Last week we had a brief report on the circumstances of Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance as Nick Fury in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel, which story-wise is set in the 1990s. We’d talked about the possibility that the movie will explain how Fury ended up needing an eye-patch.
Well, a couple days or so after that bit of news, Marvel decided to allow the release of a few photos on set for Captain Marvel on social media. One particularly prominent shot on Twitter involves what appear to be Nick Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) in a crowd.
Apparently we get to see just how Fury would’ve looked in his youth, courtesy of JustJared.com’s official Twitter page. Some digital makeup would likely make short work of any lines and wrinkles on his and Maria’s faces in post-production, but the important detail is Fury having both eyes perfectly working.
Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders team up again for an upcoming Marvel project – see pics from the set! https://t.co/JTp7QkPRXi
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) January 21, 2018
Jackson and Smulder’s characters appear to be looking up in the sky for that shot; but who, or what, has got their attention? Could it be Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel? That would explain why Fury tells Tony Stark he’s not the only hero in the first Iron Man.
From a glance at the Marvel Cinematic Universe calendar, Jackson and Smulders as Fury and Hill are only scheduled to make appearances in Captain Marvel, thus eliminating the set photos of them as being, for example, part of Avengers 4, also airing in 2019. But their filming has already ended.
Captain Marvel also stars Jude Law as the male lead opposite Brie Larson’s main character, billed as Dr. Lawson. In the comics, this is the alias of the Kree warrior Mar-Vell, the first holder of the Captain Marvel identity with Danvers as his ally. The film premieres March 8, 2019.