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Where Does Captain Marvel Fit in the Marvel Movies?

Captain Marvel is a recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but her importance in the franchise cannot be underestimated. She was introduced in her own solo movie in 2019, and has since then appeared in Avengers: Endgame. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at where Captain Marvel fits into the larger narrative of the Marvel movies.

Origins of Captain Marvel

Before we dive into her role in the MCU, let’s take a quick look at Captain Marvel’s origins. In the comics, there have been several characters who have taken up the mantle of Captain Marvel over the years. However, for the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on Carol Danvers – the current Captain Marvel in the MCU.

Carol Danvers made her first appearance as a supporting character in 1968’s ‘Marvel Super-Heroes #13’. She was initially introduced as an officer in the United States Air Force and served as a love interest for Mar-Vell – another character who has held the title of Captain Marvel. It wasn’t until 1977 that Carol Danvers became Ms. Marvel with her own solo series.

Captain Marvel in the MCU

In the MCU, Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) made her first appearance as Captain Marvel in 2019’s self-titled movie ‘Captain Marvel’. The movie takes place mostly during the 1990s and follows Carol’s journey to discovering her true identity and powers. We also learn about her past and how she became involved with an alien race called Kree.

The events of ‘Captain Marvel’ set up some key elements that would come into play later on in the MCU. For example, we learn about Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as how he came up with the idea for The Avengers Initiative. We also get a better understanding of the Kree-Skrull War, which becomes important in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame

Captain Marvel’s next appearance in the MCU was in ‘Avengers: Endgame’. The movie takes place after the events of ‘Infinity War’ and sees the remaining Avengers trying to undo the damage caused by Thanos. Captain Marvel plays a crucial role in helping them do that.

At the beginning of ‘Endgame’, we see Carol rescue Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) from space. Later on, she joins forces with the Avengers to try and retrieve the Infinity Stones from different points in time. Her immense powers prove to be valuable during the final battle against Thanos.

The Future of Captain Marvel

So where does Captain Marvel fit into the future of the MCU? While there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, it’s safe to assume that she will play a key role in Phase 4 and beyond. In fact, a sequel to her solo movie has been confirmed for release in 2022.

There are also rumors that she might take over as leader of The Avengers now that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark are no longer part of the team. Whatever her future holds, it’s clear that Captain Marvel is an important part of the MCU and will continue to be for years to come.

  • Conclusion:

Captain Marvel has quickly become a fan favorite since her introduction into the MCU. Her solo movie provided us with important backstory about her character and set up key elements for later movies.

Her role in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ proved just how powerful she is and hinted at what’s to come in Phase 4. With a sequel already announced, it’s clear that Captain Marvel is here to stay and will continue to be a vital part of the Marvel movies.