The highly anticipated Captain Marvel has added another big name to its cast. Over the last few weeks, we’ve all heard the rumors that Samuel L. Jackson and his Nick Fury will appear alongside Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in the upcoming solo movie. Well, now, it’s all but confirmed thanks to Deadline.
The rumor first popped up from Omega Underground, where Deadline than took the necessary steps to get the full scoop. But while initial rumor was that Jackson will “co-star,” the latest word is that he will just “make an appearance,” suggesting the role could be minor or just a cameo. And for us fans, that’s exactly how his role should be.
As Marvel’s cinematic universe continues to grow, it gets increasingly complex. With each movie, it grows bigger and bigger and while it is one large story with characters flipping back-and-forth between not just their own movies, but others, the universe still needs a “constant” to keep the balance, and much of that has fallen on the shoulders of Jackson’s Nick Fury. He is just as important as our heroes, and while he’s been absent as of late, bringing him back into the fold with new heroes arising is a very smart move by the filmmakers, as long as it’s done correctly.
There isn’t a whole lot known on the film as of yet, but hopefully Marvel has taken a pointer or two from Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, where a woman can not only star in a superhero film, but lead it all on her own. Now of course, that movie doesn’t end up being as good as it was without a character like Steve Trevor, but it doesn’t work at all without the presence of Gal Gadot. And it’s nothing against Gadot at all, but she isn’t Brie Larson. Larson brings a whole new element to a woman leading a superhero movie, and if Marvel were to damper that by putting Jackson in a co-starring situation, I would almost feel cheated. But luckily, I have faith in Marvel in their plan, especially since they already used him the kind of way I’m hoping for in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Fury played an integral part of that story, but at the end of the day, that was Cap’s movie and his alone. Hopefully that stay the same for one of Marvel’s more exciting future projects.
Do you like this addition? What kind of role do you wish he plays? How pumped are you to see Carol Danvers on the big screen? Captain Marvel will be helmed by Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and is said to begin production at the early of 2018. With a script by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, the film is slated to be released on March 8th, 2019.