Captain Marvel Stargazing

Doctor Strange hit theatres just this past weekend. Like all of its Marvel Cinematic Universe predecessors, it beat expectations and grabbed the #1 spot pretty handily.

By the by, there are possible spoilers ahead, though none of them are very life-changing or Earth-shattering. But, if you haven’t seen the film, just, you know, be wary.

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While the film did a wonderful job of creating the weird, mystical world that Doctor Strange inhabits, it also started laying the ground work, ever-so-subtly, for the films of Marvel Phase Three. One of those films is Captain Marvel, which will star Brie Larson in the titular role. However, the Easter Egg was very subtle and not explicit in any way and, in all reality, doesn’t seem to have anything to do with her comic book origin.

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The part in question is what causes the Dr. Stephen Strange’s terrible car accident. As he looks at an X-Ray on his phone, instead of paying attention to the road, he careens into another car and spins out of control. Apparently, that X-Ray is of Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel.

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In the film, the patient is described as having an electronic implant in her brain to help control her Schizophrenia and it’s malfunctioning due to being hit by lightning.

Empire Online asked director Scott Derrickson about this rumor. His answer —

“All I can is…maybe. That one, you’re going to have to wait and see…”

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Director Scott Derrickson on set. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Soooooo… yes?

Like for reals, that sounds like a yes, right?

Like, there’s no confirmation of the rumor, but the lack of outright denial leaves that door so coyly wide open that it suggests a very strong affirmative.

At least for now. Captain Marvel doesn’t hit our screens until 2019, so there’s still plenty of time for Marvel to change their minds on this particular origin.

 

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Matt Key is a writer/producer/performer living in Los Angeles.

He has two cats and knows all things about Doctor Strange but little else.
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