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Marvel brought a lot of material to show off at San Diego Comic-Con last month, from a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer to a redux of the explosive Avengers: Infinity War footage first shown at D23. But arguably the most surprising reveal during the studio's panel was that Captain Marvel would be set in the 1990s and see Carol Danvers battling the Skrulls. It was also confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson would appear as a younger Nick Fury without impaired vision, but no one clued him in before the big announcement that Captain Marvel is a prequel. But as he humorously noted in the video below, he's "good" with working with two eyes, especially since it will be easier for him to learn his lines.
One would think that just because Nick Fury wears an eyepatch doesn't mean that Samuel L. Jackson has to also keep his eye blocked while memorizing his lines for Marvel movies, but as Jackson later said in the Fandango interview, ever since he debuted as Fury in Iron Man, he's had to read through these scripts with just one eye to guarantee he doesn't forget his dialogue. Captain Marvel finally breaks the cycle, and in addition to appearing sans eyepatch, Jackson will also get to re-team with his Kong: Skull Island costar Brie Larson. However, it's still possible Captain Marvel will show how he lost his eye, which was alluded to in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If that happens, then Jackson may still need to break out the eye block to make he can memorize those remaining lines.
Captain Marvel was one of the original movies announced for the MCU's Phase Three back in 2014, but it was only at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that concrete plot details were finally unveiled. So far Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are the only confirmed actors attached, while behind the camera, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve have been hard at work on the script, and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct the feature. Little information has been revealed about Nick Fury's past over his seven MCU appearances so far, so Captain Marvel will be our best insight into what the spy was like a decade before he started organizing superheroes into a team.
Before Captain Marvel, though, the present-day Nick Fury will jump back into action next year during Avengers: Infinity War to aid the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and more in their fight against Thanos. Captain Marvel's trip to the 1990s arrives a year later, and then the contemporary Nick Fury will return once more in Avengers 4. Following that, it remains to be seen whether Jackson will remain involved with the MCU through Phase Four or if Earth's Mightiest Heroes' fourth flick will be his final Fury appearance.
We'll find out what Nick Fury's history with Carol Danvers is when Captain Marvel is released on March 8, 2019.