Despite the tremendous amount of love fans have for Nick Fury, and the actor who plays him (Samuel L. Jackson), the character hasn’t been featured too heavily in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of late. Though he was instrumental in putting the Avengers together, his role has been diminished quite a bit and he hasn’t been seen on screen since Age of Ultron. We do know, however, that he’ll be involved in Infinity War and its currently untitled sequel and now, it sounds like he may be sticking around beyond that as well.
Though Jackson’s contract will expire after those aforementioned films, it seems like the actor isn’t ready to leave the MCU just yet, as we’re learning today that he’ll have a large role to play in Captain Marvel. We first reported on this several months ago, when Jackson teased his involvement in the 2019 blockbuster and today, we’ve got some confirmation thanks to Omega Underground.
It’s unknown how exactly he’ll fit into the film’s plot and that probably won’t be made clear until after Avengers 4, but it’s great to hear that Jackson plans to stick around the franchise a bit longer. As we mentioned above, he’s been severely under-utilized lately and fans have been hoping to see more of him for a while now. Whether or not he’ll remain on board after Captain Marvel remains to be seen, but we can at least rest easy knowing we’ve got three more Nick Fury appearances to look forward to.
In regards to what we can expect from the Brie Larson-led flick itself, well, we don’t know a whole lot about it just yet. It has been revealed though that we’ll get to return to the Quantum Realm, which was first introduced back in Ant-Man. Apparently, it’ll give us “a better understanding of Carol Danvers and her place in the MCU,” whatever that may mean. Beyond that though, details on the film are scarce and we don’t expect to learn anything more for quite a while – given how packed the studio’s upcoming slate is.
Captain Marvel graces theatres on March 8th, 2019. There’s a good chance we’ll see Brie Larson take flight as Carol Danvers shortly before, too – not unlike Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther made his debut via Civil War – what with rumors claiming the Oscar-winner will crop up in 2018’s Infinity War.