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Samuel L. Jackson May Have Let A Spoiler Slip About Captain Marvel’s Powers

January 9, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Samuel J. Jackson spoke about the abilities of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, which may include a spoiler for Avengers: Endgame. Jackson revealed that Danvers can travel through time. It’s not something listed on Marvel’s official website, but if Jackson is right, then it could explain how the heroes of the MCU manage to reverse the damage done by Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Here are highlights:

On how the 90s Nick Fury is different from the modern version: “Probably not as cynical just yet. Things are changing. The world is changing for him, how he views it in terms of who we are in respect to the rest of the galaxy and there [being] a much greater thing out there than who we are and what we are — and that they pose a greater threat than anyone even knows and we literally have no defenses against them.”

On the origin of Nick Fury in Captain Marvel: “You’ll see, specifically, the origin of what happened to his eye. You’ll find out that he does have a family, that’s referenced. You don’t see them, but they are referenced in another way. There are things we talk about in his backstory that haven’t been talked about before — where he’s from, what he’s done. There are times when he actually, humanly reacts to things with fear and awe, instead of the stone face that he normally has, before he learns to control his emotions in another way. We don’t talk about none of his war experiences. We talk about him being in the war, leaving the war, being a spy and some of the things he did when he was a spy that got him to this particular place. So, we get more of a backstory, and we get more of what turns him into this person that you originally meet in Iron Man.”

On if Captain Marvel is the right choice to get her own movie: “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…”

On what makes Brie Larson the perfect Captain Marvel: “She has a lot of compassion, for one. She’s a very principled individual, as you can see from her IG. She champions all of the right causes. She’s very aware of who she is and her place in the universe, in terms of what she is as a person of influence [being] an actress and her voice being used in the right way. She has the strength and determination that, for a person her age– There are all the kinds of things she could have done aside from putting herself through six months of torture to get ready to do this role. If you see her workouts — she sends me videos of her workouts — she’s working very hard. Her body is incredible now from all the stuff she’s done. She’s down to, like, five percent body fat, maybe. She’s all muscle. She couldn’t do push-ups when they started. She can do lots of push-ups now. She pushes Jeeps uphill as part of her training. She’s totally dedicated to making this something, and the way she empowers women already, you know that she is going to give this character the qualities that will make any woman, young girl, anybody looking at this wish they could be her or feel like they could, because they have the ability.”