Explaining the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Credits Scene

If you are a humanoid and live on any planet resembling Earth, chances are you have seen Avengers: Infinity War by now. Now, walking out of that same movie, you may have questions. Is Doctor Strange playing the long game? Why isn’t that trailer shot of everyone running in Wakanda in the movie? Where’s Hawkeye?

All good questions. But most importantly, as usual, with every new Marvel Studios movie comes new post-credits scenes – you know, those scenes everyone patiently waits for and only some fans understand –  and you may be wondering, “What really is going on?”

Well, we’ve got you covered. Luckily, we only have one scene to unpack.

Calling In a Favor

Source: Marvel Unlimited (cover). Captain Marvel #10. Art by Joe Quinones & Jordie Bellaire.

Our scene starts after the fateful Snappening, and panic is setting in as half the universe’s population is crumbling to dust. Former S.H.I.E.L.D. higher-ups Nick Fury and Maria Hill are making their way through traffic when they notice something is wrong. Hill starts to voice her concern when she fades away. Fury begins to fade away as well, prompting him to let out Samuel L. Jackson’s favorite compound word, but not before he pages someone on an old beeper. The screen has a golden star and the screen glows blue and red.

If you didn’t guess the hero based on the color scheme, I can’t blame you. Captain America? Spider-Man? Superman? These are actually the colors of Marvel’s newest not-newest hero, Captain Marvel (coming to theaters after Ant-Man and the Wasp). Captain Marvel’s movie – starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers herself – is set to take place in the early 90’s with a young Nick Fury and young Phil

Coulson, and features the Captain taking on the alien Kree-Skrull War. Infused with alien DNA, Captain Marvel is considered by some to be the strongest hero in the universe.

Now, think about it this way: We had aliens invade New York. We had Ultron drop a city from the sky. Zemo split the Avengers apart. And so far, Nick Fury has never decided they needed to bring in the big guns yet. Damn, Carol must pack a serious punch.

Marvel Studios’ next outing in theaters is Ant-Man and the Wasp, coming next month, followed by Captain Marvel early next year.

If you want to keep up on the TV side, you can catch up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s newest season, or check out the brand new Cloak & Dagger – currently airing now on Thursdays on Freeform – or binge Luke Cage‘s sophomore season later this month!


Author: Jesse "The Clairvoyant" Rolufs

Film star. Chemical engineer. Dancer. Comedian. I am none of these things. What I am, however, is a huge geek hailing from the frigid wastes of western Canada. I couldn’t even tell you when it started - I’m told the first words out of my mouth were “I swing my +2 DEX war axe and attack the dragon.” My name is Jesse (also known as “The Clairvoyant”) and I am a big nerd when it comes to video games, board games, movies, anime, TV, RPGs - and I am possibly the one of the world leading experts on comic books, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Joss Whedon. You can find me on twitter as @JesseRolufs. Don’t be afraid to check out my informative Joss Whedon-themed podcast @whedoncast, and my hilarious bargain-bin-movie-bashing podcast @BlindBuy!

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