A couple days ago, we reported a rumor from Omega Underground’s Christopher M, who stated that Samuel L. Jackson would be reprising his role as the fan favorite Nick Fury in next year’s standalone Captain Marvel flick. This would mark the first time we’ve seen the eye-patched former director of SHIELD since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (assuming he doesn’t show up in Avengers: Infinity War). That would mean, when all said and done, it will have been nearly four years since Jackson taken on the moniker of Nick Fury. But is it true?
It sounds like it may very well be. According to Deadline, Jackson will indeed be in Captain Marvel. However, while the original report stated that Jackson would be “co-starring” (which implies a bigger role), Deadline only states that Jackson will be “making an appearance.” That doesn’t really help us a whole lot, as that can range from something as short as his appearance in Iron Man’s post-credits scene, all the way to his more in-depth role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which was his most in-depth MCU film).
Regardless, it’ll a much-needed appearance from a character that once was one of the lynchpins between all the films. In the years since then, the MCU has expanded to the point where there is no one character bringing them all together. Seeing him again would be a nice return to the former days, when the world was smaller.
2019’s Captain Marvel will see the first female-driven standalone film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Playing the lead role of Carol Danvers is none other than the Oscar-winning Brie Larson. Taking them helm are Half Nelson’s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. As of right now, there are no real details surround the flick, but it will be the last movie to hit before Avengers 4, which marks the end of Phase 3 of the MCU. As such, we wouldn’t be surprised if it tied into the greater narrative of the flick.
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