‘Captain Marvel’ made a huge worldwide release on March 8, 2019. Ever since the movie was released, fans are taking to the internet to discuss the movie and how it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One fan, in particular, took to Reddit and pointed a potential continuity error that could also be a hint at a Skrull invasion.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
Skrulls are aliens with the ability to shapeshift into other people.
During the movie, Nick Fury uses the fact that he cannot eat diagonal toast to prove to Carol that he’s not a Skrull. But, one fan on the r/marvelstudios subreddit points out that Fury eats a diagonal sandwich in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
“There is a gag that Fury can’t eat toast that has been cut diagonally. I decided to watch Age of Ultron and at about the hour and 9 min mark, Fury appears to cut a sandwich diagonally. Now, to be fair, this was un toasted bread. And he did break a peace off from it before he ate it. So maybe it only applies to toast and not sandwiches. Either way, I’m convinced that modern Nick Fury is a Skrull. Secret Invasion confirmed.”
Here’s an image of Fury cutting the sandwich:
And here, he is holding the sandwich:
There are many explanations as to why Fury’s bread preferences could have changed. As the original poster pointed out, maybe, just maybe non-toasted bread has different rules?
Some fans also commented on the post to suggest that the now-hardened Fury has gotten over his diagonal toast phobia because he’s seen the true horrors that lurk in the world.
One factor that puts a hindrance on the Skrull theory is that Captain Marvel changed what we know about the aliens. In the comics, it is said that the Skrulls are typically evil. On the other hand in Captain Marvel, they end up being the good guys who were merely victims of the Kree. That means, even if Fury is a Skrull, he’s significantly not a bad guy.
In reality, there’s always a chance that the folks writing Captain Marvel didn’t realize the scene of Fury cutting a sandwich in Ultron. Maybe the bread is really different from the toast. Or maybe, just maybe, we’re looking at this way too closely.