Captain Marvel: Missed opportunity introducing Secret Invasion


Captain Marvel is currently on pace to give Disney and Marvel Studios their seventh billion-dollar film, however, the movie is not without its flaws. Spoilers are ahead.

Captain Marvel is a wonderful movie. It finally brings female empowerment to the forefront of superhero-blockbuster movies and Brie Larson’s portrayal of the heroine perfectly embodies the character. Where the movie lacks in storytelling, the action certainly makes up for it. Even the lack of detail about the Kree-Skrull War can be overlooked, but the plot hole surrounding Nick Fury needs to fixed.

Back in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nick Fury and Steve Rogers were having a heated discussion which Fury revealed last time he trusted someone he lost an eye. Fast forward or go back in time to Captain Marvel and it is shown that Fury loses his eye after it being scratched out by Goose. Really? He trusted a cat or, I guess, a Flerkin.

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Marvel Studios really dropped the ball on this one and created a plot hole by doing so. When Fury was sworn in as Director of SHIELD, he had both eyes, however in Captain Marvel, Fury loses his eye in 1995. Of course, Marvel can simply say he had a prosthetic eye during the time he was sworn in. The box of eyes given to Fury by Coulson at the end of the movie will give credibility to that claim. Although if that was the case, it would feel like Marvel missed an opportunity to give great context to the situation.

Prior to the release of Captain Marvel, fans assume that since the Kree-Skrull War would be a big part of the movie then a Skrull must have taken the body of someone that Fury trusted and that would be the cause of him losing his eye. It would only make sense. It would have even been a great post-credit scene to start the secret invasion. Instead, the Skrulls were painted as refugees just fighting for a home. The plot-twist was a nice take, but there could have been a way to still give Fury a better scene, humanize the Skrulls and introduce the secret invasion.

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Perhaps Captain Marvel 2 will continue the story of the Kree-Skrull war and answer the questions left unanswered by Marvel’s newest franchise. Hopefully, Nick Fury and the secret invasion are given proper context to make Captain Marvel even better.