Lee’s legacy will live through Captain Marvel


Hannah Sandberg, Staff writer

On Nov. 12, Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics, passed away at age 95.

In his life, Lee managed to create one of the most successful comic book franchises in history. Though now gone, his legacy will continue through his comics, movies and complex characters.

His last Avengers movie, Avengers: Infinity War, left viewers in pieces as half of the galaxy population turned into dust after Thanos snapped his fingers.

Black Panther, Spiderman, Gamora, and many others bit the dust. The only heroes left alive are the original Avengers ensemble and others such as Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, and Okoye.

Now that Lee is gone, and the majority of heroes are as well, it looks like this could be the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  However, the MCU is far too successful of a franchise to call it quits, so what is it’s future without Stan?

The key: Captain Marvel.

At the end of Infinity War, Thanos is seen gazing at the sunset in Wakanda with a saddened expression on his face. The Infinity Gauntlet looks to be unusable after Thanos’ mass murder.

Not only that, the Avengers are broken and filled with grief. Their job was to help prevent Thanos from collecting all six stones, and they failed all six times, leaving half of the Universe dead.

In a scene after the movie’s credits, the aftermath of the snap is shown affecting society.  People suddenly dissolve into dust, cars spin out of control, and helicopters collide into buildings.

Nick Fury, former director of S.H.I.E.L.D,  while watching this horror, rushes to grab some sort of paging device. Though he disintegrates into dust while making his call, the gadget falls and a symbol never seen before in the MCU appears on its screen.

This symbol belongs to a character known as Captain Marvel.

In the comics, Captain Marvel’s powers consist of flight, super strength, and energy manipulation and absorption.

Taking her powers into consideration, here’s a friendly reminder that Thanos couldn’t control the stones by his power alone. He had to have a Gauntlet made as a catalyst to harness the stones’ energy.

Could Captain Marvel be the answer to reviving the energy of the Infinity stones and uniting the Avengers?

Though the mass destruction and death looks bleak, the potential revival of the Avengers and the infinity stones looks brighter with Captain Marvel in it. She could be the answer to saving the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Though Stan Lee is gone, he didn’t leave Marvel without a plan. Lee’s stories will continue to captivate fans, and be one step ahead of the audience.