WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Captain Marvel, in theaters now.
One of the biggest questions fans had after Nick Fury paged Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in Avengers: Infinity War was why he didn't call for her sooner. Earth faced some pretty major disasters in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it seemed kind of weird to not have contacted the immensely powerful hero. However, there's actually a pretty good reason that he held off on paging her.
Although Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has teased the possibility that Fury did page her in the past, we're mostly going to stick with the idea that he actually held off on contacting her. There's a good reason Fury wouldn't contact Captain Marvel: Doing so would take her away from her work out in the rest of the universe. By paging her too soon, Fury would actually be hurting those she's attempting to help.
Check out the video below for more details about this plot hole and explanations for it.
Exactly what role Captain Marvel will play in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what she's been doing since her first solo movie remains unknown. However, Captain Marvel has already earned over $500 million, meaning that it's pretty likely a sequel will get greenlit sooner rather than later.
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Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, 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, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The movie is in theaters now.