Following the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War, it's anybody's guess who will return for the MCU's future films. Fortunately, the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, takes place in the 1990s - opening up a deep well of cameo possibilities. The setting not only allows for characters last seen in Infinity War to return, but it means other previously deceased members of the MCU may make an appearance.
Which characters will show up in Captain Marvel remains a topic of debate online, with several big names already confirmed. A few details about the film have leaked, though, helping pinpoint which corners of the MCU the movie plans to explore. We know it involves the Kree and the Skrulls, which means it will partly take place in space. And on Earth, some former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will definitely appear.
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Michael Rooker's Yondu Udonta sacrificed himself at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he remained alive and well back in the '90s. Not only did Yondu kick about the galaxy back then, he still captained the Ravagers. So, if he makes an appearance, he might bring a teenage Peter Quill with him.
There's no confirmation of a Yondu or Ravagers appearance in Captain Marvel, but given the presence of Ronan, the Kree, and some Skrulls, it isn't a big leap.45074Agree or disagree?
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Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym began his superhero career as Ant-Man during the Cold War, working behind the scenes to protect the world from international threats. Thanks to a couple of flashbacks in Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, audiences got to see him in action, but only briefly. Michael Douglas says he'd like to play the role in a de-aged prequel, and maybe even go toe-to-toe with Paul Rudd.
Marvel hasn't had any trouble de-aging him for the Ant-Man movies, so he could certainly make an appearance in Captain Marvel - either in the suit or as his younger self.43279Agree or disagree?
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When Clint Barton showed up in Thor, he was a senior S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. Based on his age and reputation, he could have seen some action back in the 1990s when Captain Marvel takes place. Even if it's only a cameo, there's a place for him in the movie.45390Agree or disagree?
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Martin Freeman's Everett Ross played a significant role in both Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, and fans are clamoring to see more of him. Given his age and service background in the US Air Force and CIA, he would have been active during the time Captain Marvel takes place.38095Agree or disagree?