I'll admit, I thought this was a bonkers theory at first. It's still bonkers. But after listening to the Avengers: Endgame clip in question multiple times with the volume up, I too can hear a whispered "I have telepathy" as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) approaches Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). It's right after he puts down his bread to approach her and watch her hold strong as he summons Mjolnir.
Conspiracy theories aside, it sounds like that was not intentional from Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. In fact, Joe Russo laughed when he was told some fans were convinced Captain Marvel tells Thor "I have telepathy" in that scene:
So "I have telepathy" wasn't one of the many intentional Easter eggs in Avengers: Endgame -- for Thor or less prominent Marvel characters -- per co-director Joe Russo to THR. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist 'cause I just heard it too. Granted, I'm an X-Files fan who wants to believe, and it's possible I'll have an SNL-worthy abduction story to share later.
This random "telepathy" theory started spreading in early April 2019, shortly before Avengers: Endgame was released. It followed the debut of this clip. On Reddit, a fan posted, "If you turn up your volume, you can hear someone say 'I have telepathy' at the 48 second mark of this video":
Some fans can't hear it at all. Some fans think people are confusing Thor's breath with the "telepathy" line. But no. Thor breathes, but you can also hear a woman's voice saying "I have telepathy" if you put the volume up and listen closely. It sounds like it's just a really bizarre coincidence, but it was something that started working the rounds in the rampant speculation right before Endgame's release.
This is not the first time fans have speculated about Thor and Captain Marvel. Fans have debated which of them is more powerful (Kevin Feige named another Avenger as more powerful than both). And some fans wondered if Thor and Captain Marvel might launch a relationship after that "I like this one" scene. That doesn't seem to be the plan at this point, although Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi doesn't seem pumped about the Captain Marvel/Valkyrie fan theory either.
Keep up with all things MCU -- whispered via conspiracy theories or not -- through our handy MCU guide.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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