Here's An Up-Close Look At That Important Thing From Infinity War's Post-Credits Scene

Thanos better be quaking in his big purple booties when a certain someone appears in Avengers 4.Image: Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios)

You know what we're talking about. The thing. You know, that one? Look, let's just get past a spoiler warning and dive into what we're actually talking about.

There we go, much better.

Now, as you probably know if you've ventured this far, Avengers: Infinity War ends with a beautiful, tiny glimmer of hope among the despair of Thanos' snap turning half of all life into cosmic dust on the wind.

As both Nick Fury and Maria Hill find themselves fading away, Fury sends out one last warning message in the hopes of getting word to the cavalry - a message on a funky-looking space beeper that's emblazoned with the blue, red, and gold iconography of Carol Danvers herself, Captain Marvel.

Now, we've got an official, close-up look at that space beeper, thanks to an interview Infinity War VFX supervisor Oliver Schulz conducted with Art of VFX:

Carol Danvers is on her way to kick Thanos' big purple butt, and we cannot wait.Image: RISE/Marvel Studios (Art of VFX)

Look at it, in all its beaten up, probably-now-Samuel-L.-Jackson-dust-covered glory! It turns out, according to Schulz - who works at RISE, one of several VFX studios that worked on the film - the beeper was never actually a practical prop.

It was entirely CG, as was a lot of the post-credits scene surprisingly, beyond, you know, the obvious bits like people turning into dust.

You can learn more about RISE's work on Infinity War and especially the VFX involved in the final scene of the movie at the link below. But for now, we've got a space beeper to longingly look at, as it's basically the closest thing to an official picture of Captain Marvel we actually have so far.


    I am excited for the next Avengers film and I'm keen to see how all this damage is undone. I'm predicting that while Carol (Captain Marvel) will be involved, I'm also predicting that the next Avengers film will involve time travel/manipulation, and Ant-Man, the Wasp and Hawkeye will be involved too.

    The only thing I'm concerned about is... I don't want Captain Marvel being the only reason that Thanos loses, especially considering we've yet to meet Captain Marvel on screen. We'll see her next year in March, shortly before the release of Avengers 4, but to me, I just don't want an all-powerful newcomer coming out of nowhere to save the day.

    Still, I'm excited to see how it all unfolds.

      Yeah totally. It seems a weird choice to build up a huge roster of characters over like 10 years, leading to this singular event, only to have a newcomer turn up at the start of the 3rd act to solve everything. Deus Ex Marvel I suppose?

        That's right. That's the only issue I have.

        We have the entire Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy crew, who have been slowly coming to us over the past ten years. I don't want one character, who literally shows up two months before Avengers 4's release, to come along and save the day by herself. There needs to be more to it than that, especially with the lack of Hawkeye, Antman and the Wasp in Infinity War.

      There is another possibility, other than time travel. I have discovered a truly marvellous solution to this, which this post is too small to contain.

    I'm all for more films and Danvers rocking up but this particular post credit scene has bothered me since I saw it.
    On the way home even my missus started asking why Captain Marvel didn't show up if she was kicking around, even if the space defence program wasn't up and running yet.

    The obvious answer was because she didn't have her film unveiling but it seemed like a little bit of a plot hole.

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