It’s long been made clear that Carol Danvers will play a crucial role in the events of Avengers: Endgame, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Captain Marvel star Samuel L. Jackson may have casually revealed just how important she’ll be.
Though we’ve yet to find out how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and associates will reverse the tragic events of Avengers: Infinity War in the upcoming sequel, time travel remains by far the most prominent theory, with the evidence ranging from leaked set photos to a line about ‘time vortexes’ in Ant-Man and the Wasp. And in the process of hyping up the immense abilities of Captain Marvel, Jackson just happened to touch upon the subject:
“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…”
So, did Jackson really just let slip one of the biggest spoilers in MCU history? Well, let’s look at the options.
First off, we perhaps can’t rule out the possibility that Jackson is just kidding or messing with the fans. After all, it seems inevitable that at least someone in the past year has mentioned these time travel rumors to him, so maybe he just couldn’t resist the opportunity to get people talking. Moreover, there’s always a chance that the star is simply drawing on comic book mythology and is remembering Carol’s history incorrectly, perhaps getting her mixed up with a character who’s known to time travel.
Then again, maybe Jackson is both sincere and correct in his statement, though this would only raise further questions about the nature of Carol’s powers, and how they’ll factor into the MCU’s next two releases. Let the fans spin their theories, but hopefully all will be revealed when Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019, followed by Avengers: Endgame on April 26th.