“Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye.”
That’s Nick Fury there, offering up a little personal anecdote to Captain America during the throes of The Winter Soldier. It’s a little throwaway line that naturally spawned a million fan theories – this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after all – but next month, we’ll finally have our answer.
We can officially confirm today that, yes, Captain Marvel identifies the culprit responsible for Fury’s missing eye, and the answer has practically been hiding in plain sight – especially if you’ve been watching every trailer and TV spot churned out by Marvel Studios. Fair warning: major spoilers to follow for Captain Marvel, so if you’re wanting to go into the theater with as blank a slate as humanly possible, bookmark this page and return at a later date.
If your money was on Goose the (alien) cat, you were right! Turns out Samuel L. Jackson’s rookie S.H.I.E.L.D. agent makes the mistake of befriending Carol’s pet feline, which actually turns out to be an alien in disguise. At some point in the film, it eventually scratches his eye and while Fury thinks it can be saved at first, he eventually loses it. It remains to be seen though whether this scene warrants a “motherfu–” like the tail-end of Avengers: Infinity War, when half of the world’s population was literally dissolving into dust and ash. Don’t count on it.
Captain Marvel takes flight on Friday, March 8th, and by all accounts, it’s shaping up to be another success story for the folks at Marvel Studios – save for those Internet trolls trying to review bomb the standalone MCU flick over on Rotten Tomatoes. Our advice? Pay them no mind; go see the movie for yourself.