Samuel L. Jackson Shared a Major Spoiler About Captain Marvel’s Powers

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The hype surrounding the upcoming Captain Marvel film is real, as it will be Marvel’s first standalone film for a female superhero. We’ll also get to enjoy a fun '90s vibe and will finally (hopefully) find out whether Brie Larson's character is truly powerful enough to take down Thanos. For months now, fans have been speculating that Captain Marvel might be the key to defeating The Mad Titan, and Samuel L. Jackson—who plays Nick Fury in the MCU—just dropped a major spoiler that seems to confirm that.

While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jackson—who will appear in Captain Marvel—dished about Brie Larson’s character. "She’s pretty much the strongest character ... in the Marvel universe,” Jackson said. “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.”

Jackson added, “She's one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so ..." Talk about a casual spoiler drop!

Since Avengers: Infinity War’s release in April 2018, fans have been confident that all the superheroes we saw turned to dust at the hands of Thanos would be brought back somehow in Avengers: Endgame, with many believing the Quantum Realm would allow for time travel. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has also said that Captain Marvel is the most powerful superhero ever introduced in the MCU, so it’s not shocking to learn she can time travel ... even if some of us would have rather discovered that while watching the movie.

Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Mark Hamill Confirmed How He'll Be Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us some early intel on the next Star Wars movie—whether the studios like it or not. And earlier this week, the 67-year-old actor came through for us yet again.

While attending the Child’s Play premiere, the Associated Press asked Hamill about The Rise of Skywalker and whether he would be involved in the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Hamill confirmed that he would indeed be making an appearance, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill will appear as a Force ghost doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced that was the only way he could return to the franchise. (He did die in the previous film, The Last Jedi, after all.) However, suspicious fans have been speculating about other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have plenty of questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on December 20 to find everything out.

[h/t Associated Press]

Fans Are Rallying for Macaulay Culkin to Play Joker in The Batman

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
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After months of speculation, it was only recently announced that Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to don the Dark Knight's iconic cape in Matt Reeves's upcoming film The Batman. Unsurprisingly, the response to the casting news was mixed.

While it’s believed The Batman will center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne than we’ve seen previously, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding other major plot points—including which villains will be included, and who will play them.

We Got This Covered reports that various DC characters are being rumored to appear in the film, including Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and the Mad Hatter. But fans are desperate to know if the most notable Batman villain will be included on the roster: the Joker.

Though there has been no mention of the Joker in conversations surrounding the new film, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill—nor has it prevented fans from offering up their ideas on who could nail the iconic role, and Macaulay Culkin is apparently at the top of the list.

The former child star has not commented on the validity of the rumors, but many DC fans are on board with it, including digital artist Bryan Zapp who created an image of what Culkin would look like as the Joker.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips's Joker, a standalone film focusing on the villain’s origin story and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Although it could get confusing, The Batman will be part of the DCEU, while Joker will not live in the shared universe, which means there could very well be two portrayals of the same character at the same time. Whether or not Culkin would take on the role—or if there will be a Joker at all—is only up for speculation right now.

[h/t We Got This Covered]

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