A brand new intel has emerged about Samuel L. Jackson's supposed involvement in Brie Larson starrer, Captain Marvel. The veteran Marvel Cinematic Universe actor has been playing Nick Fury in the franchise since 2008, when he appeared in the first Iron Man's end credit scene informing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that he is part of a bigger universe, he just doesn't know it yet. Thus far, he has reprised his role as the eye-patch wearing character seven times in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Earlier this year, Jackson teased on the possibility of him popping in on Captain Marvel. The actor is currently confirmed to appear in Avengers: Infinity War and its yet-to-be-titled sequel, which would max out his original nine-movie contract with Marvel. But with the amount of fan love and success that the MCU has been getting, we assume that it won't be too difficult to negotiate a deal extension.
The tip comes from Christopher M. of Omega Underground confirming Jackson's involvement in Captain Marvel. According to his post on his official Twitter account, principal photography for the film, which has a working title of 'Warbird,' is set to start January 8th of next year in Atlanta. This coincides with previous reports suggesting that filming will run through January until May.
— Christopher M (@_ChristopherM) July 1, 2017
Not much is known in terms of the narrative of Larson's MCU debut film as Captain Marvel - only that it will be an origins story and that it will revisit the Quantum Realm first explored in Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. The property had various iterations in the pages of the comic books, but during the project's announcement in 2014, Marvel president Kevin Feiege confirmed that this version of the character will be Carol Danvers. In the comics, Danvers is a United States Air Force officer who was caught in the explosion of a Kree device. Although she was able to survive the outburst, she resurfaces with superhuman abilities, initially coming out as Ms. Marvel until she eventually became Captain Marvel.
Last year however, the film's co-writer, Nicole Perlman, revealed that her origins story will not be a direct adaptation. Instead, it will have some narrative tweaks to make sure that the story and her background fits the existing MCU canon. However Marvel wants to spin Captain Marvel's origins, working an established character like Fury into her first standalone will definitely help in tying her in to the MCU.
Shall this Captain Marvel casting rumor turns out to be true, it will not be the first time that Jackson and Larson will be working on a feature-length film. They have previously worked in Kong: Skull Island together with another MCU actor - Tom Hiddleston (Loki).
Source: Christopher M.
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