Nick Fury, meet Carol Danvers.

Rumors have been swirling that Samuel L. Jackson's S.H.I.E.L.D. leader and "Avengers" architect would appear in "Captain Marvel," and now Deadline has confirmed it.

"Captain Marvel" stars Brie Larson in Marvel's first female-led superhero movie and is slated for release March 8, 2019.

Fury appeared in all of the early MCU movies, serving as the connective tissue, but has been mostly sidelined since he was shot and hospitalized in "Captain America: Winter Soldier." The last he was seen was in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Fury is expected to appear in "Avengers: Infinity War" and the untitled "Avengers 4."

With Carol Danvers being an Air Force pilot, it's possible that she and Fury cross paths via the military, before she acquires her powers. Perhaps Fury winds up mentoring her.

Larson and Jackson have worked together before in "Kong: Skull Island."