While Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury cameo in ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ was brief, it was originally going to be something completely different. Not only did Fury’s inclusion allow a call to go out to Captain Marvel, but it demonstrated what happened after Thanos was able to snap his fingers and win at the end of the film.
The original shot of Fury in the film sounds as if it was a bit underwhelming in comparison.
According to co-writer Stephen McFeely the scene we ended up getting wasn’t included until “probably the second or third draft” of the movie’s script.
The initial idea didn’t even take place in the same setting:
“I think at one point we thought we’d shoot it somewhere like a train station. So we did a version of that where Nick Fury was between trains.”
McFeely wasn’t even sure if it was he, co-writer Christopher Markus, or someone else who came up with the end-credit scene which we did get. “I don’t even remember where the idea came from. We were handed a job to write two movies out of four, and we knew we could kindly request certain things of those two movies in between [Infinity War and Endgame] that would help lay out the chessboard for our movies. There are bigger puzzles than even just two.”
The writer was also asked if Fury ever had a more significant part in the film. “No. God, I mean, how much did you see Winter Soldier in that battle? That’s the thing — we sort of got to a point where you’re just technically people shooting, you know? So I don’t know if we ever had Nick Fury in it.”
With how much had to be packed into the movie, it would have been challenging to have more screen time with any of the characters.
Would you have preferred to check in on Nick Fury waiting for a train at the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ when everyone faded away or did you prefer the call out to Captain Marvel? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!