Captain Marvel Said To Be The Key To The Avengers

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While the internet has a staggering number of theories on how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could defeat Thanos in next year’s Avengers 4, one character who tends to play a supporting role at best in this speculation is Captain Marvel. And yet, as the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War heavily implies, Carol Danvers looks like she could be central to the whole operation.

This notion is reinforced by a description for the Captain Marvel movie found in the Marvel section of Disney’s Japanese website. As well as offering confirmation that the Brie Larson-led film will be set in 1995, this text has also earned the curiosity of fans for its tease of what’s to follow in the Infinity War sequel, with one Google-translated excerpt reading as follows:

“The beginning of the hero holding the key to the ‘Avengers’ is now revealed.”

We’ve already been told that Carol will play a crucial role in the MCU’s Phase 4, but it’s looking more and more likely that she’ll also be integral to the action of Avengers 4. This raises the question of how exactly the Russo Brothers plan to integrate this new hero into the pre-established conflict between Thanos and the old heroes.

After all, this upcoming film already looks to be filled to bursting point with characters and plotlines, and while it will no doubt be a responsibility of the movie to point the way towards the franchise’s future, fans are also hoping to see a few Phase 1 characters get the epic send-offs they deserve.

We’ll find out how the Russo Brothers divide the spotlight between Carol and her more familiar peers when Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019, but first, Brie Larson will be going solo when Captain Marvel comes out on March 8th.

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