One of the things that are an advantage for Captain Marvel is that it can play with many aspects of the past that we know happened, but don’t know how. Ever since Captain America: The First Avenger, we know that SHIELD has had its hands on the Tesseract which only showed up in 2012 after the 1940s. In a time period this long, there should have been some more events involving the glowing cube, so with Captain Marvel being a prequel to all other movies, Marvel could grab this opportunity to bring the Tesseract into play again.
Upon Captain Marvel set visit of Entertainment Tonight, Samuel L. Jackson was asked whether Nick Fury has been dealing with the Flerken for the first time, and it looks like this is his first time seeing the Tesseract. Here’s what he had to say in reply of this:
“He who? He me? I’ve heard the cat referred to as a Flerken. I didn’t know what that meant, so I vaguely have an idea now what that means. And we’re actually entering a ship that belonged to a doctor from Carol Danvers’ past. She’s trying to find some answers to what happened, why he was on Earth and what that whole power core thing– Seems like the Tesseract has been the constant in all these movies.”
So, if the Tesseract is a constant in all of these films then it should be a part of Captain Marvel as well. SHIELD is clearly active here, and they have been experimenting with the Tesseract for a long while, so things could connect much better if perhaps that gets added to the overall plot of the film. But we cannot be sure whether that will happen or not.
Captain Marvel already has to bring in many aspects together, so adding one more might make things even more complex. Apart from the Tesseract, we also get to hear about Flerken from Jackson. So this does give us a hint to the fact that Carol’s cat Goose may actually turn out to be a Flerken. Keeping that in mind, what if Fury loses his eye while defending himself against the cat?
It would be possible, but things could be totally different. Apart from the Kree and the Skrulls, one of the big aspects of the film is the Bond between Captain Marvel and Nick Fury. Samuel L. Jackson was also asked about the dynamic of the two when they first cross paths with each other. He says:
“Well, when they first cross paths, she’s just a crazy lady that broke into Blockbuster. She’s standing there telling me that she came from some planet and she’s got on strange clothes and she’s saying there are these shape-shifting people that have infiltrated Earth. And we’re kind of looking at her like a normal person would look at a person who tells you something like that. You kind of go, Yeah, right. Then she runs away and later on, I discover, OK! She might have been telling the truth. So, that changes that dynamic for the next time we see each other.”
So far, the three trailers that we have seen have brought forward the bond between Fury and Carol that is being set up. This would go to the next level when the plot of the film progresses. But there are hints that also suggest that things between Carol and Fury may not end well. So, let’s see what the film has in store for us.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and written by Liz Flahive, Meg LeFauve, Carly Mensch, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Evra, 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. Captain Marvel comes out on March 8.
Do you think the Tesseract will be featured in Captain Marvel or will it just be mentioned as a reference? Tell us in the comments.