This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Infinity War, in case you care.
Infinity War has arrived and brought all of our heroes together at last. Marvel Studios has crafted a fine film that brings together all that has come before it. You can listen to our podcasts about it here and here.
Of course, Marvel has included an after credits coda.
SPOILERS FOLLOW, I MEAN IT.
After Thanos has succeeded in getting all 6 Infinity Stones, he makes half of the population of the Universe disappear. This includes many beloved super-heroes.
After the credits we see SHIELD Agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury talking about finding the missing Tony Stark. A car crashes in front of them and they stop to see if the driver is alright. As Maria approaches the vehicle, she sees that there is no one inside. Suddenly, a helicopter goes out of control and slams into a distant building. On the street, we notice people starting to disappear in the same fashion that we saw previously after Thanos acquired all the Infinity Stones. Maria Hill also begins to disappear. Fury runs over and grabs a device from the vehicle they were in and starts pressing buttons on it. He also begins to slowly dissolve away, muttering “Mother F…” as he completely vanishes.
The device he was holding falls to the ground and the camera slowly zooms in on it. It is a device that appears old. The device appears to be sending a message, and as confirmation – a logo appears on its screen.
So what did it mean?
Nick Fury was sending a distress signal to someone. The logo that appears was that belonging to Captain Marvel, known as one of the “cosmic” superheroes from the Marvel comics. Originally, Captain Marvel was a Kree Military officer sent to observe Earth and who eventually aligns himself as a protector of it.
Since then, there have been numerous beings that have taken up the “Captain Marvel” title, the most recent of which is Carol Danvers.
This version of Captain Marvel is currently in production at Marvel Studios and will be starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, and Jude Law as Mar-Vell, the original Kree Captain Marvel. This movie will take place in the 1990’s, well before all the events in Infinity War.
Nick was reaching out to Captain Marvel and no doubt she will be back to help the remaining Avengers right the wrongs just committed by Thanos in the next Avengers film.