There's a rumor making the rounds that Captain Marvel will feature a long-established Marvel Cinematic Universe character.
According to a new report over at Omega Underground, Samuel L. Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in Marvel's first female-led superhero movie (nope, I'm not counting Ant-Man & The Wasp), with filming slated to kick off on Jan. 8 in Atlanta.
Now, since this isn't official, please remember to take this news with the appropriate dose of salt.
Rumblings about the former S.H.I.E.L.D. director being part of Captain Marvel are not new; just a few months ago, Jackson told We Got This Covered:
"I'm always open and game. But they got Infinity Wars, two movies to do there, and after that there's Brie [Larson's] movie Captain Marvel, which maybe [Nick] will be part of. Also, I asked them, 'So you're doing Black Panther and the only black character in the Marvel Universe is not showing up?' And they're like, 'Nick Fury is not in Wakanda!' How can he not know the other black superhero on the planet? How the hell does that work? But they just said, 'No you're not in that one.'"
What's new is that Omega Underground seems to indicate that Jackson will have a co-starring role alongside Brie Larson (Samuel L. Jackson recently co-starred with the Oscar-winning actress in Kong: Skull Island), as opposed to a cameo appearance.
Since both Fury and Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, have military backgrounds, it is possible Jackson may take on the role of mentor (or not, since this is just speculation) once more after Danvers is introduced in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.
Captain Marvel will fly into movie theaters on March 8, 2019.