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‘Captain Marvel’ Proves Nine Inch Nails Is The Band Of The MCU

There has been a bombardment of news and updates to come out of this week’s first look at Captain Marvel yesterday, and there’s only going to be more throughout the week. We’ve gotten our first look at the Skrulls, seen the return of familiar faces, and finally got to see the true, comic accurate, Captain Marvel costume. But, one of the pictures released holds a little MCU Easter Egg that connects Carol Danvers with not only the Avengers, but with the Guardians of the Galaxy as well. And, it even gives a connection to the Fox Marvel properties, long before the Disney/Fox merger will be finalized!

There is one particular pic that gives fans a glimpse at just how “90’s” this film will be, with a shot of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, dressed in civilian clothes, including some tight acid washed jeans, a leather riding jacket, and a white Nine Inch Nails t-shirt. Now, this may seem like nothing, but this shot gives fans a great nod that connects the ultra powered super-heroine with not only Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but also Marvel’s Cosmic Group of A-Holes.

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See, if you go back and watch the first trailer for the first Avengers film, you’ll hear a particular song by a particular band. The song in question is ‘We Are In This Together’ by none other than Nine Inch Nails! Off of their third studio album, Fragile, this song fits perfectly with the feeling of the film that brought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow together to save the world.

Now, while this nod has been noticed by many, the other one has gone completely under the radar, until now. If you go back to the World Premiere trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, you will of course remember the inclusion of “Hooked On A Feeling”. However, what has gone unnoticed is the song that is used in the first half of the trailer. It is, in fact, a N.I.N. song entitled “Love is Not Enough”.

While the GotG film is famous for its use of classic rock and pop songs, the inclusion of this song helped give an ominous feel for the relatively unknown characters, before James Gunn’s true vision rocked the rest of the trailer.

The other connection comes outside of the MCU, but rather in the Fox X-Men Universe, as Johnny Cash’s cover of the N.I.N. song, “Hurt”, played prominently in the trailers and promotion for the uber successful Hugh Jackman swan song, Logan.

So, is the Marvel Cinematic Universe really the Nine Inch Nails Universe? It seems that the Industrial Rock band helps connect all of these films that even transcends company lines and politics. In other words, Trent Reznor joins Stan Lee as a connection between ALL Marvel movie universes. Or, its just a coincidence. Either way, it’s pretty damn awesome.

What do you think of the N.I.N. Universe? Is there a certain N.I.N. song you’d like to see in a Marvel movie? Let us know in the comments below!

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