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So this is why Nick Fury wasn’t in Captain America: Civil War…

May 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments


So, for all the faces we saw in Captain America: Civil War, one was noticably not present and it was odd because, let’s be honest, he felt like he should have been present.

We are of course talking about Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury.

Let’s be honest, Fury put the Avengers together and he should have been there as they fell apart.

But he wasn’t. And there is a reason why.

Now Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely  have revealed why Fury was absent from duty in the movie to the LA Times: “We called [Fury], but he let the line blink,” said Markus.

“Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions. We didn’t want him to take one side or the other, because that’s not his place in the universe. And then we didn’t want another, ‘Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?’ It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for.

“He’s the guy who put it together. He’s been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they’re supposed to be without that governing voice. Um… and they didn’t do that good of a job.”

As for the rumour (here) that Fury will be back for Infinity War? Well, McFeely teased: “I would think…Don’t you assume you’ll see everybody in the ‘Infinity Wars?'”

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….