A younger Nick Fury? Captain Marvel to digitally de-age Samuel L Jackson by 25 years

Also starring Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, and Annette Bening, Marvel's origin movie about Danvers will set loose in theaters on March 8, 2019. 


                            A younger Nick Fury? Captain Marvel to digitally de-age Samuel L Jackson by 25 years

More often than not movies created under the Marvel Cinematic Universe have seen a generous use of technological advancements to digitally alter a character to render them with size-shifting prowess or even make them much younger than they originally are. But when MCU debuts it's Captain Marvel origin story next year, it will be a different ball game altogether, as the entire movie is set in the 1990s meaning a youthful rendition of many a well-known character. 

One such returning member of the MCU to undergo heavy digital de-aging would be none other than Samuel L. Jackson. Returning in his famous role as Nick Fury, but in the '90s, means Jackson's appearance will be quite different from what fans last saw while he was sending the code red text to a certain Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel at the end of 'Avengers: Infinity War' thus paving the path for the next Marvel release, which also happens to be the studio's first female-fronted superhero movie.

Brie Larson takes on the role of Captain Marvel in MCU's next release (Marvel Comics)
Brie Larson takes on the role of Captain Marvel in MCU's next release (Marvel Comics)

"I think having the option is pretty amazing. And I think having the technology and even without spoiling anything, Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now that takes, where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Slash Film, dishing on how Jackson-played S.H.I.E.L.D member will appear younger and more youthful throughout the duration of the Captain Marvel movie that lands in theaters coming March.

However, since Jackson is one of Larson's co-leads in the much-anticipated flick, it is but obvious that a considerable amount of digital alteration would be involved to make him look younger. "So [Captain Marvel will] be the first one where it’s a character for the whole movie, as opposed to a glimpse at a certain period of time. It’s the whole movie," Feige chimed in.

He added, "So it’s possible, assuming that works. It’s possible. It’s very good when you are starting by the way with somebody like Michelle Pfeiffer or Michael Douglas or for that matter Sam Jackson or Clark Gregg. All four of them ... You have all the reference material and they have aged amazingly. They’ve not aged like normal humans."



This is definitely not the first time Marvel will be utilizing the de-aging tech to render younger versions of characters played by popular faces having previously tried it with Michael Douglas in 'Ant-Man' and Kurt Russell in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'. But to pull the stint throughout a movie will indeed be something to watch out for. 

Not much is known at the moment about the direction taken by Larson's Captain Marvel in the MCU. The only exception being some set-photos that recently surfaced online from the Shaver Lake filming location, teasing what looks like the awaited return of Danvers on Earth. 

Also starring Lee Pace, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, and Annette Bening, Marvel's origin movie about Danvers will set loose in theaters on March 8, 2019.