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Nick Fury Almost Lost His Eye A Different Way In ‘Captain Marvel’

As Avengers: Endgame continues to strive towards utter box office domination, narrowing the distance the top spot held by Avatar, we are getting continuous information about details behind the scenes. Part of what we’re getting, though, comes from a pertinent character throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not information necessarily from Endgame. Actually this new insight comes from the previous MCU release, Captain Marvel, and sheds a little more light on one of this character’s defining characteristics.

One of the co directors of Captain Marvel, Ryan Fleck, while speaking with Comic Book Movie, lets fans in on the why they decided to have Goose the cat/alien cause Nick Fury’s iconic eye injury rather than a more ‘epic battle scene” or something.

“There were definitely a lot of discussions and that was not the first idea on the table. You’re probably going to ask me what some of the other ideas were and I don’t know if I can tell you that, not because I’m hiding anything, but because there were just so many absurd ideas we had. There was a strong contender for a while that a fight with the Skrulls seemed like the most obvious choice but then the more we thought about it, it just became too obvious.

Since this is just as much Nick Fury’s origin story as Captain Marvel’s, we thought that it would be a fun piece of his backstory that moving forward, he was creative a new narrative for himself that he didn’t really talk about but he was fine with people wanting to muse about a potentially more serious way he could have lost his eye.”

Whatever your stance on the “EyeGate” non-scandal is, the Goose option was definitely polarizing to many. But, in reality, fans never really cared as to how Fury in the MCU actually lost his eye. So, Goose made a great option, actually, and has created something else for us to debate from time to time.

What is your stance on the “EyeGate” non-scandal? Let us know in the comments below!

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