Filming and production has wrapped up for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Infinity War and filming has recently started on its yet to be titled sequel which is only referred to as Avengers 4 for now. The two films are set to bring about the largest gathering of superheros on cinema screens that we have ever seen.
Both films are set to boast over 70 superheroes/main characters, yet there is on character that won’t be appearing in either of the upcoming sequels and that is the man that helped assemble the Avengers back in 2012, Nick Fury. In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies UK Samuel L. Jackson broke the news himself that he won’t be reprising the role of Nick Fury for the upcoming
“I wasn’t in the ‘superhero argument’ movie, I’m not in Avengers 3 and 4. They’re shooting them now and they haven’t called me yet,” Jackson said, referring to Nick Fury’s absence from last years Captain America: Civil War.
Fans last seen Nick Fury back in Avengers: Age of Ultron when he helped rally the team after they had been blindsided by Scarlett Witch’s powers and had to go into hiding. It is presumed that after helping the Avengers before the Sokovia incident that he went back into hiding following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Nick Fury is also set to sit out the upcoming Black Panther movie which is due out in early 2018 which means that for now the next confirmed appearance of Jackson as Nick Fury in the MCU is in 2019’s Captain Marvel which will see Fury team up with Carol Danvers back in the 1990s. Shooting for the film is expected to start January 8, 2018.
We here at Nerd Lowdown are not sure how we feel about that as while he is not one of the beloved superheroes we have grown to love over the past 10 years, he is still an integral part of the MCU and should be brought back in a bit of a bigger capacity than his current set of appearances.
The Captain Marvel movie casts Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, an air force pilot in the 1990s who becomes endowed with the cosmic, superhuman powers of the Kree and becomes the superhero known as Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel opens in theaters March 8, 2019.