Minor spoilers for Infinity War can be found in the intro to this story!
Now that Avengers: Infinity War has finally debuted in theaters, audiences all around the world finally know that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is on the way. Thanks to the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, the big guess seems to be that she will show up to save the day in Avengers 4; however, we will get our first good look at the badass Marvel heroine when Captain Marvel premieres next year. In fact, not only will Carol Danvers get a chance to take center stage in the movie, but she will bring an assortment of fan-favorites with her, such as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg).
With that said, the fact that so many classic Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes are returning leaves us wondering what other Marvel personalities could show up when Captain Marvel debuts on March 8, 2019. On that note, we've put together a list of familiar faces that we want to see. Now, let's get things started with one of the most beloved (and dearly-departed) heroes from the Guardians of the Galaxy corner of the MCU.
When it comes to notable (and downright tragic) deaths in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the demise of Michael Rooker's Yondu in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 easily stands out as one of the most heart-wrenching of the bunch. Nevertheless, the character has a long history in the years leading up to the Guardians films, and a movie like Captain Marvel could easily allow the MCU to capitalize on his popularity. We know that Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) was abducted by Yondu and his band of Ravagers in the late 1980s, and if Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, then it's entirely possible that we could see Carol Danvers run into Yondu (and possibly even a young Star-Lord) at some point in her travels through the cosmos.
We know that Captain Marvel will take place in the 1990s, but we don't know exactly what year that it will take place just yet. As we learned in Captain America: Civil War, Howard Stark (John Slattery) was alive until 1991 when Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) hunted him down and killed him on a secluded country road. If Captain Marvel takes place before 1992, then there's a solid chance that Stark could play a prominent role in the overarching story. Beyond that, even if the main story takes place after the death of the elder Stark, it's still possible that he could show up in a flashback sequence, a dream sequence, or even archive footage -- not unlike how he appeared with his secret message during the events of Iron Man 2.