Warning. A potential Avengers: Endgame spoiler follows…
With the promotional campaign for Captain Marvel now in full swing ahead of the film’s release this March, Samuel L. Jackson has been chatting to Entertainment Tonight about the Marvel superhero blockbuster. More specifically, the Nick Fury actor discussed Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) powers and abilities, with his final commenting potentially featuring a spoiler for April’s Avengers: Endgame.
“She’s pretty much the strongest character — in terms of someone with powers are able to do things — in the Marvel universe. So, for Carol Danvers to be that person and for Brie to become that person, it’s gonna be a dynamite thing. I mean, [the Avengers] are up against some really, really tough odds right now — we saw throughout Infinity War — so now we know that we need something that’s as powerful as Thanos. And at some point, we’ll find out how powerful she is and all the things that she’s capable of. She’s one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so…”
Now, it’s long been speculated that the surviving members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be travelling through time in Avengers: Endgame as they look to undue ‘The Decimation’, using the Quantum Realm to do so following Janet Van Dyne’s (Michelle Pfeiffer) comments in Ant-Man and the Wasp about “time vortexes”. However, could that be wide of the mark, and it’s actually Captain Marvel who is key to this?
Alternatively, there’s also the possibility that Jackson is fully aware of the Endgame theories surrounding time travel, and is just having a little fun with the fans…
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). It is set for release on March 8th.