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Captain Marvel won't be making her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe until her solo movie premieres in a few months, but we got an epic tease of her arrival last year in the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War. Featured in the post-credits, while there was incredible devastation happening all around on Earth, Nick Fury was able to send off a timely page to a potential savior, Carol Danvers, moments before his death.
We will get to see how the consequences of that scene will play out later this year when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, but should fans expect to learn anything more about it in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Captain Marvel? It's still a big hanging question, but producer Jonathan Schwartz had this to say when asked about it on set:
I think it's a combination of things. I think we will understand over the course of these movies why Fury makes the decisions that he does. He's always a mysterious guy, and he always has his own reasons, but hopefully we can clarify some of that for the audience.
Last summer I joined a small group of journalists to visit the set of Captain Marvel when it was still filming in Los Angeles, and it was at the very start of the day that we got to sit down with Jonathan Schwartz and get the basics of what to expect during the day. Naturally, one subject that came up was Nick Fury's pager (Avengers: Infinity War had been released about one month prior), and while the filmmaker didn't provide an entirely straight answer, he did offer one suggesting some interesting possibilities.
There has been a lot of speculation about Nick Fury's special 90s-era messaging device, and the assumption at large is that Fury set it up as a line of communication between himself and Captain Marvel just in case of a world-ending emergency that required her assistance (and it's specially outfitted with technology that gives it some extreme range). This in mind, one would think that a scene involving a discussion about the pager would be included in Captain Marvel, but that hasn't been entirely confirmed yet. At the very least Jonathan Schwartz's comments make it sound like it's something we could get to see.
It is worth noting that we do know there will be at least one pager featured in Marvel Studios' first female-led blockbuster. Nick Fury is briefly shown using and then holstering one of the devices in the first trailer for the movie, which debuted back in the fall. And for what it's worth, if you compare the below screenshot with the one above, you'll probably notice that they seem to be the same make and model.
All of this is a bit vague right now, but Marvel fans can breathe easy knowing that 2019 will be the year that all pressing Captain Marvel questions will be addressed. First we have the solo feature arriving in theaters on March 8th, and then Avengers: Endgame will be dropping into cinemas nationwide on April 26th. Needless to say, we'll have plenty more coverage of both titles coming your way in the next few months here on CinemaBlend.