Samuel L. Jackson admits he lied when he said the titular hero in Captain Marvel has time travel powers. Jackson first made the statement about Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) having the ability to travel through time during an interview earlier this year about the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. His words hinted that this would play into how she would come into Avengers: Endgame and help the Avengers defeat Thanos.
At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, all hope seemed to be lost. Thanos succeeded in decimating half of the universe's population, but just before Nick Fury faded away into ash and dust, he sent a message on a pager to Captain Marvel. This comment led fans to believe that Captain Marvel would play an essential part in Avengers: Endgame. However, the Captain Marvel movie is set in the 1990s, and the timeline is so crucial that Marvel de-aged Clark Gregg, as well as Jackson, because their characters would have been visibly younger at the time. Also, Nick Fury doesn't have his signature eye patch in Captain Marvel, which means that fans will probably learn how he lost one of his eyes.
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It made sense when Jackson said that Captain Marvel had time travel powers and that those powers would somehow play a part in Avengers: Endgame. But the actor recently admitted to KROQ's Kevin Ryder that he made the whole thing up. In the interview, which also included Larson, Jackson said:
We were just blowing smoke. It was actually a mistake, we were tired, end of the day, they had a bunch of people on set... They bring reporters to set and you're working all day and they want you to stop in the middle of the day and go talk to a table full of people for nor reason. It's like, "really?"
This admission kills a lot of theories about how Carol Danvers will appear in Avengers: Endgame. It doesn't mean time travel won't play a part in it somehow, as someone else could have the technology or power to make it happen, but it does mean she won't travel to the future on her own to help defeat Thanos. Marvel has already mostly confirmed that Captain Marvel will go up against Thanos, and the studio is excited about seeing how that will happen based on her powers at the end of Captain Marvel. It's also interesting that at the end of Infinity War, Fury believed she was the key to saving the world. Now the question fans need to ask is why did he assume that Captain Marvel wasn't affected by the snap and why did he think she was the one to call?
Speculation will continue to surround this mystery, especially after Captain Marvel lands in theaters. The film is already set to become a big hit, potentially doing better than Guardians of the Galaxy 2 at the box office during its opening weekend. Marvel CEO Kevin Feige already feels confident about a sequel. Captain Marvel is leading the MCU into its phase 4 with a future so bright, it's time to wear shades.
Source: Kevin Ryder
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019