Do MCU Fans Hate Captain Marvel?

If we were to tell you some people hate Captain Marvel, we wouldn’t blame you for finding that hard to believe. The superhero’s stand-alone movie was an even bigger hit than many people expected, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Clearly, we’re going to get more Captain Marvel whether we want her or not. 

Some fans did have some issues with Carol Danvers, be it her abbreviated role in Avengers: Endgame or her overly cocky attitude. Some fans even believe that other Marvel cast members hated Brie Larson.  

However, the hate we’re talking about here isn’t from Marvel Cinematic Universe fans. It’s from the pages of the comics. And that could make Captain Marvel’s life very difficult when we see her again at the movies.

Is Captain Marvel the most hated hero?

Brie Larson
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In the Life of Captain Marvel series, Carol learned more about her alien heritage and her mother’s history as a Kree warrior. The problem is, she isn’t the only one who knows this. Everybody and their brother and sister know this thanks to reporter Ripley Ryan publishing an article about it. All this unfolds on issue 8 of Captain Marvel in stores and newsstands now. 

This is bad news for Captain Marvel because the Kree are profoundly unpopular for all the death and destruction they have caused, on Earth and everywhere else. Worse yet, a new hero seems poised to take her place. Can Marvel’s most powerful hero withstand the court of public opinion?

If Carol needs any guidance, maybe she should ask Peter Parker. He’s going through something very similar on the big screen, and one of his post-credit scenes ties it to Captain Marvel characters

How Captain Marvel and Spider-Man are connected

If you haven’t seen Spider-Man: Far From Home, stop reading now because we have to get into spoiler territory.

In that movie’s first post-credit scene, we see the return of Spider Man’s own Ripley Ryan: J. Jonah Jameson. Fans know him as the publisher of the Daily Bugle newspaper — he does everything he can to paint Spider-Man as a menace. In the comics and in the previous movies, the irony was that Peter Parker worked for Jameson as a photographer.

Spider-Man: Far From Home portrays Jameson, played once again by JK Simmons, as a conspiracy nut who might as well be wearing a tinfoil hat. On big screens that broadcast him all over New York, Jameson makes it seem like Spider-Man killed Mysterio, when in fact the villain was taken down by one of his own drones. 

It gets worse. It turns out Jameson is right about one thing: He reveals that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. This bewilders the web-slinger, one of the few MCU heroes to have a secret identity. Now, not only does everyone know who he is, but people will think he killed someone who passed himself off as a hero. 

Then it gets weird. The second credits sequence reveals that Nick Fury and Maria Hill were not really the ones helping Spider-Man. It was the Skrulls Talos and Soren, whom we met in Captain Marvel. The Skrulls are the Kree’s mortal enemies. 

Of course, we’re not told why the Skrulls did this, or why the real Nick Fury is calling the shots from someplace deep in space, but Marvel will let us know sooner or later.

When will we see Captain Marvel again? 

Until Marvel reveals their schedule, we won’t know when Carol Danvers will appear again, but she surely will at some point. Brie Larson has a seven-picture deal with Marvel, which means she has five left after Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. A sequel is a given, and that will likely appear in 2021 or 2022, and we suspect she’ll also pop up in a new team-up movie with a new configuration of the Avengers. 

Some fans were disappointed that Captain Marvel didn’t play as big a role as they thought she would in the Avengers. She was portrayed as being key to defeating Thanos, and while she definitely helped, it was Iron Man who ultimately took him down. 

On the other hand, other fans love the character because they see her as LGBTQ. The movie doesn’t explicitly say so, but there are indications that her friendship with Maria (Lashana Lynch is more than platonic. Whatever the case, Captain Marvel will have a lot of ground to cover when she comes back to theaters.