POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD…
We’re about to go back in time to the 1990s, the grunge-filled era in which new superhero solo outing Captain Marvel is set, but could we be seeing some more potentially Thanos-beating timey-wimey stuff happen when the young Nick Fury meets the extremely powerful ex-pilot Carol Danvers in the MCU’s latest gamble? Looks like it!
In a new interview with ET, Samuel L. Jackson, who is reprising his role as Fury for the umpteenth time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Captain Marvel – albeit with a lot of de-aging tech in play – has just gone ahead and confirmed that Brie Larson’s superhero can time travel. Just like that. Like it was nothing. Wew.
“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…”
And with that, Mr. Jackson may be trying to snatch the spoiler trophy from Tom Holland. It’s long been suspected that time travel would feature heavily in the connection between Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame, but Carol actually wiedling time travel powers in the MCU is still a pretty big deal, especially when ET’s set visit and interview with Jackson also reveals that Fury and Danvers will be tackling what seems to be a Tesseract heist in space during the upcoming film.
“We’re actually entering a ship that belonged to a doctor from Carol Danvers’ past,” described Jackson of the scene being filmed on an alien spaceship. “She’s trying to find some answers to what happened, why he was on Earth and what that whole power core thing– Seems like the Tesseract has been the constant in all these movies.”
Mashable was also present on a set visit, likely on the same day, and the site has added more details to the scene unfolding before cameras. ‘Carol instructs [Fury] to “take the Tesseract, leave the lunchbox” while she runs off to buy him some time.’
We’ve also seen set pictures in the past, during production on Avengers: Endgame, that show the core team somehow back at the attack on New York from the first film, potentially using Tony’s BARF memory technology. Have they revisited these events because of the Tesseract? Will changing the outcome of Infinity War simply hinge on the Infinity Stone that keeps coming back like a bad penny? Is this all a ruse by Marvel to throw us off?
April seems very far away right now. Captain Marvel opens on March 8, with Avengers: Endgame to follow on April 26. The full schedule of upcoming Marvel superhero movies can be found here.