The hype surrounding Marvel Phase Three movie Captain Marvel is undeniably strong right now after Entertainment Weekly released a magazine cover with Brie Larson fully suited up on the cover.
But what about the “most important” (in our minds, anyways) takeaway from the new information released alongside the cover? Namely:
Speaking of Earth, Captain Marvel takes place in the mid-’90s, long before Steve Rogers was defrosted or Tony Stark built his first suit. That allows the film to introduce younger version of familiar Marvel faces — like Jackson’s Nick Fury, who’s still a two-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey — as well as let Carol carve out her own, unique space in the MCU.
That’s right, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who will still have both eyes and only be a “desk jockey” for S.H.I.E.L.D. — not the director. EW also provided our first look at young Fury:
There you have it, folks. Just like they did with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the beginning of Captain America: Civil War — the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made Samuel L. Jackson young again.
What do you think of younger Nick Fury’s look in Captain Marvel? We all know what Jackson’s reaction was (via Instagram): “Wow, this Marvel de-aging thing is doper than I thought! #twoeyedfury#captainmarvelmovie”