Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury Will Reportedly Return in 'Captain Marvel'

Friday, 07 July 2017 - 7:45PM
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Friday, 07 July 2017 - 7:45PM
Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury Will Reportedly Return in 'Captain Marvel'
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We haven't had a decent Nick Fury appearance in over three years.

It's been a long time since Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and in that time, robots almost took over the Earth, the Avengers tore themselves apart, and Ant-Man did whatever weird stuff he was doing. Sure, Fury turned up for about eight minutes in Age of Ultron, but otherwise, the last time we got to see him for an extended period of time was when he and the resurrected Phil Coulson fought Bill Paxton in the first season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Thankfully, we're apparently about to get a nice few visits from the S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran in one of Marvel's upcoming movies - not only will Samuel L Jackson likely be returning as the one-eyed eagle in Infinity War (despite some initial uncertainty on the subject), but it's also now been claimed by Deadline that he'll be back for Captain Marvel as well. We don't have official confirmation from Marvel just yet, but separate rumors from other sources and some hints from Jackson himself add some credence to Deadline's inside source.

It's understandable that Marvel want to keep their Sam Jackson appearances for special occasions - the logic behind Nick Fury sitting out Civil War was that if he took a side in the conflict, it would give that side significant vindication, as, let's face it, Nick Fury is in charge of the MCU whenever he's onscreen. After all, part of his job is wrangling all the superheroes together.

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At the same time, though, Marvel has moved so far away from being S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric at this point that it's hard to see where Fury fits in the modern, slightly more cosmic-themed crop of movies that are in development. Perhaps that's the point of Nick Fury's Captain Marvel appearance - to tie together the old, secret spy organization movies with the modern wacky space opera series that the MCU has become.

Presumably, of course, this means that part of Captain Marvel will take place on Earth, and if Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) retains her comic book profession as an air force pilot (her origin story is apparently subject to change in the movie), it could be that she connects in some way to whatever's left of S.H.I.E.L.D. by this point.

Whatever we'll be getting from Nick Fury, let's hope we actually get to find out what he's been doing all these years - he can't just turn up every so often with a Helicarrier and then disappear into the ether without giving us a clue as to what secret plans he's working on. He may be a spy, but even so, that's just plain rude.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to come out March 8, 2019.

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