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Trust the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) writers to stay true to the needs of the fandom. Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely finally revealed why the film's post-credits scene teased Captain Marvel, and not Ant-Man. Even though Ant-Man and The Wasp is the next MCU outing, releasing this July.
Marvel-head or not, you probably know all about the post-credits thing. The film ends and some people (read: newbs) actually leave the theatre, because, "look the film is over, they are rolling the credits!" But the MCU post-credit scenes usually feature some solid clues about the next film of the franchise.
The last MCU film was of course Avengers: Infinity War and the next one is Ant-Man and The Wasp. But Infinity War teased the arrival of Captain America aka Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) in its post-credits, and not Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). And there is a reason for that.
You probably know by now that Infinity War was basically a bloodbath — without actual blood — because Thanos straight up decimated our superhero squad with his finger snap. The film not only had a gruesome end, but did away with many Avengers like Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Black Panther, and... we can't go on anymore.
The writers revealed that the ending of the Avengers: Infinity War needed hope. Enter: MCU's first solo female superhero Captain Marvel.
"When you end it like that, there aren't too many extra places you can go. A lot of the time, Marvel's tags have pointed to the next movie coming or something like that. Well the next movie coming is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which by the nature of that franchise is light-hearted. You don't wanna go, 'But meanwhile! Remember Paul Rudd? Still adorable!' Tonally everything was wrong," Markus told Collider.
"We wanted to give a bit of hope to people. And that was the best chance we had," said McFeely. At the end of Infinity War, as S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury and Maria Hill disintegrate. But Fury manages to send a signal to Captain Marvel, who acknowledges the transmission, as her star insignia is shown on the transmitter.
It is known by now that Captain Marvel will play a crucial role in Avengers 4, as she will work with the surviving Avengers to bring back the dead ones.
The Captain Marvel solo film is scheduled to release on March 2019, while Avengers 4 will be out on May 2019.