Captain Marvel easter eggs take us back to the 90’s decade. And this is way before the Avengers got together. But, when Carol Danvers accidentally lands on Earth, she gives meaning to a lot of Marvel facts and details.
Stan Lee’s cameo
Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel is definitely not his last. In the movie, he shows up reading a newspaper on the train, where Carol is looking for a Skrull. The late Stan Lee is supposed to have one more cameo in Avengers: Endgame.
Captain Marvel easter eggs show that Stan Lee has played various cameo roles in Marvel movies like a postman and an alien barber. In Captain Marvel, he appears as himself. We know that because he is reading the script of Mallrats, which is 1995, Kevin Smith movie. He played a small but important role in that movie. He can also be heard repeating the iconic line: “Trust me, true believer”
Captain Marvel also begins with a special Stan Lee themed Marvel logo.
In the movie, Akira Akbar plays the role of Monica, who is Carol’s old friend’ daughter. But, the comics will depict that Monica is another Captain Marvel. This Captain Marvel easter eggs reveal that Monica beat Carol to the role by a long in the shot and she became the second Captain Marvel in 1982. She gained her powers after exposure to alien energy. It allowed her to transform into various types of electromagnetic radiation. Hopefully, MCU will have more plans for her in the upcoming future.
Doctor Wendy Lawson
Annette Bening plays the role of Dr Lawson in the movie and it was a big surprise. She plays a gender reversed version of the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell. Mar-Vell from the comic books took the identity of the late Dr Walter Lawson when he had come to Earth.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Carol stands out in the crowd when she comes to Earth. In the train station, comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick can be seen giving her a pretty odd look. He wrote the first comic series where Carol features as Captain Marvel which was launched in 2012. Previously, she served as the superhero Ms Marvel.
Carol and Mar-Vell were working together in a secret military operation, Project Pegasus. The project continued to experiment with the Tesseract as we saw in Avengers. And later, it got into the hands of Loki and was blown up.
Carol calls Monica by a nickname, Lieutenant trouble. In the comics, a young girl called Katherine Renner is called by that name, affectionately. She was a big fan of Captain Marvel. Her dreams came true when she and her mother become friends with Captain Marvel.
Carol has had various superhero names in the comics. She was known as Ms Marvel for a long time. But, she was also called Binary after she obtained cosmic powers. Her Binary powers are untapped at the the end of the film when she discovers her true powers and forces Ronan to leave Earth.
This Captain Marvel easter egg also reveals the Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) is responsible for the amazing powers and abilities that Carol has. In the comics, Yon-Rogg was present during the explosion that gave Carol her powers and it was caused by Mar-Vell’s lightspeed engine. In the movie, they show that the accident was caused by Yon-Rogg’s Psyche-Magnetron device.
The home planet of the Skrulls
The introduction of the Skrulls in Captain Marvel could have laid the groundwork for MCU’s Secret Invasion. The Secret Invasion storyline would reveal that Earth was highly infiltrated by aliens. This was not really highlighted in the movie. But, the fact that the Skrulls’ home planet was destroyed gives the cue for Secret Invasion.
Carol allows Monica to change the colour of her suit and she pauses when it turns into a green and white combination. This brings back the classic suits worn by the Kree warriors. Even Mar-Vell had donned this suit.
Naming the Avengers
By the end of the movie, Nick Fury had changed ‘The Protectors Initiative’ to the legendary ‘The Avengers Initiative’ Fury spotted Carol’s USAF call sign ‘Avengers’ and hence decided to change it.
The 90’s references in Captain Marvel easter eggs
Captain Marvel is set in 1995 and features a lot of stuff from that period. They show the Blockbuster Video store through which Carol crashed. Others include AltaVista search engine, the Mallrats script in Stan Lee’s hands and the arcade game of Street Fighter II in the Pancho bar.