Before he succumbed to Thanos’ finger snap and crumbled into dust, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury was able to send one last-minute distress signal into the cosmos.
Its target? Captain Marvel, the god-like heroine who’s about to headline her own standalone movie in 2019. It’ll open just a few short weeks before the untitled Avengers 4, which has since been described as a timely finale for this current iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This, coupled with the fact that Captain Marvel is being championed as the new face of the MCU going forward, leads us to believe that Carol Danvers will not only lend a helping hand to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when they need her most, but she’ll also be the bridge between two Marvel eras, as the Powers That Be brace for Phase 4 of this most lucrative franchise.
Suffice it to say, Captain Marvel is a pretty huge character, even by Marvel’s own lofty standards. And a fan-made concept trailer for Avengers 4 is here to drive the point home.
Cut together by YouTuber Tommy Ross (h/t Screen Geek), the above video is a fun thought experiment, though we should warn you that it refers to Avengers 4 as ‘Endgame,’ a subtitle that has since been ruled out of the equation – ditto for ‘Fallen Heroes’ and ‘Infinity War – Part II’, not that many were holding on to the latter at this stage in the game.
To his credit, Ross’ sizzle reel was initially released six weeks ago, back when Avengers: Infinity War was still ruling over box office charts with its vice-like grip. The Marvel blockbuster has since collected more than $2 billion in box office receipts, so we’re left with just one question: will Avengers 4 be able to go one more come 2019?