Despite opening to relatively strong reviews last Thursday, Marvel Studios' latest offering, Captain Marvel, is currently experiencing some criticism for its supposedly lacklustre post-credits scene.
The sequence in question features Goose, a Flerken who had previously consumed the Tesseract while aboard Mar-Vell's vessel, coughing up the Cosmic Cube like a hairball in Nick Fury's office. People dislike this because we're not allowed nice things, obviously.
However, in a conversation with Empire, Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck revealed that they almost had something very different in mind:
"There was an idea on the table about having Jude Law […] emerge from his pod on Sakaar... and then have him look around and see the Devil's Anus behind him and wonder, 'Where the hell am I?'"
Needless to say, the prospect of Marvel Studios returning to Thor: Ragnarok's gladiatorial planet is one most fans would lap up in an instant. The location was one of the most vibrant seen in the MCU to date, and with the likes of Beta Ray Bill having fought on the planet long ago (at least if that statue is anything to go by), the door is certainly open to Jude Law's Yon-Rogg having fought there as well.
It's worth mentioning though that Empire state this was an "early concept" and nothing more. Still, it's nice to contemplate what could've been, with the thought of Rogg getting tormented by Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster an equally compelling concept to entertain.