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For the first half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was one constant and it was Nick Fury, played by the iconic Samuel L. Jackson. Fury, the former head of SHIELD and the man who was smart enough to recruit the super team The Avengers, had been missing since going underground in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He popped back up, however, at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” and sent out a distress call just before falling into ashes like half of the universe. Now he’s back – sort of – in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s “Captain Marvel.”
The origin story of the key Marvel character takes place mostly in 1995 where Fury is an LA-based field agent for SHIELD who comes across an intergalactic soldier (Marvel, played by Brie Larson) who is engaged with a shapeshifting race known as the Skrulls. Marvel’s arrival opens Fury’s eyes to threats beyond the scope of SHIELD and, as you can guess, that eventually turns into the Avengers initiative that begins formulating a decade later.
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The always prolific Jackson will also reprise his role of Fury in “Spider-Man: Far from Home” and will return to play John Shaft II in another installment of “Shaft” later this summer. He sat down last week to chat about playing Fury again, his rumored dislike for Marvel’s cat Goose (they have a lot of screen time together) and the impact of Marvel Studios a decade after its launch.
Spoiler alert: “Captain Marvel” explains how Nick Fury lost his eye and its eluded to but not spoiled per se in the context of this interview.
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The Playlist: How long ago did Mr. Feige let you know that you going to have a major role in “Captain Marvel”?
Samuel L Jackson: I guess the summer before we started.
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