'Avengers Endgame' Spoilers: Leak Reveals How It Connects to Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel’s role in Avengers: Endgame is still a mystery, but a leaked interview may shed some light on how her standalone movie will connect to the Infinity War sequel. Samuel L. Jackson already revealed that Captain Marvel can travel through time, which seems like a pretty huge hint, but in a recent interview he provided even more information on how the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest hero could help the Avengers defeat Thanos in Endgame.

Before turning to dust at the end of Infinity War, Nick Fury called upon Captain Marvel by way of an old pager. Speaking with Total Film Magazine viaComic Book Movie, Jackson teased Carol Danvers’ time travel abilities and how the character’s story will connect to Avengers: Endgame.

“I guess we might figure out that she can do things that nobody else can do,” Jackson said. “She can time travel so maybe she can get ahead or behind or whatever, and figure out what all that is. The fact I have the pager 20 years later - it gets addressed in an interesting sort of way.”

The question of how Captain Marvel will connect to Endgame has been a topic of conversation among fans. After all, how does someone from the 1990s end up in 2019 without having aged? It’s unclear exactly how she’ll be able to time travel, but Jackson implies it’s a super-powered ability rather than through the use of the Quantum Realm (another popular Avengers fan theory).

Captain Marvel’s use of the Quantum Realm, however, is still not outside the realm of possibility. Ant-Man was stuck inside it at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but the Endgame trailers prove he was somehow able to break free. Did Captain Marvel help him get out?

Captain Marvel’s ability to time travel might also mean the Avengers won’t need to use the Time Stone to travel back in time in Endgame. Once she arrives in the present and teams up with the remaining heroes, she could send them through time to retrieve the other Infinity Stones before Thanos finds them. Captain Marvel’s abilities might be the missing factor in all of the Time Stone theories, which suggest the plot of Endgame could hinge on retrieving various Infinity Stones before Thanos ever gets his hands on them.

Be it through her super-powered abilities or through the Quantum Realm, Captain Marvel is clearly a key weapon in the fight against Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters April 26, 2019.