It goes without saying (at least it should) that SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW:
As we all now know, the Avengers are in quite a rough shape at the moment given that Thanos snapped half of their squad into oblivion, meaning they’re desperate for an ace in the hole. And that ace — Captain Marvel — may have been hinted at longgg before Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury pages her in the post-credit scene.
via Daily Dot:
Now that Avengers: Infinity War is out on home release, fans are starting to pick up on a ton of new details. Among them is this easily missed Captain Marvel Easter egg, hinting at Carol Danvers’ role before her more obvious moment in the post-credits scene.
Over the past few days, several people have noticed that Cull Obsidian—aka Black Dwarf, a member of Thanos‘ Black Order—seems to be wearing a piece of Captain Marvel’s costume. You can see a red, blue and gold piece of fabric hanging from his belt, possibly as a trophy from a previous battle.
This all suggests that Captain Marvel has already clashed with Thanos and the Black Order, which makes sense given the timeline.
And for a little additional context, here’s the plot of Captain Marvel:
Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.
So, given that Captain Marvel is set earlier in the MCU timeline AND that it involves an “intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds”, I’m essentially all in on this Easter Egg theory.
Easter eggs, post-credit scenes, and world-building is what Marvel does so well, so tossing this subtle nod to Captain Marvel in Infinity War seems like a no-brainer to me.
Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson in the titular role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn in a still unnamed role, is due in theaters on March 8, 2019. It is the first film in Marvel’s 2019 slate, followed by Avengers 4 in May 2019 and Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
And while you’re here, you may as well get your Brie Larson fix on: