Biggest Unanswered Questions In Captain Marvel
- Published: 09 March 2019
- Captain Marvel is the introduction of the the most powerful hero in the MCU to date. It involves a complex web of characters new and old, and it's also a semi-prequel set in the '90s, which means there are a lot of questions left largely unexplored. Be warned, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.
Captain Marvel gives us yet another wrinkle in the history of the Tesseract, the first Infinity Stone to make its way to Earth. We knew that the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Space Stone, was found by HYDRA in the 1940s, recovered by SHIELD after Captain America's disappearance, and then stolen by Loki in the 2010s.
Now, we know that Dr. Wendy Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, was a gifted Kree scientist who used the Tesseract as part of her work on Project Pegasus, using it to power a lightspeed engine before her death sometime around the late '80s.
In the six years between Mar-Vell's death and the rise of Carol Danvers as a superhero, the Tesseract apparently just sat hidden in her cloaked, orbiting lab, which raises a few questions. She was presumably allowed the use of it by S.H.I.E.L.D., so why didn't SHIELD come looking for it when she died? How could something so important go missing for so long?
One of the standout stars of Captain Marvel is Goose, Mar-Vell's quote unquote cat. By the end of the film, it's revealed that Goose is a Flerken, an alien species that looks like an Earth feline on the outside, but also packs deadly tentacles and the ability to consume objects several times its size.
During the film's climactic moments, Goose devours several Kree warriors, intimidates other aliens, and even eats the Tesseract so Fury won't have to touch it. Because we know what happens when the wrong people touch Infinity Stones.
Then, in the post-credits scene, we see Goose hwark the Infinity Stone up onto Fury's desk and back into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. Is Goose still hanging around the MCU somewhere? We may never know, but Goose and Fury seem like good pals. Keep watching the video to hear more of the biggest unanswered questions in Captain Marvel.
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The Tesseract chain of custody | 0:18
A loyal pet's future | 1:12
The rise of Fury | 2:08
Ronan's ambition | 2:53
Korath's future | 3:48
The heroic Rambeaus | 4:32
A Skrull empire | 5:13
The fate of Yon-Rogg | 6:15
The implications of power | 6:57