Before we learn how the Avengers will defeat Thanos and restore order in Avengers: Endgame, we will see actress Brie Larson make her superhero debut as Captain Marvel. The newest and likely most powerful addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she will likely play a big part in taking down Thanos and restoring order. While the film will be set in the 1990s and serve as an origin story for the character, it will at times also serve as one for Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
Speaking at a roundtable interview, executive producer on the film Jonathan Schwartz discussed how making the film partially an origin story for Nick Fury will add Captain Marvel’s story, as well as giving us a little background on Fury during a time where he may have been struggling to find a direction.
“There’s a Nick Fury origin story in there. The movie is definitely called Captain Marvel. It becomes a two-hander for parts of it. So, we sort of wanted to give the audience that kind of young Nick Fury origin story as you put it, and it’s all there. But hopefully in a way that complements Carol’s adventure too. We’re meeting Nick Fury at a very interesting time in his life. It’s kind of the mid 90s, the Cold War is over, the war on terror hasn’t begun yet. It’s a little bit of a slow period for worldwide espionage, and I think Fury is kind of wondering what his place in the world is, in a world where he feels maybe a little obsolete. And then aliens come down from outer space!”
It will be nice to finally learn a little backstory on the patched one, what his life was like before we met him in the post-credits scene of Iron Man. Hopefully, the dual backstory will work well, and as Schwartz said leaning a little bit about Nick Fury can help fuel Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel’s origin.
Nick Fury is another one of Jackson’s now iconic characters, the actor has quietly left his mark on some of cinema’s most beloved franchises, not only the MCU, but he played Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels, as well as Frozone in the Incredibles films, as well as countless other single film characters.
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