It is no secret that once the Skrulls’ threat to Earth has been eradicated, Captain Marvel would have set up Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers to enter the movie, Avengers: Endgame as an equal to defeat Thanos.
As for how the character will join the Avengers and try to save the universe, everything is a mystery. Many theories have been making their rounds on the Internet, but now, due to Brie Larson’s co-star, Samuel L. Jackson, the fans might have to pour a bit of cold water on a few of the popular theories.
When it had been announced that Carol Danvers’ origin movie would be set during the ’90s, one of the very first questions that the fans had was how this could be true, given Nick Fury did not mention her during The Avengers. As Earth’s very first true superhero, one would think people will discuss her as Iron Man, Thor and the rest had arrived on scene. The character seems to have been erased from the planet’s history, with the ‘how and why’ now being the source of many Endgame fan theories.
Many of the fans are assuming that by the end of Captain Marvel, she would be trapped or even willingly placed in a suspended animation, recovering from all the aftereffects of the Skrull war. Fury’s pager is the beacon that will break her out of her sleep, and this would signal her arrival into the movie, Endgame, and here, she will try and help the Avengers in reversing Thanos’ snap.
In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the theories seem to take a very different direction when the fans had gotten confirmation that the Quantum Realm would the allow users to travel through space and time. The speculation has now shifted to the very idea that someone from the present, Scott Lang would travel through time and also recruit heroes like Carol for fixing Thanos’ acts. Or, Carol might have even stumbled upon the Quantum Realm, where she will save Scott and bring them to a post-snap Earth.
According to the actor, Jackson, Captain Marvel has the power of time travel in the character’s arsenal.
“[Captain Marvel is] pretty much the strongest character — in terms of someone with powers are able to do things — in the Marvel Universe,” Jackson had said.
“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…”
As Binary, one of Carol’s superhero identities, she may even tap the energy of a white hole, and this would allow manipulation of the stellar energies, gravity and the electromagnetic spectrum. It is possible that her film counterpart would share these powers as well, adjusting them in a way that the character can create rifts and traverse through space and time. With time travel at the character’s disposal, it is possible that Carol might end up piercing the time barrier and move a few decades ahead and come to Fury’s help.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. The film arrives on March 8.