Considering the amount of superheroes it packs, “Captain America: Civil War” is basically an “Avengers” film — but admittedly, it does lack the staple of an “Avengers” film in many fans’ books: Col. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Well, we now know why.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have now opened up about their reason for not including Fury in the film, revealing that they felt it would overcrowd the movie. Markus told the LA Times, “We called [Fury], but he let the line blink. Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions. We didn’t want him to take one side or the other, because that’s not his place in the universe. And then we didn’t want another, ‘Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?’ It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for.”
Markus continued, “He’s the guy who put it together. He’s been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they’re supposed to be without that governing voice. Um… and they didn’t do that good of a job.”
As for the likelihood that Fury will appear in “Avengers: Infinity War,” McFeely teased, “I would think…Don’t you assume you’ll see everybody in the ‘Infinity Wars?'”
Markus added, “It’s probably all hands on deck.”
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