It was pretty clear that the role of Nick Fury was going to grow big time after his first end-credit appearance in 2008’s Iron Man as the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanded, but a Marvel movie that dug into his past, specifically the very beginning of his work with superheroes, was something I never imagined we’d get. Samuel L. Jackson is back on the big screen as Fury with a very significant supporting role in Captain Marvel. When a Kree soldier calling herself Vers (Brie Larson) crash lands on Earth, Fury gets his very first taste of what the cosmos have to offer and finds himself right in the middle of a longstanding conflict between the extraterrestrial Kree and Skrulls.
With Captain Marvel now in theaters, I was lucky enough to get a little time to chat with Jackson. We discussed his experience as a Marvel mainstay and what it was like for him watching Larson (who he worked with on her feature directorial debut, Unicorn Store) step into the Marvel whirlwind herself. Also, for anyone who knows my taste in film, you know Jurassic Park is my favorite movie of all time and, as you’ll see in the video interview above, that led to a lifelong connection to Jackson who plays Ray Arnold in that film and it really was a treat and honor to get to revisit that with him.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain Marvel:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
For more on the movie, browse the links below:
- ‘Captain Marvel’: Brie Larson Encourages Superhero Movie Fans to “Love What You Love”
- ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors on Working with Editors for the Very First Time
- Jude Law & Gemma Chan Tease a ‘Captain Marvel’ Deleted Scene with the Kree Supreme Intelligence
- ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Explain Why They Changed the Cat’s Name
- First ‘Captain Marvel’ Reactions Tease an Ambitious, Trippy Sci-Fi Adventure