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The MCU’s Dead Will Return in ‘Captain Marvel’

Who could all show up in the next prequel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? 
Agent Coulson
By  · Published on March 26th, 2018

Who could all show up in the next prequel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Filming has begun on Captain Marvel. To announce the endeavor, Marvel Studios has unveiled a behind-the-scenes photo of Brie Larson stepping into the cockpit of her fighter jet. Finally, we can revel in something other than leaked, awkward costume pictures and celebrate a movie that will surely stand out amongst the 20-plus film franchise that has become the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This will be the MCU’s second prequel, and as we learned last year at San Diego Comic Con, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) will be returning to keep both eyes on Carol Danvers (Larson) and the simmering alien war between the Kree and Skrull empires. A ’90s set superhero adventure teetering on the edges of a cosmos soon to be protected by the Guardians of the Galaxy? Yes, please, and thank you. The notion set the comic book obsessed into the void of back issues, but the possibilities that were stirred seemed impossible within the mechanics of the industry.

Marvel doesn’t do things half way. When Captain America’s Civil War was needed, contracts were reworked and all Avengers assembled for the melee. So, if Nick Fury is set to return, that means his right hand man can’t be too far behind. As reported by Variety, Clark Gregg will indeed reappear on the big screen as Agent Coulson. Not only that, but to fill out the Kree roster, Jude Law‘s Mar-vell will be joined by Guardians of the Galaxy villains Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou). All three are back from the dead… or in Coulson’s case, resurrected from the dungeons of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Captain Marvel could easily transform into a deep dive of the MCU’s history. With a cast quickly expanding into epic proportions, I cannot help but begin speculating on who else might show up along the fringes of this narrative. Below I’ve scrapped together a few possibilities, a couple geeky hopes, and at least one ridiculous suggestion I’d love to see before death releases me from this burden of fandom.

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Brad Gullickson is a Weekly Columnist for Film School Rejects and Senior Curator for One Perfect Shot. When not rambling about movies here, he's rambling about comics as the co-host of Comic Book Couples Counseling. Hunt him down on Twitter: @MouthDork. (He/Him)