Five years after being officially announced and Captain Marvel has finally landed in cinemas.
As with every Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment, there are the usual post-credits scenes: one midway through the credits and one towards the end.
But what exactly do they both mean? Look no further as we explain the implications of both.
**Warning: Spoilers for Captain Marvel ahead**
Still here? Then you’ve seen Brie Larson’s superhero blast through an entire Kree fleet and save the Earth from almost being invaded by the Accusers. Captain Marvel, or Vers, then decides to travel with the Kree to make sure they find safety in space.
That’s not the last we see of Carol Danvers on Earth though. During the post-credits scene, we see Nick Fury’s pager – that same pager established during Captain Marvel and pictured during the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene – now at the Avengers facility with Captain America, Black Widow, Bruce Banner and War Machine.
Fury had been attempting to contact someone and the gang are keeping the pager powered, hoping someone responds. Suddenly, the pager goes blank.
“I thought we bypassed the battery,” Steve Rogers says, to which Rhodey replies: “Well, we did. It’s still plugged in, just stopped.”
Black Widow responds: ”I want to know who’s on the end of that thing.” Then, BAM, Captain Marvel appears behind Natasha, and asks: ”Where’s Fury?”
Turns out Captain Marvel was – surprise - at the other end of the pager all along and she survived Thanos’s snap. Has this scene been taken straight out of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame? There’s been confirmation regarding the matter. However, with Carol Danvers on Earth, theorists who thought a character was edited out of the trailer could have been right all along.
The second end-credits scene is less revealing. The scene depicts the SHIELD base as empty, with 1995’s Fury seemingly out on a mission. However, the cat/Flerkin named Goose then walks on screen and coughs up a hairball. A second later, something else comes out: the Tesseract.
We already knew Fury gets his hands on the Tesseract again, as the Infinity Stone plays a huge part in the first Avengers film. Of course, Fury does not know that the blue cube is an Infinity Stone...
Captain Marvel is in cinemas now. Read everything we know about Avengers: Endgame here.
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