- Samuel L. Jackson talked about his Marvel character being left out of “Captain America: Civil War”.
- In a roundtable discussion for THR, the actor said he’s still upset about Fury’s exclusion.
- Jackson said it felt unrealistic that his character wouldn’t show up and try to solve problems.
Samuel L. Jackson said that six years after the release of “Captain America: Civil War,” he is still troubled that his Marvel character Nick Fury has been excluded from the film.
“I complained to them, I still complain to them, about ‘Civil War’ because I’m like, ‘How can kids fight and Nick Fury not show up?’ Like, ‘What’s going on here? Everybody go to their room,'” Jackson said in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter with actors Michael Keaton, Oscar Isaac, Tom Hiddleston, Brian Cox and Quincy Isaiah.
“But they didn’t need me for that,” he added. “They did, but they didn’t.”
In “Captain America: Civil War”, the conflict arose because of a difference of opinion over the Sokovia Accords, legal documents that were proposed to keep superheroes in check and prevent them from operating independently. The characters sided with Steve Rogers or Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and ultimately fought each other in the film’s big battle scene.
Jackson has been a part of the MCU since 2018’s ‘Iron Man’
Jackson made his Marvel film debut as Fury, the director of SHIELD, in the 2008 film “Iron Man”. The actor reprized the role in “Iron Man 2”, “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”. In the 2012 movie “The Avengers”, his character gathered a group of the strongest superheroes in the world to defend the planet.
Fury would go on to appear in independent superhero films as well as the “Avengers” films. However, he was conspicuously absent from “Civil War”, Chris Evans’ third independent film as Steve Rogers/Captain America.
Jackson’s comments at his roundtable on THR were spurred by a discussion of diving deeper into his Marvel character with the upcoming “Secret Invasion” series.
“That was the thing about the Avengers movies, they all had different personalities and were able to blossom once we finished the initial movie,” he said. “The initial film was to introduce these people to who they are and these are the things they can do. Now this is how they interact and not all of them are cool.”
Jackson previously said he ‘felt a way’ of being excluded from ‘Civil War’
The “Pulp Fiction” actor shared similar comments about Fury’s exclusion from “Civil War” during an interview with Josh Horowitz for the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast in January 2019.
“There are a lot of things you can do with him,” Jackson said when asked if he thought Fury was better utilized in the MCU. “But was it used wisely? Yes, except for things like ‘Civil War’.”
“It’s like, if all the Avengers are fighting each other, where is their guardian? Where is that guy who walks in and says, ‘Alright, everybody go to your room. ,'” he said. “Either he’s the guy who brought them together and he’s the glue, or he’s not. I felt a way about it.”
“Civil War” co-writer Christopher Markus explained Fury’s absence in a 2016 Los Angeles Times interview, saying, “We didn’t want him to be on one side or the other because that’s not his place in the world. universe”.
Markus also said that Fury’s presence would raise more questions about his involvement in the government, for which “the movie had no space”.
Despite his absence in “Civil War,” Jackson returned for the end credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the ’90s movie “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” “. .”
He will then star in the Disney+ series “Secret Invasion” alongside Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke. The show, which does not have a publicly known release date at this time, is centered around Skrulls, a shape-shifting alien race first introduced in “Captain Marvel.”