‘Captain Marvel’ Recap: Everything You Need To Know Before ‘The Marvels’

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Even though ‘The Marvels’ has been out for a few days already, some people might not be too sure about the events that transpired before this movie and how things got to this point. That is perfectly understandable because some of the events that are tied to ‘The Marvels’ can only be seen in the Disney+ shows. So, with that, let’s look at everything you need to know about Captain Marvel and her allies before watching ‘The Marvels.’

The Kree brainwashed Carol Danvers

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In ‘Captain Marvel,’ Vers is introduced as one of the members of the Kree Empire’s Starforce, which is an elite group of Kree soldiers tasked with taking out the Skrulls found all over the universe. However, the truth was that the Kree had just been messing up with Vers’ head as she wasn’t even born a Kree. Instead, ever since she got her powers in an accident on Earth, the Kree Empire had been using her for their own benefit, as she has the power to help the Kree wipe out the Skrulls and all of the Empire’s enemies. Needless to say Carol Danvers had all the reason to be angry with the Kree Empire.


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Carol learns the truth about the Kree


During the events of ‘Captain Marvel,’ Vers found out that she was Carol Danvers and that she got her powers on Earth when she got exposed to the Lightspeed Engine’s explosion. However, the Kree wiped out all of her memories and replaced them with new ones so that they could use her. After Carol learns the truth about the Kree, she decides to side with the Skrulls as she realizes that the Skrulls were actually just victims of the Kree’s authoritarian rule over several systems in the universe.

Carol breaks free from the Kree

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Learning about the truth behind what the Kree had done to her and the Skrulls allows Carol Danvers to break free from Yon-Rogg’s control as she no longer has to allow him and the Kree to tie her down. She singlehandedly defeated the Kree fleet that attacked Earth. She even declared that she was going to take the Supreme Intelligence down due to what the Kree Empire did to the many different people who fell under their rule.

Captain Marvel goes for the Supreme Intelligence

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While it was never seen on screen what Carol did after she left Earth, she did say that she was going to fix the problems that the Kree Empire caused on the different planets all over the universe. She said that she was going to confront the Supreme Intelligence, which was the AI that controlled the Kree Empire. We can make the assumption that she was successful in that regard, as the Kree Empire was under the leadership of an emperor during the events of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Carol returns to Earth to fight Thanos

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In ‘Captain Marvel,’ Carol leaves a beeper to Nick Fury so that he can use it to call her in case he needs her help. At the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ Fury used the beeper to call Carol before he got Snapped out of existence. Then, in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Carol returns to Earth to help the Avengers fix the problem related to Thanos. Five years later, she returns to Earth to fight in the Battle of Earth to defeat Thanos once and for all.


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Monica Rambeau gets her powers

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Just after the events of the Battle of Earth, Wanda Maximoff used her powers to alter reality in a town as she created a sitcom-style reality wherein she and Vision had a family, and the people of the town were their neighbors. Monica Rambeau, the daughter of Carol’s best friend Maria, was working for SWORD at that time and enters the altered reality multiple times to investigate what Wanda was doing. Because she repeatedly entered the altered reality, her cells were rewritten, giving her the ability to see and use light energy.

Kamala’s story

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In ‘Ms. Marvel,’ Kamala Khan was introduced as a simple high school student who idolizes Captain Marvel. One day, she receives a bangle that once belonged to her great-grandmother as her power to turn light into solid constructs materializes and allows her to become a hero. At the end of the series, Kamala finds out that she has a mutation in her genes, which could mean that she could actually be a Mutant.


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Fury and the Skrulls

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During the events of ‘Secret Invasion,’ the Skrulls start to infiltrate different positions of power in the government because Gravik, the new leader of the Skrulls, wanted to take over Earth after Fury and Danvers failed to give the Skrulls a home. Fury decided to take matters into his own hands because he knew that he couldn’t ask the help of the Avengers or Captain Marvel in a matter that was so personal to him. Gravik was defeated, but the Skrulls were branded as kill-on-sight enemies on Earth.

Fury is running SABER


In ‘Secret Invasion,’ it was also revealed that Fury was actually running a new government organization called SABER, which now exists to monitor things that are happening in space and on other planets so that Earth could have a defense against another Thanos-level threat. In the finale of ‘Secret Invasion,’ he was seen returning to SABER space station just before the events of ‘The Marvels.’

Kamala and Carol switch places

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Kamala successfully becomes a superhero in New Jersey and is now looking to work hard to one day become an Avenger and hopefully team up with Captain Marvel. However, her bangle starts to mysteriously glow as she suddenly switches places with Carol Danvers, who is now in Kamala’s room on Earth. Captain Marvel was left puzzled about what had just happened.


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The Kree Empire wants peace with the Skrulls

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At the end of ‘Secret Invasion,’ Nick Fury brings his wife, a Skrull, to SABER because he heard from his people that the Kree Empire wants peace with the Skrulls and that he needed his wife to be the one to talk to the Kree in relation to the peace treaty. Of course, the Skrulls play a small role in the events of ‘The Marvels,’ and this role is related to the peace treaty that Fury talked about in ‘Secret Invasion.’

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