At this point, no one knows how Avengers 4 will resolve the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War and that includes Samuel L. Jackson, who briefly reprised his role as Nick Fury in the latter film’s post-credits scene. That said, as Jackson tells Vulture, he’s reasonably sure Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will be instrumental in resolving Thanos’ little act of genocide and while he doesn’t offer specifics, he has an idea of where things are headed.
“Who’s really dead, and who’s really in the flaky wind of Marvel dust, I don’t know, but I do know there’s a solution that they didn’t even have to tell me,” Jackson told Vulture recently, “just because I know who Captain Marvel is and what all that means.” Jackson, who co-stars in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, is certainly in a better position than most to have the inside scoop on what’s going on, especially since it’s expected that the film will establish a relationship between his character and Larson’s.
According to Jackson, his confidence in Captain Marvel saving the day stems from Brie Larson herself and how her character is being shaped in the upcoming origin movie. “She [Larson] wants it to be a special film, she wants it to represent women, she wants it to be a film that has heart and depth.” Jackson says. “Brie grabs information from everywhere: Who was the first female pilot? What were her struggles? She wants to make sure all of that is embodied in the character to give it the justice of the woman’s struggle, to follow her from where she was to becoming this great force, because she’s the most powerful character in the Marvel universe.” That last point is the most important, as we’ve known for awhile that Captain Marvel will be a very powerful hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Jackson’s comments suggest she may just have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with Thanos. Now that’s a resolution we can get behind!
Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019, while the still untitled Avengers 4 follows on May 3, 2019.