'Avengers 4: Endgame' Spoilers: Even More Evidence of Time Travel Leaks Out
Evidence is mounting on two fronts. First, Entertainment Tonight paid a visit to the set of Captain Marvel and heard from actor Samuel L. Jackson (playing a younger Nick Fury in the Brie Larson-led movie) that Larson’s Captain Marvel will time travel to help the Avengers.
“She’s pretty much the strongest character,” Jackson said in the interview. “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…”
Thanks, Fury! Another piece of new evidence comes from the film’s IMDB cast page. While IMDB is a dubious source, new cast listings for “1970s Scientist” (Miles Webb) and “70’s Car Girl #1” (Monica Mathis) are hard to just make up.
There are also two additional Marvel actors credited for Avengers: Endgame set to return, though it’s unknown if they’re related to a time travel plot or just part of your usual flashbacks or hallucinations. Tilda Swinton, who played the Ancient One in 2016’s Doctor Strange (and whose character died in that movie) is credited to appear. Will Doctor Strange reunite with his mentor in a dimensional plane? Or will we see the Ancient One again via time travel?
Ty Simpkins, who played 12-year-old Harley Keener in 2013’s Iron Man 3, will also return if IMDB is to be believed. A preteen at the time of Iron Man 3, Simpkins has a three-picture deal with Marvel (confirmed in an interview with ComicBook). Now 17, it’s unlikely his character will be seen because of time travel, but he could lend a hand to his pal Tony Stark if need be.
All of this is just the latest in a big pile of evidence of time travel. We’ve seen the actors wearing their old costumes, we’ve seen Stark’s augmented reality device BARF that recreates memories, and we’ve heard from Frank Grillo (who played Crossbones in the Captain America movies) that he’ll be back despite dying in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26.