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Here's why Nick Fury called Captain Marvel

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Nov 11, 2019, 2:54 PM EST (Updated)

The biggest and best hope for the Avengers in the current MCU canon is Captain Marvel, who Nick Fury beeped as a last resort before being snapped into nothingness by Thanos at the end of Infinity War. But why exactly did he wait so long and decide to give her the call then? Thanks to new comic from the company behind it all, fans will start seeing some answers to their questions.

Captain Marvel Prelude #1 is here to bridge the gap between the hero’s first on-screen adventure and the present time, spanning between Age of Ultron, Civil War, and Infinity War with some familiar faces as guides. In an interview with Marvel, fittingly enough, the comic’s writer Will Corona Pilgrim spoke about the secrets at stake in the run.

The first issue will flesh out the behind-the-scenes work of Fury and Maria Hill while the Avengers were out beating each other up and generally getting into trouble. “I wanted to know what the two of them had been up to post-Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more importantly, post-Captain America: Civil War,” Corona Pilgrim said.

A little help from Civil War and Infinity War co-writer Stephen McFeely explained how the pair would fit into “the Rogers v. Stark argument.” Fury is “a form of parental figure for the Avengers who’s trying to get his kids to play nice for the good of the whole family (and in this case, the world).” But when it comes time to win the Infinity War?

“Carol’s the biggest gun you’ve got and Fury’s never one to waste a silver bullet,” Corona Pilgrim said, “so if he’s finally making that call after all this time and after all he’s faced alongside the Avengers, then he’s truly seeing the situation as a last resort.” That means Carol Danvers might not be too keen on being brought to the forefront of the action, but it also means that the world might not have a choice.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019 while the comic is out today.

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