The New Captain Marvel Trailer May Tease The Avengers Initiative

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As of last night, we now have one more Captain Marvel trailer to analyze for clues of the adventure to come, with Nick Fury proving particularly prominent in the new footage. And if Samuel L. Jackson’s character is really spending as much time with Carol Danvers as this preview suggests, then it’s a safe bet that she’ll leave a pretty profound impression on him.

As a matter of fact, there’s already been some speculation that the trailer hints at the origins of the Avengers Initiative that Fury and his colleague Phil Coulson would work on several years later. The moment comes at the 58-second mark, when Coulson is heard asking the question, “You think you can find others?” to which Nick responds, “She’s just the beginning.” And while it’s quite possible that the question and its subsequent answer are edited together from separate scenes of the film, it certainly sounds like Marvel is teasing Carol’s influence on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s eventual plan to ‘find others.’

Of course, this raises the question of why it would take Fury and Coulson over a decade to make any progress on the Avengers Initiative. Were there simply no new superheroes until Iron Man and Hulk came along in their respective solo movies?

Time will tell, but perhaps the biggest Fury-related issue for this ‘90s-set flick to address is why exactly the future Avengers assembler would be so reluctant to contact or even mention Carol over the years, waiting until only his final moments to send her a page in Avengers: Infinity War. The internet has its theories, but we’ll find out when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019. After that, we might well be seeing a reunion between these two when Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26th.

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