Marvel Studios has its hands full with Spider-Man: Homecoming right now, but the company isn't shirking its other movies. Avengers: Infinity War will soon wrap before other films like Captain Marvel can head into production. Oh, and actors such as Samuel L. Jackson will apparently be called in to man their MCU stations.
In recent weeks, rumors began to swirl that Captain Marvel would feature Nick Fury and bring Samuel L. Jackson back to the MCU. Now, it looks like those reports have been softly confirmed by Deadline. The vetted site just posted an article which says they've heard "it's true that Jackson will be making an appearance in the movie."
According to Deadline, Marvel Studios would not comment on the news, but fans are not surprised to learn about Fury's comeback. The character was last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron back in 2015. The former SHIELD director helped the Avengers during the Sokovia incident, but Fury was back underground by the time Captain America: Civil War rolled up.
Fans first learned that Nick Fury might make a full-on MCU comeback with Captain Marvel last week. Christopher M. at Omega Underground reported the actor would be heading to Atlanta to film for Marvel Studios at the start of January.
"Looks like [Samuel Jackson] will indeed be co-starring with [Brie Larson] in Captain Marvel," the tweet reads. "Expected to begin shooting on January 8th in ATL."
Captain Marvel may not be the first appearance of Fury in the MCU since his last Avengers stint. Rumors have suggested Samuel L. Jackson will have a brief part in Avengers: Infinity War. The Chronicle Live reported the actor was expected to have filmed scenes for the feature in Scotland, so the third Avengers flick may act as Fury's springboard into the MCU. And, with rumors suggesting Captain Marvel will also pop into the movie, Avengers: Infinity War could be the perfect place for the two Marvel characters to meet.
Brie Larson will reportedly debut as Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) in Avengers: Infinity War before headline her solo film in 2019. Marvel brought on directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck of Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind to oversee the film. With directors in place and a lead star already cast, more filming updates should soon be released. Captain Marvel currently has a 3.79 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.0comments
Next up for Marvel is Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017 followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.