Possible spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and speculation for Captain Marvel ahead. Who’s the captain now? If you watched the post-credits scene in Avengers: Infinity War, you know it’s Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). In that scene, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Colbie Smulders) find themselves in the middle of the Thanos-sparked chaos as half the universe’s population disappears. Fury manages to use his pager and apparently sends a message to Captain Marvel just as he, too, disappears into dust. So it would seem she’s got an important role to play in Avengers 4, possibly saving the universe. Captain Marvel? Not exactly the best-known superhero ever. But if she’s going to get that kind of post-credits attention, fans had best brush up on her dossier before her film comes out. Who is Captain Marvel? You can dive deep into her background and history with this explainer.) A short version: This iteration of the character, Carol Danvers, was created in 1968, and was an Air Force pilot, CIA agent, security director for NASA and writer. She’s also struggled with alcohol, like Iron Man Tony Stark, and her personal battles were depicted in numerous comic-book issues. Her superpowers came from a Kree alien named Mar-vell, the original Captain Marvel, and include flight, super strength, the ability to absorb and use energy, and to shoot energy blasts and lasers from her hands. Numerous characters have taken on the Captain Marvel name, and even DC Comics has had an (unrelated) Captain Marvel… [Read full story]
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