Obviously spoilers lie ahead as we talk about the Avengers: Infinity War post credits scene and what it means for the future…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
If you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War, you’re either reading this out of your own free will knowing there are massive spoilers that lie ahead or you’re just a sadist who wants to know everything before going to the theater.
Either way, it goes without saying SPOILERS LIE AHEAD…
At the end of Avengers: Infinity War after Thanos gained the sixth and final infinity stone, he was able to carry out his ultimate plan to wipe out half of life in the universe.
That means the end of the movie played out like a rapture with several notable stars being whisked away like dandelion spores in the wind. Black Panther, the Winter Soldier, Star-Lord, Drax, Mantis, Doctor Strange and a heartbreaking goodbye from Spider-Man as he turned to dust in Tony Stark’s arms.
Following the grim conclusion to the movie, a post credits scene rolled at the very end with the return of Nick Fury and Agent Maria Hill, who haven’t been seen much since S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded.
Fury and Agent Hill are driving in New York City when the former S.H.I.E.L.D. commander asks if there’s been any update on Tony Stark’s location. A worldwide search has returned nothing but before they can do anything else, their SUV slams into another car crossing the street. Agent Hill goes to check on the people in the other car but when she looks inside, there’s no one there.
A moment later, Agent Hill begins to turn to ash and dust as Fury is shocked to see what’s happening in front of him as a result of Thanos’ wiping out half the universe’s population.
Fury then pulls a pager from his belt to press a button before he also turns to dust — while uttering the phrase ‘motherfu…’ just before he disappears.
When the pager falls to the ground, a flashing light is seen and a symbol appears on the screen.
It’s a symbol belonging to Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.
By now everybody should know that Academy Award winner Brie Larson is playing Captain Marvel in the new movie from Marvel due out on March 8, 2019. The timing is purposeful because Captain Marvel is an origin story set in the early 1990’s when Nick Fury still had both eyes and Phil Coulson was very much alive (disregarding Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for now) and Carol Danvers battles against a shape-shifting group of aliens known as Skrulls.
That Captain Marvel origin story will undoubtedly explain how Carol Danvers got her powers and then disappeared for the past 20 plus years. Following that movie’s release, the next film from Marvel will be the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War due out on May 3 that will wrap up this epic battle against Thanos.
While there is one more Marvel movie due out later this year — Ant-Man and the Wasp — that won’t directly tie into Avengers: Infinity War because the lead characters weren’t even in the first film. That means Captain Marvel will ultimately play as one part origin story and likely one part prequel to what will unfold when the character finally makes an even bigger splash in the follow up to Avengers: Infinity War in 2019!