Captain Marvel: What Does The Ending Really Mean?

Welcome to the MCU, Carol Danvers.

Captain Marvel Ending
Marvel Studios

Some 11 months after Nick Fury paged her in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel has arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although before she can help deal with Thanos and the Decimation, there's her own origin story to sort out first.

Captain Marvel takes us back to the 1990s - 1995, to be specific - which is a simpler period for the MCU: a time before Iron Man and the Avengers, when Captain America was still on ice, and a fall from space crash-landed in Blockbuster Video rather than the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Captain Marvel doesn't particularly break the mould in the MCU, but it also doesn't really need to. It's a strong, if flawed, introduction to the character, and the ending means Carol Danvers is only going to go higher, further, faster baby.

Warning: contains major spoilers for all of Captain Marvel.


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.