– by Campbell Clark

The following article contains what might be considered SPOILERS for Captain Marvel – depending on your own spoiler scale – If unsure, best not read on any further.



We have already been told by no less than Kevin Feige himself that Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is the most powerful Marvel superhero to appear in the MCU to date. But just how powerful is Danvers really?

I guess we all look to various comic runs and animated shows for a clue on this and you’d think about Carol’s strength, her ability to absorb energy from somewhere else and use it, flight, shooting laser blasts from her fists and her full on power up anime style super saiyan. But something I never pegged her for and don’t recall from any comics or animated shows was an ability to travel in time.

Yet, this is an ability the hero does indeed have according to Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson who of course plays Nick Fury in the MCU. Speaking with ET Online, the veteran actor said this when asked why Captain Marvel was the right choice to carry 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…”

Color me surprised to hear that one slip out, and in the interview Jackson kept reiterating how careful he had to be about what he spoke of, I am not too sure Marvel will appreciate that little reveal in the cold light of day after it was first publicised.

Most of us seem to be convinced that the key to time travel and fixing the past in Avengers: Endgame will be Ant-Man‘s Quantum Realm. But, if Danvers can actually time travel herself, then that’s pretty major. In fact one could argue this puts her up there with Superman in terms of the most powerful characters in comic book lore. Superman the Movie aside, that’s a power that’s never been attributed to the Man of Steel and it’s a bit of a doozy.

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Of course we don’t understand what kind of limitations may be placed on Danvers in terms of how she is able to do this, so I guess we still have to wait till March to find out the true extent of her powers in context. Another possibility here, (and why we really need some context) is that ET Online and any other sites that have picked this up have all interpreted Jackson’s words in only one way.

However, perhaps he could have been referring to the fact that the time travel being used by the Avengers is tricky and that not just anyone can survive the trip? So he could simply be saying that she ranks amongst certain Avengers as some of the few who are physically able to travel in time. It’s a long shot, but worth remembering that’s everything is sketchy without that glorious context.

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