Samuel L. Jackson Will Return To The MCU In Captain Marvel
Rumours started to surface over the last few days that Samuel L. Jackson would be joining his Skull Island co-star Brie Larson in Captain Marvel for a substantial supporting role. According to Deadline, those rumours are official, and Jackson will be back as Fury to make his tenth overall appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (counting Agents of SHIELD).
Earlier this year, Marvel Studios hired Half Nelson directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to helm the project from a script by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy). Brie Larson will star as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, and at this stage, that's about as much as we know. Well, that and Captain Marvel will be released on March 8, 2019.
Samuel L. Jackson has been the connective tissue of the MCU ever since his unexpected post-credit cameo at the end of Iron Man. We've not seen Nick Furysince his brief appearance in 2015's Avengers Age of Ultron. Despite the conflict between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers in last year's Civil War, Fury didn't pick a side and was left out of the movie. Brie Larson will make her debut as Captain Marvel in next year's Avengers: Infinity War alongside just about every character currently in the MCU. Scarlett Johansson recently teased that one epic scene features more than thirty characters in action.
"In one particular scene, I think there?s 32 ? there?s a lot. There?s so many of us. I don?t even know who?s a Marvel character and who?s a crew member, honestly."
Infinity War is the beginning of the end for many of the current crop of characters, by the time the untitled fourth Avengers movie rolls out in 2019, the MCU will look vastly different than it does today.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives in the UK on April 27, 2018.