Captain Marvel: Samuel L Jackson Talks Nick Fury’s ‘Boring SHIELD Desk-Job’ – Exclusive

Captain Marvel – Nick Fury

by Ben Travis, Terri White |
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While the chief reason to be excited about Captain Marvel is the arrival of its central heroine, around her we’ll be seeing familiar elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a whole new light. As well as revisiting Guardians Of The Galaxy villain Ronan the Accuser (he’s a Kree alien, remember), the film will introduce a younger Agent Coulson and Nick Fury. The latter has always been an integral, knowledgeable figure in the MCU, right from his cameo in the original Iron Man instigating the Avengers initiative. But in the ‘90s-set Captain Marvel, he’s essentially a rookie.

“He’s been out of the army for a while, and he’s no basically riding a desk in the newly created S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Samuel L. Jackson tells Empire in the Captain Marvel issue, explaining that Carol Danvers constitutes Fury’s first extraterrestrial contact. “He’s kind of bored! He doesn’t go in the field and do a lot of stuff. He’s doing threat assessment, and there’s not a lot of ways to do that that are exciting.”

Of course, Fury’s time with Captain Marvel changes all that – and he plays a major role in her learning about Earth all over again. “The fact he helps her rediscover her history bonds them in a very real and genuine way,” Jackson says. “He becomes an integral part of who she is and how she sees the rest of the universe.”

Empire – March 2019 – Captain Marvel newsstand cover

Read more about Captain Marvel in the March 2019 issue of Empire, on newsstands from Thursday 24 January and available to order online here{ =nofollow}. We went on set of the film to get the inside story on Marvel’s trailblazing new hero, with access to Brie Larson, the directors, and much more. Plus, head this way to see two exclusive new images from the film.

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