Though the new Captain Marvel Prelude comic is supposed to be providing the context for Carol Danvers’ big screen debut next year, it certainly feels like the first issue has offered more insights and fueled more speculation on previous MCU entries, including one little piece of info on the conclusion of Captain America: Civil War.
So far, the series has been recalling events from well after the ‘90s action of Captain Marvel, following Nick Fury and Maria Hill in the three-year gap between their appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War. In particular, we learn details of their behind-the-scenes involvement in the plot of Civil War, including the revelation that this pair of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents had a hand in helping their old friend Steve Rogers break into The Raft in order to free Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ant-Man after their arrest.
It seems that while audiences haven’t seen much of Fury and Hill lately, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes still kept in touch with the duo. In fact, the comic also shows Nick’s character trying and failing to do what he does best and re-assemble the Avengers after their falling out in Captain America: Civil War.
Speaking of keeping in contact, the comic is already hinting at Captain Marvel’s impending arrival, albeit only vaguely, with Fury bringing the hero up as a last resort that he hopes he won’t ever have to need. We’ll find out why Nick’s so hesitant to give Carol a call when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019, before we see if his eventual page was heeded when Avengers 4 comes out on May 3rd. Until then, stay tuned as the Captain Marvel Prelude series continues to fill in the blanks of recent MCU history.