One Big Difference Between Captain Marvel’s Nick Fury And His Present Day Self

Nick Fury in Age of Ultron

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a fascinating place right now, as the entire shared universe as we know it is coming to an end. The insane events of Avengers: Infinity War will be concluded when Avengers 4 completes Phase Three, but before that we have the highly anticipated release of Captain Marvel. Starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, the next Marvel movie will take us back to the 90s, and introduce the most powerful hero audiences have seen yet. But there will also be plenty of familiar faces, the most exciting of which being Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. Fury will be digitally de-aged and given back his eye in Captain Marvel, and now Jackson has revealed how the character will be different from the version audiences are used to. As he tells it,

The Nick Fury we meet is sort of a bureaucrat in an interesting sort of way. 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.

Talk about a plot twist. It looks like we're meeting an inexperienced, hopeful, and lighter Nick Fury that the one who made his debut at the tail end of Iron Man. Fury has always been no nonsense and all action, so it should be fascinating to see how the character changes throughout the course of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's upcoming blockbuster.

It looks like Captain Marvel is going to really expand the part of Nick Fury, who has been an important part of the MCU since the jump. Despite being an undeniable badass and ultimately the man responsible for getting The Avengers together, moviegoers haven't really been privy to Nick Fury's inner workings. What is the true personality that lives underneath the eye patch? That's what Captain Marvel bring, as we meet Fury early into his tenure at S.H.I.E.L.D..

In his same conversation with EW, Samuel L. Jackson spoke about another aspect of Nick Fury that will be different in Captain Marvel: he can crack a joke. As Jackson revealed,

He has a greater sense of humor in this than anything I've done before.

As if we need another reason to get Captain Marvel tickets. Aside from fleshing out the MCU and bringing in a new hero, the upcoming blockbuster will also allow Samuel L. Jackson to flex his comedic muscles, and lighten up as Nick Fury for the first time in a decade of moviemaking.

All will be revealed when Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019, followed by Avengers 4 on May 3rd. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.