MCU fans know Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury as the ultimate agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but before he was the man who organized the Avengers initiative, he had a moment of awakening to the power of superheroes – a story that will be told in Captain Marvel.
“This is a mind-changing, attitude-changing moment for him that leads him to become the person that we know,” Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
What’s more, it’s no coincidence Fury called on Captain Marvel for back-up at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. The hero will play a major role in Avengers 4 - and, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, she’s the most powerful superhero to arrive in the MCU yet.
“She is more powerful than any character we’ve introduced thus far,” Feige explained. “So that alone tells you that there’s a reason Nick hit that button at the end [of Infinity War], when he realized that they were up against something far bigger than they had ever been up against before. And having her on your side is hopefully going to change the balance of power in a way that they desperately need.”
Captain Marvel is due out in theaters March 8, 2019.