This past summer at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios, dropped a few bombshells regarding the upcoming Captain Marvel. From the introduction to the Kree/Skrull War from the comic books, to the 90s setting to the inclusion of a young Nick Fury, fans were given plenty to think about and discuss while they wait for the highly anticipated film to be released.
Samuel L. Jackson, who has played the role of Nick Fury since the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Iron Man in 2008. He has had cameos in everything from The Avengers films to ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Recently, Jackson sat down with AVClub and discussed his next gig as playing the head honcho of S.H.I.E.L.D. and revealed some intriguing details regarding the Nick Fury of the 90s.
“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.”
An interesting choice of words. “Another guy’s face.” The Nick Fury fans will meet in Captain Marvel will be a younger, less battle-hardened Nick Fury. This is exciting news given the fact that fans have only been exposed to Nick fury without his trademark eye patch once before during the cataclysmic events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This past August, Jackson also spoke of the ease of getting to work and prepare for the role without the eye patching hindering his eyesight too much.
“It’ll be easier to learn my lines. It’s one of those weird kind of things,” Jackson said. The first day I shot as Nick Fury with one eye, I couldn’t remember my lines. I was tired since we were coming from somewhere, so I thought it was fatigue. Then I realized I had learned my lines with two eyes. So, I had to start blocking my eye to learn my lines. It’s a stupid kind of thing, but it totally worked.”
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters worldwide on March 8, 2019.