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When Does ‘Captain Marvel’ Take Place? ‘Captain America: Civil War’ may Have Hinted

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Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, is number 5 in the queue,  but with first look image releases last week, (beginning with a tease from Larson herself) it certainly has fans abuzz.

This Marvel Cinematic Universe prequel was confirmed to be taking place in the 1990s, sometime before the debut of Tony Stark as Iron Man. The film left fans all over the world looking for clued which stemmed from previous films. Redditor Captaindeadpool172 uncovered a clue from a scene in 2016’s Civil War that we may have overlooked. The Easter egg from Captain America: Civil War could reveal the exact year that the upcoming Captain Marvel is set.

Tony Stark meets Tom Holland’s Peter Parker for the first time, and he pulls up a video of Spider-Man in action. Parker immediately says it’s fake. He answers, “Oh, you mean like those UFOs over Phoenix?”

The Phoenix lights were a huge phenomenon in 1997. Most people claim that these bright lights which were observed in the skies over Phoenix, Arizona were proof of the existence of aliens. Captaindeadpool172’s post suggests that the Phoenix lights could have been caused by the battle between the Skrulls and the Kree in the MCU.

We got a look at the Skrull in the first images from the film, so we know they will have a place in Captain Marvel. If you look at it, Captain Marvel returning to Earth in the 1990s aided in preventing the Kree-Skrull war from enveloping Earth.

Do you think this theory is dead-on?

Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The script is by Anna Bode, Ryan Fleck, Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The film stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. It is expected to hit the big screen on March 8th, 2019.