Captain Marvel Before 'Avengers: Endgame' - Where She Was For 24 Years
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ left us with more questions than answers. How did Tony and Pepper get back together? How will they reverse the Decimation? Now, ‘Captain Marvel’ has added another inquiry to the fandom. Where was she all these years? She told people she was going to end the Kree-Skrull war, but there’s a lot a more. Let’s find out what the most powerful hero in the MCU was doing all this time.
THE COMIC BOOK STORIES ON THE BIG SCREEN
By now, fans have made peace with the fact that some story arcs will never be featured in the MCU because there is simply no time, and some things do not work as well on the big screen. However, people have been waiting to see things that were only hinted at in ‘Captain Marvel’, which makes sense because it took the franchise more than ten years before a female superhero had a solo film.
Furthermore, right now, everyone is waiting to see what happens in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, but studios cannot be so narrow-minded. They placed the introduction of the marvelous female superhero in between these major cinematic events for a reason. Fans of the comics have been waiting to see the Kree-Skrull war arc on screens for a long time.
Kree were introduced in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ with Ronan the Accuser, and although Nebula said that they were compassionate, he proved that there are always exceptions to every rule. In ‘Vol. 2’, Yondu revealed that his parents sold him to the Kree. He might be blue, but he is a Centaurian. These Krees kept Yondu in a cage and turned him into a battle slave.
While those comments might have seemed inconsequential at the time, they might have come to mind after seeing the Kree planet, Hala, in the opening scenes of ‘Captain Marvel’. It had advanced technology, but it’s important not to forget that they enslaved children. In fact, it was a huge part of the surprise in the movie, and only a few caught on to it.
Of course, Ronan was hardly evidence of the nature of the Krees. No one can judge an entire race due to the actions of one person. Comic books fans would know that the Krees want to defeat the “evil” guys in the universe, the Skrulls. This is what the beginning of ‘Captain Marvel’ explained as well. It’s actually very easy to think that the Skrulls are bad.
They are odd-looking, can shape-shift into any being, and they can assess some of their memories, which facilities going uncover undetected. This led to ‘Secret Invasion’, a famous storyline where the Skrulls had infiltrated every important organization such as the U.S. government. Once Marvel announced that the Skrulls would appear in ‘Captain Marvel’, fans speculated about the story arc appearing in the future.
This would mean that anyone could be a Skrull, from Captain America to Cosmo, the Space Dog. The MCU followed the narrative where the Skrulls homeworld had been destroyed, and they had to find somewhere new. However, in the comic books, they cannot just assimilate into another world and try to dominate these planets.
Therefore, it was pretty clear in ‘Captain Marvel’ that the Skrulls were once again the enemy. After all, Yon-Rog, played by Jude Law, looked more similar to Carol Danvers. The Skrulls’ true form, on the other hand, is more alien-like with weird reptilian skin and features. The huge twist came when ‘Captain Marvel’ revealed that the Skrulls were not to blame here.
In this case, they are just trying to find a new home, where the Krees won’t find them. The Krees want to see every one of them destroyed. Mar-Vell, also known as Dr. Wendy Lawson, realized this and start working towards finding a solution that would bring peace. Carol Danvers eventually recovered her memories, which the Kree suppressed, and decided to help them.
She went with them to find a safe place for their race, but before she left, Carol gave Nick Fury a new pager. However, Danvers made it very clear that he should only use it for emergencies. Obviously, everyone wondered why Fury had not called before as the world has been in peril many times, especially during the Chitauri invasion.
WHERE HAS SHE BEEN ALL THIS TIME?
The mid-credit scene of ‘Captain Marvel’ revealed that Carol survived the Decimation, and she appeared in the Avengers compound where Captain America, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and Rhodey were. Captain Marvel left with the Skrulls, but the universe is infinite. Therefore, everyone stills wonder where she was for all that time.
The Kree do not get along with anyone. Aside from the Skrulls, they have problems with the people of Xandar and later, the Nova Empire. They raged war with them for more than a thousand years but eventually made peace. However, not every Kree agreed to it, which led to many going rogue like Ronan the Accuser.
The Nova Corps are an important part of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, and Rhomann Dey is a crucial character in the comics. Nova Corps is destroyed, and Dey transferred his abilities to the human teenager, Richard Rider, who became Nova as a result. Fans are waiting for this superhero to show up eventually, which would make sense because Thanos shattered the Nova Corps.
It seems plausible that Captain Marvel could have forged an alliance with the Nova Empire to stop the Kree. If she connected with Rhomann Dey, she could have taken him to Earth so that he could pass his powers on. Captain Marvel not only promised to help the Skrulls find a new home, but also vowed to end the Kree-Skrull war and battle the Supreme Intelligence.
Comic books fans know that the Supreme Intelligence is an A.I. created from the best minds of the Kree people. In the movie, it appears differently to everyone, and Carol saw her as Mar-Vell. The Supreme Intelligence became like a god for the Kree, and they relied on it. It’s safe to assume that Carol will help the Skrulls reunite with their scattered people in a new world.
However, it’s difficult to know if she managed to accomplish everything she set out to do in the last 24 years. She looked exactly the same in the mid-credits scene and was wearing her uniform; therefore, Carol was not relaxing somewhere in space at any point. However, she might not have taken down the Supreme Intelligence just yet.
Otherwise, the problem between the Nova Empire and the rogue Krees might have been different. Furthermore, she might have been far away – possibly in another galaxy – at the time of that conflict. She would have intervened between if she was nearby. Another detail that could prove that Carol was far in the galaxy is Thanos.
Many people knew what the Mad Titan was up to, and Captain Marvel would have tried to stop him, and probably succeeded. Moreover, it would make sense that Carol Danvers faced enemies way deadlier than Thanos. After all, Phase Four of the MCU is starting after ‘Endgame’, and that always means more problems and better villains.
Many fans are wondering who will be the next big villain after the Mad Titan. The MCU built the story of Thanos for several years; so, it would make sense to do something similar for the next part of the franchise. New characters are coming, and Captain Marvel might become the leader of the Avengers. Some people believe that Galactus could be it.
He is massive planet destroyer, and with him, other characters like the Silver Surfer and the Fantastic Four could be introduced. The MCU has to find the perfect way to include the characters that they acquired from Fox. The scope of the universe in this saga is impressive, and Captain Marvel could have been anywhere.
That means that we are bound to have many sequels and more information about alien races. Let us know what you think she accomplished in 24 years. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who loved ‘Captain Marvel’. See you next time!