What does Captain Marvel reveal about Avengers: Endgame?
Hey, did you know Captain Marvel was set in the ’90s? Because it’s set in the ’90s. And in case you weren’t sure, it’s absolutely full of ’90s Easter eggs and references for you to relive some of that childhood nostalgia–or, if you’re too young for that, a bunch of cool retro stuff to laugh about on the sheer weirdness factor alone.
Of course, Captain Marvel wasn’t all throwbacks–though there were a bunch of them. Peppered amidst the clunky early internet tech and soundtrack full of earworms were some fantastic comic book nods that helped flesh out not only Carol Danvers’ own personal story but the world of the Kree and Skrulls within the MCU. Captain Marvel carefully plucks bits of Carol’s complicated, retcon-laden history out of the comics and repurposes them for the big screen, but don’t panic, we carefully combed through every last detail that may have slipped by unnoticed.
And with all these references to the wider MCU, including the present day Avengers Initiative and Nick Fury’s backstory, these Easter eggs and references might just reveal something we don’t already know about Avengers: Endgame.
Captain Marvel’s box office performance has been impressive through its first weekend, breaking numerous records. Whether that keeps up remains to be seen, but it’s a strong opening for Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie. That success perhaps doesn’t come as a major surprise, though, with Endgame anticipation rising and Infinity War having concluded with a tease of Danvers’ arrival–something further teased in Captain Marvel’s post-credits scenes.