We’re meeting some new faces in Captain Marvel but also some familiar ones that are going to look a little different. Captain Marvel is bringing us much younger versions Nick Fury and Phil Coulson and since people can change a lot in the twenty years since the mid-90’s they are going to be different people. Samuel L. Jackson revealed to Entertainment Weekly that there were times he didn’t think a line or action seemed like Fury until he remembered the time difference.
“I’ll read something, and I’ll read it as present Nick Fury, and I’ll go, ‘He would never do this,’” Jackson says. “And I go, ‘Oh, wait a minute. He’s not in that place yet.’ ”
This Nick Fury, who will be de-aged to the point that Jackson said he sometimes didn’t recognize himself, is a much different man who isn’t the spymaster we meet at the end of the first Iron Man.
“The Nick Fury we meet is sort of a bureaucrat in an interesting sort of way,” he explains. “He hadn’t become jaded or a slave to the cynicism that we normally see. He sort of respects the people that are above him, more so than the Nick Fury that people are used to.”
When it comes to the leading lady of Captain Marvel Jackson has nothing but good things to say about Brie Larson. The article notes that during the interview Larson came in to show off a costume and Jackson jumped up to hug her because they hadn’t seen each other in awhile.
“She’s got the strength of the character,” he says. “She’s an interestingly iconic figure in the world of Me Too and women’s strength and everything that’s going on in the world right now. She’s a pivotal figure in that. And to put her in this position in this particular role in a film like this that is driven by feminism in a very interesting way… it’s just the right choice.”
Larson and Jackson stared in Kong: Skull Island last year so this is a bit of a reunion and the two friends were thrilled to work with each other again. Captain Marvel might be introducing us to Carol Danvers but we also get to see how Nick Fury turned into the man we watched fade away at the end of Infinity War.
Summary: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also star Brie Larson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on March 8th, 2019.