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Samuel L Jackson reveals when Nick Fury will be back in the MCU and Kevin Feige talks ‘new beginnings’ in Phase 4

April 19th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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If you had a glimmer of hope about seeing the return of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in Captain America: Civil War, prepare to be disappointed.

The head of S.H.I.E.L.D has been absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Captain America: The Winter Soldier and while he won’t be involved in the scuffle between Avengers, we’ll be seeing the spy once again in the future, assures Jackson.

“I think I’m in Avengers 3 and 4, but I’m not in Civil War,” Jackson told Fandango (via Squareeyed).

With the world of the Avengers being torn apart over the Superhero Registration Act and the infiltration of Hydra, Fury’s leadership and direction is essential. However, it seems he won’t re-appear until the dust has settled and Cap and Iron Man have kissed and made up.

Fandango also asked Jackson which side he would be on: Team Cap or Team Iron Man and his answer was pretty much as you’d expect.

“Ahhhh, I don’t know. I haven’t given it much thought,” he said. “I’m Nick Fury — Nick Fury is above all that.”

There you go: Nick Fury need not involve himself in the petty squabbling of disgruntled and do-gooder Avengers. Give him a call when there’s a world to save or Avengers needed recruiting.

In related news…

Marvel studio president Kevin Feige has been chatting about MCU Phase 4 which is set to begin in 2020 and how it will be a very different animal than the othere Phases: “I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases.”

“You build things up and people enjoy the experiences you’ve built up. But then you kind of reach an apex or you reach a climax, a moment where you go, ‘This structure is really going to start to be repetitious if we do this again, so what do we do now?’ So now, you deconstruct it. We’re in the deconstruction phase with Civil War and leading into Infinity War, which are the culmination films.”

This is why the movies following Civil War will be new characters, becasue there’s more uuniverse out there than what we already know about:  “That’s somewhat intentional to go and explore the other aspects [of the universe].”

We get the feeling there will be tears before Phase 4 kicks off…

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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