When Marvel Studios announced in July last year that their much-awaited film Captain Marvel is based in the 1990s, it took the fans by surprise. What was even more surprising was the fact that the movie’s cast includes Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) who has been missing since the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron. In a new interview, Jackson touched upon his comeback without the signature eye patch, and his overall journey with Marvel.
Jackson was talking to The A.V. Club, and he emphasized that the Nick Fury of the Brie Larson movie will be vastly different from the S.H.I.E.L.D. director whom we have seen so far in the MCU. To begin with, as has already been stated by Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige, Nick Fury will have both eyes. According to Jackson, Captain Marvel is more in the mold of an origin story, and when Fury meets Carol Danvers, he will have “another guy’s face.”
“But we’re going back now, and I meet Captain Marvel in more of an origin story,” he said. “You’ll see Nick Fury with another guy’s face, somebody that’s got two eyes, so that’s a whole big deal. You’ll see. It’s prior to the eye injury, no eye patch.”
Jackson also talked about his experience of working with Marvel right from the start of the MCU via nine-movie deal which will end with the upcoming Captain Marvel.
“I’m sort of the glue that holds all these guys together,” Jackson said of Fury. “I got them into the organization, into S.H.I.E.L.D., and every now and then I show up to remind them that S.H.I.E.L.D. has a purpose. It’s been a good job. It was a nine-picture deal. I did it. It was good.”
Fans are keen to once again see Jackson as Nick Fury after his cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and by the look of it, other than an appearance in one more Avengers film, Captain Marvel is going to be the last cinematic appearance of Nick Fury.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have directed Captain Marvel based on a Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve script. Brie Larson is playing the titular role of Captain Marvel in the movie, and it is scheduled to release on March 8, 2019.