If memory servers Phoenix Force revived Jean Grey in Phoenix Endsong.
Phoenix has revived Captain Mar-Vell, though the permanency of that revival is in question since Marvel hasn't had the guts to revive him for years now.
You may be right but I think they have been setting the stage for his return for a few years and this time it may happen.It would not be as Captain Marvel but I have a feeling he is going to play some roll after AVX.Marvel says they are setting the stage for the next ten years and Thanos will probably be in Avengers 2 so if they do it now is the time.I imagine Marvel feels his death has served its purpose and its time to cash in-err I mean bring him back in a significant,meaningful way. I would even guess if Carol doesnt sell as C.M. then he will be in that role within a year.