When the highly anticipated Captain Marvel hits theaters in two months, audiences will receive a lot of answers about one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's earliest characters: Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. The film, which stars Brie Larson in the title role, is set in the 1990s, and features younger Fury who's not yet director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
As Fury comes into contact with Carol Danvers, his world will get a lot bigger, and connections will be made to the MCU of the present. In fact, during a set interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jackson revealed the Tesseract will once again come into play in Captain Marvel.
The interview took place on the set of a Kree ship, where Fury is tangling with Carol Danvers' pet
cat Flerken Goose and where he first sees the Tesseract.
"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," Jackson said. "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."
The Tesseract debuted in Captain America: The First Avenger, where it served as the main source of power for the Red Skull and Hydra, and later in The Avengers. Then, Avengers: Age of Ultron revealed the Tesseract is actually housing the Space Stone. The cosmic cube returned in Thor: Ragnarok, where Loki saved it from Asgard's destruction only for Thanos to take it from him in Avengers: Infinity War, smashing it to pieces to collect the Infinity Stone within.
Now, we can add Captain Marvel to the list of Tesseract movie appearances.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace as young Carol, and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. The film arrives March 8, 2019.