It's customary to have Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in every Marvel movie, and he'll have a major role in "Captain Marvel." But because it's set in the '90s, the 69-year-old actor will have to be de-aged by 25 years for the entire film, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said.
In other words, Jackson will look more or less like he did in 1993's "Jurassic Park."
"I think having the option is pretty amazing," Feige told SlashFilm. "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.
He'll get the same digital airbrushing Kurt Russell got in flashback scenes for "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" and Michael Douglas do in "Ant-Man and the Wasp."
Clark Gregg (who plays Phil Coulson) will also get the de-aging treatment for "Captain Marvel."
Said Feige, "You have all the reference material [for these actors] and they have aged amazingly. They’ve not aged like normal humans. It’s like Paul Rudd... he somehow can do that effect in real life."
Ahh, Paul Rudd, who's conquered not just riding ants and quantum space , but aging and time itself!
"Captain Marvel," which stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, opens March 8, 2019.
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Read More