Fans who have watched the new Captain America: Civil War film may notice a certain Samuel L. Jackson with an eye patch wasn’t present in the events of the biggest superhero clash in cinemas.
The character of Nick Fury has not been seen anywhere in the newest film, despite having such a huge presence of uniting the heroes together in the series and, for that matter, keeping them under control at points.
So where was the father of the Avengers throughout this whole time when the kids were trying to kill each other? Writer Christopher Markus spoke to Los Angeles Times regarding that very question:
“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.”
Understandably, there was enough characters for the total screen time. Adding Fury might not have been given much importance as the rest of the events and may have ended up forgettable. Markus did admit that despite his disappearance, Fury was an important character for the Avengers and taking away key characters gives something new for the characters to work with:
“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.”
And how well did that turn out?
Um…they didn’t do that good of a job.”
However, with the new Infinity War progressing, Markus and fellow writer Stephen McFeely reported they are currently “locked in a room, trying to hash out the earliest drafts”. Will we be seeing Nick Fury then? McFeely responded:
I would think so.”
Captain America: Civil War is out in theaters now and be sure to check out our Top 10 Easter Eggs list on the film!
The film’s synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
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