Why Captain Marvel Is Important To The Third Phase Of MARVEL’s Cinematic Universe

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Why Captain Marvel Is Important To The Third Phase Of MARVEL’s Cinematic Universe
Captain Marvel-Carol Danvers. Official MARVEL Website/Captain Marvel

There is no doubt in the minds of fans and comic book aficionados that one of the most important and pivotal upcoming movies for the MARVEL Cinematic Universe’s Third Phase involves a superhero that not only has her own book, but also has been part of teams such as the Guardians of the Galaxy, and is still, until now, an Avenger. However, it is still yet to be seen how Carol Danvers, or Captain Marvel will figure in the upcoming “Avengers” movies, “Avengers: Infinity War I & II,” but it does seem likely  that she will be a key figure in everything, and might even lead the Avengers, just as she did before. Read on to learn more about why Captain Marvel is so important to the Third Phase of the Cinematic Universe, and as to why the captain might actually lead her own team.

Captain Marvel, or Colonel Carol Susan Jane Danvers, according to MARVEL’s  official website, is a highly skilled pilot in the United States Air Force, for those who may not know, became a superhero after she was caught in the explosion of the destruction of a Kree device named the Psyche-Magnitron during a showdown between the Kree villain Yon-Rogg, and the Kree superhero known as Captain Mar-Vell. Carol had known Mar-Vell’s human identity as he worked on the Air Force base with her, and tried to save her from the explosion by flying her away from the area. However, in the process, Mar-Vell dies, and Carol absorbs his Kree physiology, thus making her into a superhero.

As a powered being, Carol can fly, and is very strong and durable and can shoot bursts of energy from her hands.

She was known by different aliases, such as Ms. Marvel, a moniker she had when she led the Mighty Avengers, and it was Captain America who recently advised her to take on the mantle of Mar-Vell as Captain Marvel.

The wonderful thing about Carol is that she immediately allows elements of the cosmic Marvel universe to arrive with her, as she is an Earth bound hero with cosmic powers, and a cosmic origin story, which makes her a perfect fit for the Third Phase, which will introduce another cosmic hero, Dr. Stephen Strange, and since the “Infinity War”, is cosmic in nature.

The cosmic universe, according to Den of Geek, is something that MARVEL has been planning from the very beginning, as the Infinity Gems, the Infinity Gauntlet, and the cosmic titan Thanos, have from the very beginning been teased throughout the cinematic universe’s first and second phases.

With regards to Carol’s placement in the MARVEL universe, Movie Pilot mentioned that MARVEL does have a habit of featuring heroes briefly in big event movies, such as introducing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man before his feature films, and then create an origin film for that character, which is probably what fans are going to see in “Avengers: Infinity War I,” with regards to the Black Panther and Carol Danvers whose movies are strategically placed in between the release dates of the “Infinity War” movies.

With everything that is just over the horizon for the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, the Third Phase might be a good time to introduce a new team, with Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Carol Danvers. Either of these three, might be able to lead the Avengers in the future, except for the fact that in the comics, Strange prefers to keep himself not as the primary leader, and T’Challa is usually more concerned about his own kingdom, Wakanda.

Carol then might just be a good choice to lead the Avengers against Thanos and his forces, especially as the cosmic realm is very much in her turf. Also, another factor that might be considered is that aside from being a cosmic powered superhero, Carol, at her very core, is a born leader, thanks to her being part of the military.

Now, why are these characters being considered if there already is a current roster?

According to Den of Geek and Movie Pilot, some of the original Avengers might not be around, as in the aftermath of “Civil War” and “Ragnarok,” Captain America might die, and the Asgardians might be off the table for good, with Tony Stark may be leading S.H.I.E.L.D. as its director.

Thus, the Cinematic Universe would need a brand new set of heroes, and Carol looks like she’s ready for the job that Captain America had for so long.

Do you think that Captain Marvel might lead the Avengers in the second installment of “Avengers: Infinity War”? Do you think that Carol Danvers will have an important role to play in the future of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And those were all the theories pointing at why Captain Marvel might lead the Avengers in the future, and why she is an integral part of the third phase of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe. For more news and updates on MARVEL’s “Captain Marvel” or MARVEL’s “Avengers: Infinity War I & II”, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

MARVEL’s “Avengers: Infinity War I” is slated to premiere on May 4, 2018.

MARVEL’s “Captain Marvel” is slated to premiere on November 2, 2018.

MARVEL’s “Avengers: Infinity War II” is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.

Photo Source: Official MARVEL Website/Captain Marvel

About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.