Deadline confirms the news that Samuel L. Jackson will be back as Nick Fury for the upcoming Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel. He’ll appear in Avengers: Infinity War too just ahead of Captain Marvel.
The directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will onboard to direct the film. Carol Danvers has a very nuanced, compelling story, so Marvel took time selecting the final directing pair. But ultimately Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s diverse body of work and ability and focus on the character made the choice a winning one. Each of their films exhibit nuanced, fascinating performances and a deeply-felt sense of character, all which will fuel the pair’s passion around telling Carol Danvers’ Story.
Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968’s “Marvel Super-Heroes” #13. A Security Chief in the US air force, Danvers would later be transformed into the superhero Ms. Marvel following an explosion involving Kree technology. More recently, Danvers took on the identity of Captain Marvel after being “promoted” to the moniker of the former Kree superhero.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.