How ‘Captain Marvel’ Credits Scenes Set Up the Future and Fill in the Past of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

/Film | 3/8/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Captain Marvel is in theaters this weekend, and it’s the last Marvel Studios movie before Avengers: Endgame arrives late next month. Fans are anxious to see how this movie sets up the next assembly of The Avengers, especially considering how the team was disastrously impacted by the mighty snap of Thanos at the end of Infinity War. So it should come as no surprise that one of the Captain Marvel credits scenes perfectly sets up the return of Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame. Meanwhile, the other one fills in one of the gaps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a funny gag. So let’s dive into both below, but obviously, beware of spoilers.

Captain Marvel is primarily concerned with giving the titular character a proper introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and showing why she’ll be such a big help to The Avengers when they decide to take on Thanos again. But it also needs to set up her return to Earth after leaving at the end of the movie to help the rest of the galaxy.

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The credits scene for Avengers: Infinity War already showed us that Nick Fury had a special pager that allowed him to contact Captain Marvel in case of emergencies. Since losing half of the universe’s living creatures is a pretty damn big emergency, he activated the pager just before he turned to dust after Thanos’s big snap. The first Captain Marvel credits scene picks up after that.

The scene begins with a close-up on the aforementioned pager that Nick Fury activated, and the lights on it turn off. It’s now situated at Avengers headquarters in upstate New York, where the surviving members of the team are monitoring the loss of life through their own computer system. It’s a real doom and gloom situation that Captain America (Chris...
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