Avengers: Endgame fans claim to have spotted a clue within the film that could give an insight into the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The latest Avengers movie, which was released last week (April 25), marked the end of the current generation of the MCU. Following its release, fans have been eagerly unpicking scenes for hints of what could happen next.
After some claimed to have worked out the universe’s next villain, another superfan has taken to Reddit to share yet another theory.
During one of Endgame‘s final scenes, the user noticed a familiar face in the background at Peter Parker’s school. The fan claimed that the administrator who is greeting students is played by the actor Ben Mendelsohn, who also portrayed Captain Marvel‘s shapeshifting Talos.
“I had to see the movie twice to make sure I wasn’t losing my mind,” they said of clocking the character. They added: “This HAD to be intentional, and sets up for a Secret Invasion/Wars plotline in future phases.”
In response, one fan suggested in the comments that Mendelsohn’s subtle role in Endgame could be the set-up for Secret Invasion plots in future MCU instalments. Others reasoned that the Skrulls were depicted as more like a band of refugees in Captain Marvel, rather than the evil shape-shifting alien versions from the original comics.
In a five-star review of Avengers: Endgame, NME said: “It is an astonishing action movie, with a final hour that keeps ratcheting up the crowd-pleasing sequences in a mega-battle filled with so many characters that we should probably take a moment to give thanks to the poor people who had to coordinate the schedules of countless A-listers.”