Next year, Brie Larson is flying solo in her own Captain Marvel movie, but will she be taking flight much sooner than expected? Marvel does like to set the stage for its heroes before they show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Thor and Captain America were teased in the Iron Man films, while Avengers: Age of Ultron was giving Wakanda a shout out a full year before Black Panther appeared in Captain America: Civil War. Today’s Nerdist News is laying odds on when and where we’ll see Captain Marvel before her film hits theaters.
Join guest host Amy “Noh-Varr” Vorpahl as she runs down the recent rumors about Larson making an appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp. While it’s true the first Ant-Man had the Winter Soldier and Captain America in its end credits scene, it also had the Falcon as the connection between that moment and Ant-Man himself. It’s hard to see how Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel could fit into the movie unless she appears alongside a CGI de-aged Michael Douglas in another Hank Pym flashback.
If Captain Marvel isn’t coming to Ant-Man and the Wasp, then the only other option is a cameo on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.…don’t worry, we’re kidding. If it’s gonna happen, look for it in Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo brothers have said up and down Captain Marvel isn’t going to be in their next movie. But isn’t that what they should say if they want to leave it as a surprise?
Here’s how we think it will play out: Captain Marvel won’t appear in Infinity War until one of the post-credit scenes. That way, her onscreen debut could be a special moment and it may even set the stage for the still untitled Avengers 4. We already know Larson is on board for that one.
Where do you think Captain Marvel will make her MCU debut? Let us know in the comment section below!
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