Warning: this post contains spoilers about the Captain Marvel movie.
Despite being the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has been active since 2008 with the debut of Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr., Captain Marvel’s introduction film to the studios goes back to the 90s to tell how human pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) has turned into a superhero and ends up revealing information about the origin of the Avengers Initiative, led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
When she was subjected to an explosion that gave her superpowers, Carol ends up losing her memory and goes by the name of Vers, being led to a life as an intergalactic warrior. When she accidentally lands on Earth after a failed mission, she is faced with possible answers to a question that she didn’t even know existed: who is she really?
His path is crossed by Nick Fury, agent of SHIELD, and by the still new agent Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who until then were unaware of the possibility that alien lives might not actually exist, such as putting the lives of earthlings at risk. Initially incredulous, they join forces with the heroine in a mutual aid and, after his departure to continue his fight for the galaxy, leaves Nick Fury worried about the possibility of further inter-world attacks.
Convinced that only normal agents would not be able to face future alien attacks, he begins a project to recruit more heroes like Carol: people with superpowers who can help make the Earth a safer place. Then comes the Protectors Initiative, which changes its name after Fury finds out that Carol, during her life on Earth, was an avenger. The Avengers Initiative has started and the rest of the other twenty films have already counted.
Captain Marvel’s introduction to the MCU is of paramount importance for the continuity of the films, since the character is confirmed to appear in Avengers: Endgame and give “a helping hand” to the already known studio heroes.
While the release of the fourth Avengers film does not arrive, expected for April 25, you can already check out the Captain’s solo debut in theaters, available in Brazilian sessions since last Thursday, March 7.
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