WARNING SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL AHEAD
During Avengers Infinity War’s end credits scene, Nick Fury managed to use his 1990s pager to contact Captain Marvel before turning to dust. Now Captain Marvel has been released fans have discovered how Nick Fury ended up with the device, which Carol Danvers upgraded for him at the end of the 1995 set movie. Before heading off back into space, she told him if he ever needed her help again, then he could contact her with it.
And in the Captain Marvel mid-credits scene we see the survivors at Avengers HQ had somehow acquired it and hoped someone would get the signal before Carol suddenly appears in front of them asking for the whereabouts of Nick Fury.
Fans have since pointed out that it seems very odd that even though the Earth has been in peril many times over the last 24 years, Fury didn’t contact her.
Slash Film asked Marvel boss Kevin Feige about this supposed plot hole in a recent interview.
He said: “Well, I’d say two things.”
Feige continued: “One, she does say it’s gotta be a real emergency, right? Yeah…
“The other thing I’d say is how do you know he never hit it?
“How do we know he never pushed it before?
“We’ve never seen him push it before. That doesn’t mean he never did.”
With 13 years in-between Captain Marvel and Iron Man, it’s hypothetically possible that Fury did press it and Carol returned to Earth to save the planet once again.
Certainly, this would be an obvious plot device for Captain Marvel 2 unless the sequel is set in the present like Captain America: The First Avenger.
Whatever the case, hopefully, more will be revealed in Avengers Endgame next month.
Captain Marvel is out now and Avengers Endgame will be released in UK cinemas on April 25, 2019.