This post contains major spoilers from Avengers: Infinity War, consider yourself warned.
Usually, in the Marvel cinematic universe, you could take out the post-credit scenes or mid-credit tags, and it wouldn’t affect the preceding movie much – if at all. But, when it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, that is not the case. The film ends on a dreary note, but for those who sit and wait for the post-credit scene, they get a glimmer of hope.
In Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), and just about every other MCU hero assemble to defend the universe from Thanos (Josh Brolin) who is attempting to collect all the Infinity Stones. But, the good guys end up failing, and Thanos gets all six gems. He then uses the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of the population in the universe along with many of our heroes.
So, the movie ends with the surviving Avengers and Guardians suffering a defeat while Thanos returns to his home planet, which is the first time a Marvel movie has ended with a villain’s victory.
But, there is still hope, because in the post-credit scene, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are driving through a city that descends into chaos as Thanos’ purge claims its victims. The two former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are not safe, but they do manage to get a message out asking for help. As Fury vaporizes, his pager falls to the ground, and then a star logo flashes on the screen that lets fans know a new hero got the message. But, we are going to have to wait a year to meet him (or her).
That star logo is not a secret. Comic book fans know it belongs to Captain Marvel – also known as Carol Danvers – and Oscar winner Brie Larson will be making her debut as the character next spring. But, it will not be alongside the Avengers, at least not right away. Danvers will debut in the film Captain Marvel which will take place in the 1990s, before the first Iron Man movie.
Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8, 2019, and Avengers 4 will follow on May 3, 2019.
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For those in the know, Captain Marvel has insanely strong powers and can mess with time, perhaps she is the key to bring back the Avengers who perished?
As for Avengers: Infinity War, it opened with the second-largest domestic first day in history and earned $106 million. It placed between Star Wars: The Force Awakens (number one) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (number three).
Over the entire weekend, Infinity War blew past The Force Awakens to become the largest opening weekend of all time with $250 million domestically and more than $630 million worldwide.