When the end credits of ‘Iron Man‘ rolled and we were first introduced to Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, he is already the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ultimate spymaster. However, when we see Fury in ‘Captain Marvel‘ he is going to start off as just one of your standard Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with both of his eyes and no deep knowledge of Hydra or superpowered folks running around on the planet.
When Fury meets Carol Danvers and realizes not just what kind of power is out there but that aliens exist, everything changes for the younger agent. It puts him onto the path to become the man who would one day utter the words “There was an idea, Stark knows this, called the Avengers Initiative.”
According to Jackson when his character first meets Captain Marvel:
“This is a mind-changing, attitude-changing moment for him that leads him to become the person that we know. He [now] understands that there are these other things out there. He understands that they’re not all enemies, and we do need to find allies who have specific kinds of skills that humans don’t have. And trying to convince people above him is a difficult task because they haven’t seen it or experienced it.”
While there likely won’t be too many future appearances of Jackson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after ‘Avengers 4’, I’d love to see how he transitions into the role of director of the SHIELD agency after we see him introduced in ‘Captain America.’ Sadly the idea that “It’s all connected” has fallen apart as Marvel Studios and Marvel TV have drifted further apart, and Jackson is unlikely to head up a television series these days. Still, another take with a younger Nick Fury and Agent Coulson could really prove to be a fun movie, especially if their mission might be to finish turning a younger Black Widow into a proper S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
‘Captain Marvel’ will soar “Higher, Further, Faster, More” into your local theaters on March 8th, 2019!
Source Entertainment Weekly