"Captain America: Civil War" was a pretty crowded movie — some can even call it an Avengers 2.5, perhaps. But with all the chaos and animosity taking place in the storyline, did fans miss the guy who started it all — Nick Fury? They sure did.
Despite playing a small but pivotal role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Fury, played by Samuel L Jackson, was not even mentioned in "Captain America 3." Did the makers not want him to take sides? In a recent interview with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the LA Times managed to get some dope on why he wasn't included in "Civil War."
"We called [Fury], but he let the line blink. Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions," Markus explained. "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."
The writer added: "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."
Fair enough. But when asked if fans would get to see the character in "Avengers: Infinity War" or probably in an earlier Marvel film, McFeely replied, "I would think... Don't you assume you'll see everybody in the 'Infinity Wars?'" Markus then added, "It's probably all hands on deck."
Meanwhile, Marvel boss Kevin Feige has already confirmed that we'll see Fury again before "Avengers: Infinity War." Could it be in "Doctor Strange?" or "Spider-Man: Homecoming?" We'll just have to wait and watch.