And we were certainly pleased we did.
When Vers is kidnapped by the Skrulls and her subsequent escape leads to a crash landing on Earth c.1995 where she meets a young Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) who gets his first encounter with aliens, and her true past as fighter pilot Carol Danvers is revealed Captain Marvel (and the Avenger initiative) is born.
We went into the movie theatre knowing nothing of Captain Marvel role in the Avengers saga and was delighted to find myself watching a prequel to the whole Avengers initiative. The back story of how Fury started the programme (and lost his eye) was a great piece of the Marvel puzzle. Plus it’s always great to see a strong female lead in a superhero world traditionally dominated by muscle men,
And to top it off it was so funny! The Avengers writers have certainly got the humour spot on. Goose the cat (yes, that is a Top Gun reference) was hilarious. Make sure you wait until the end of the trailers for the much awaited Avengers snippet which shows how Captain Marvel will fit into the current Avengers world post the cataclysmic fallout from Infinity War.
I certainly look forward to see more of Captain Marvel in Avengers: End Game