
If that's not exciting enough, she will also be the key to reversing Thanos' finger snap that had half the world's population dissolve into thin air. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, of course, made sure there is not one scene of Captain Marvel in the trailer that had released on December 7, but if the post credit scene of 'Avengers: Infinity War' is anything to go by, we can expect some major action in the finale, 'Avengers: End Game.'
But before that, we need to understand who Captain Marvel really is and the extent of her powers. She lands on Earth after a mishap and is from the planet Kree. Her past is shrouded in mystery, and as she fights the Skrulls' invasion of Earth, she needs to discover herself. For instance, how will she reach the Avengers who are in the future? Can she time travel? If yes, will the pager that Nick Fury has, be her anchor to the right time and place?
Samuel L. Jackson who plays Carol's friend Nick Fury added weight to the theory when he recently confirmed time travel would be the most plausible theory. According to CBC, he told Total Film magazine, "I guess we might figure out that she can do things that nobody else can do… She can time-travel, so, maybe she can get ahead or behind or whatever, and figure out what all that is. The fact I have the pager 20 years later – it gets addressed in an interesting sort of way."
From the many trailers released by Marvel, we can be certain of one thing; Carol Danvers needs to find out who she really is to unlock her power and when she does, the fans will get a major clue to the direction that her character arc will take in the future. It must be noted that if it were not for Captain Marvel, Nick Fury would have retired and we may never have met the Avengers. She has always been a part of the Avengers, we just didn't know.
The Superbowl TV spot of Captain Marvel also showed how Carol is ready to go "higher, further and faster" to get the work done. All she wants to do is end the war and not fight it. This confirms that the Avengers need Captain Marvel for their fight against Thanos. It leads us to the question - Will Captain Marvel just carry forth the mantel of Avengers? Fans have already begun to wonder if she would overpower the original Avengers as Marvel tries to brand her as the face of the next phase.
But contrary to the belief, the trailer of 'Avengers: End Game' and the post credit scene of 'The Ant-Man and the Wasp' prove otherwise. For instance, Iron Man is floating in space with no food or water and begins his message by saying, "Part of the journey is the end." Yes, the Avengers will come to an end, but Captain Marvel will only serve as a tool here. She is the missing piece of the puzzle and not the puzzle itself.
In the fight against Thanos, Steve Rogers plays one of the crucial roles in the absence of Iron Man, he gets an idea to undo everything when he sees Scott Lang at the door of what was once the headquarters. Scott has something huge to share after his visit to the quantum realm in the post-credit scene of 'The Ant-Man and the Wasp.' What they have up their sleeve, is something we will only know April 26.