Samuel L Jackson to return as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel
First reported by Omega Underground, Deadline confirms the news that Samuel L. Jackson is set to return as Nick Fury for the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel. He will reunite with his Kong: Skull Island co-star Brie Larson for the film.
The last we saw of Nick Fury was in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it’s expected he’ll appear in Avengers: Infinity War too just ahead of Captain Marvel.
The directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) have signed on to direct the film. Kevin Feige will produce the film, written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman. Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz serve as Executive Producers alongside Stan Lee.
Carol Danvers has a very nuanced, powerful story, so Marvel took time selecting the final directing duo. But ultimately Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s diverse body of work and ability and focus on character made the choice a winning one. Each of their films exhibit nuanced, fascinating performances and a deeply-felt sense of character, all which will fuel the pair’s passion around telling Carol Danvers’ Story.
In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes” #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.