Many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were a bit perplexed when seemingly every major character in the MCU was involved in Captain America: Civil War and yet not Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, who had previously been a linchpin to the whole MCU. Well, as it turns out, one of those people who was also perplexed by Nick Fury's absence was Samuel L. Jackson himself!
In a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Jackson revealed that he didn't understand why Nick Fury wasn't a part of Civil War.
The actor noted, "Except for things like Civil War. If all the Avengers are fucking fighting each other, where’s their guardian? Where’s that dude who comes in and goes ‘Alright, everybody go to your rooms. I’ll be in there to talk to you in a minute.’ Either he’s the guy who brought them together and he’s the glue, or he’s not. So, I felt a way about that."
Jackson had not appeared in every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of course, but he had been prominently featured in the previous Captain America film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and obviously was a major part of the first two Avengers films, as well, so he certainly was a notable absence in Civil War. It seemed as though William Hurt's reprisal of Thunderbolt Ross from Incredible Hulk took on the role that you'd normally expect Fury to play.
via Screen Rant.