How Captain Marvel Could Be the Key to Beating Thanos in Avengers 4

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Marvel Studios via YouTube

by Dana Samuel

After the heartbreaking ending of Avengers: Infinity War, it seemed like we would be living in a constant state of disbelief forever at the fact that so many of our favorite superheroes met such a cruel fate.

Well, this latest ​fan theory about Captain Marvel is a serious light at the end of the tunnel.

First of all, for those of you who may not know, a new superhero is about to emerge in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and her name is Captain Marvel. The ​first trailer for the film, which stars Brie Larson in the title role, was just released, and it looks absolutely epic.

Captain Marvel is set to premiere next March, which is perfect timing before Avengers 4, which is set to come out next May. So how exactly can Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) help our fallen heroes?

Infinity War viewers were actually introduced to Captain Marvel during the film's post-credits scene. The scene takes place after Thanos's ​"snapping," as half of the universe is turning to dust. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury and Maria Hill are about to meet the same unfortunate end as the world is crumbling around them, but before Nick meets his maker, he gets out a distress signal.

The only thing seen is a red, white, and blue logo flashing on the screen, which turns out to be Captain Marvel's insignia.

A screen grab from 'Infinity War'
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Here's where things get hopeful.

According to the theory, Captain Marvel may be able to use her Cosmic Awareness to defeat Thanos.

Based on the abilities of ​Captain Marvel in the comic books, in addition to her ability to teleport and cast illusions, Cosmic Awareness will allow her to "metabolize solar energy and convert it for a variety of uses, including superhuman strength, the projection of photon energy blasts, and flight ... increase intellect, granting limited precognitive powers and the ability to ascertain an opponent's weakness."

Josh Brolin in 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018)
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In simpler terms, Captain Marvel can use her Cosmic Awareness "to restore reality to a point before Thanos got control of the Infinity Gauntlet." If she does this, then all of the Avengers who died would come back to life, and can band together to defeat Thanos.

The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Paramount Pictures

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror author Clive Barker made the move to feature directing with this tale of a man (Sean Chapman) who makes the grievous error of opening a portal to hell and proceeds to make his brother’s family targets of the sadistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Don’t bother with the endless sequels; the original is the best (and goriest) of the lot.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Paranoia runs deep in this remake of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In the ‘70s iteration, Donald Sutherland plays a health inspector who can’t shake the feeling that people around him seem a little off. He soon grows wise to the reality that aliens are walking among us as virtual human replicas. Naturally, they’re not keen on being discovered.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. The Orphanage (2007)

A sense of dread looms over The Orphanage, a Spanish-language thriller with Belén Rueda as Laura, who returns to the child care facility that raised her so she can make a difference for a new generation of children. Strange things begin as soon as she arrives, with her son going missing and hints of unwelcome guests unraveling her nerves. It’s a film best not watched alone.

5. Event Horizon (1997)

If 1979’s Alien stirred your interest in space scares, Event Horizon might make for a worthwhile watch. After a spaceship presumed lost suddenly reappears, a crew of investigators (Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne) board to find answers.

6. Children of the Corn (1984)

A couple (Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton) passing through a small rural town find a lack of adult supervision curious—until the kids reveal themselves to be homicidal cult members. Based on a Stephen King short story.

7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi perfected “splatstick” horror in this cult classic about hapless boob Ash (Campbell) who escapes to a remote cabin retreat with girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) and unwittingly unleashes a cascade of evil. Though it’s more amusing than scary, Raimi’s inventive imagery is morbidly fascinating.

8. Child’s Play (1988)

Good mom Catherine Hicks buys a Good Guys doll for her son, Andy. Unfortunately, the doll—dubbed Chucky—has been possessed by the spirit of a serial killer (Brad Dourif) and proceeds to make young Andy’s life miserable, particularly after he discovers the kitchen cutlery.

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