…and why we think it sends a powerful message for women empowerment.
If you’re still recovering from the massive cliff-hanger Avengers: Infinity War left us with, then it’s safe to say that you, like me, have been counting down the days till March 7th when we can finally learn more about the heroine we saw Nick Fury page during the end credits last April. But before we can dissect how pivotal her role is in saving the Avengers in End Game, we’ll have to travel back in time to the 1990s – where it all started for Ms Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.
Just a quick summary, Captain Marvel (played by Oscar winner Brie Larson) is the first female-led movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie will be set in the ’90s, complete with a young Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, and it’ll serve as an origin story for Carol, the human-alien hybrid who’s powerful enough to actually beat Thanos.
The cast and directors of this latest superhero blockbuster visited Singapore last week for a fan event at Marina Bay Sands and as luck would have it, I got the chance to be there to witness it all. I posted my fave bits on FEMALE’s Insta-story but in case you missed it, here’s everything you can expect from the movie dropping next month in cinemas nationwide.
1. Captain Marvel is Nick Fury’s first alien
Yes, that quote came straight out of Samuel L. Jackson’s mouth when he was talking about his relationship with Brie Larson during the Press Conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.
Out of the cast, he was the one I was most excited to see up close as not only is he a true movie icon, his character, Nick Fury, has been a fan favourite since his debut in the first Iron Man movie back in 2008. In Captain Marvel, fans will be introduced to a less cynical Nick Fury (who still has both eyes intact) and as much as it’s an origin story for Captain Marvel, fans will also get to see more of how Nick Fury became the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent we know of today.
Psst… Samuel also mentioned in a previous set interview that we’ll finally find out what happened to his eye!
Samuel L. Jackson on playing a young Nick Fury:
It’s the same way as how I’d play old Nick Fury, just with a little less knowledge and a lot less instinct than older Nick Fury has. I learned a lot from her (Captain Marvel) throughout the course of the film and it helps a lot. She’s my first alien. I have a few dots on my face, not having to put the scar on and wear the patch, hanging out with Jake, my makeup artist in the morning was a lot of fun. It was kinda interesting to be that guy.