There are a slew of Easter Eggs, cameos, and details which could lay the foundation for the upcoming landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ and one of those was a tease for ‘Captain Britain.’ It was easy to miss due to everything else going on in the scene and where your mind likely was but it was a perfect name and event drop which could herald the emergence of Britain’s greatest superhero… oh, and it took place during a scene with Captain America.
Beware, folks, as there are spoilers ahead.
The scene in question is when Chris Evans’s Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark ended up traveling back to the ’70s in New Jersey where the Tesseract, as well as Pym Particles, were being stored. While hiding out, Cap accidentally enters the office of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter. While the love of Steve Rogers’ life isn’t in the room, she’s in one adjacent to it where you can see and hear what is going on.
Specifically, she is caught up in a report where she mentioned an agent named “Braddock” who hasn’t checked in and that a meteorologic event that is mentioned is “not lightning.” That sure sounds like a reference to Captain Britain to me.
That being said, it was noted that this was initially revealed through a closed captioning device and why many may not have heard the name being uttered. Personally, I was a bit too distracted by watching Rogers watch his true love in a way that perfectly set up the ending of the film to even hear much of what she was saying.
Captain Britain first was introduced in the 1970s so this time period would be the perfect time to have him brought into the mix and another fun way to give us an origin story without having to actually go into full detail. With Marvel regaining the rights of the X-Men it also means that his sister, Psylocke, could also end up being attached.
Do you feel that this was an early introduction to Captain Britain into the Marvel Cinematic Universe or just a fun Easter Egg for fans who were heard the name drop? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book