It's been a decade since Nick Fury was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and despite the vast number of questions raised about the character over the course of 20 films, very few answers have been provided. Captain Marvel and its '90s setting may change that, but there's still a lot of holes in the MCU to explore.
Fans have wondered about Fury for years and in a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Samuel L. Jackson revealed that he also wants some answers about his MCU hero's past.
When asked about which aspects of the character he would be interested in exploring in future films, Jackson said that he was interested in, "part of his service record -- what he did in the service -- and also the fact that he was a spy for a while. Where was he, what was he doing, how did he meet this [sic] particular person?"The actor then continued, "he met Natasha through the whole spy thing, I’d like to explore that a bit. I’d also like to know what he was doing after Winter Soldier when they said go to Europe and find out what’s going on."
There's a lot of curiosity there about Fury's past, but Jackson also raises an interesting question about Fury's story from the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier onwards. Fans will recall that the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D returned for Avengers: Age of Ultron and disappeared once again into the shadows until the post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War. While some of the answers can be found in the pages of the related comic books as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, there's still a lot of his story left to explore.
Jackson has expressed an interest in reprising his role in the future after his appearance in Captain Marvel. While he recently claimed that he will not be appearing in Avengers: Endgame, fans will definitely see him once again in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Whether or not those films peel back the shroud a bit is uncertain, but it'll be interesting to see nonetheless.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.