Ever since Samuel L. Jackson showed up in the post-credits teaser at the end of Iron Man explaining to Tony Stark that he was a part of a much larger world, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was launched. Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury, the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been the essential glue for most of the films. Usually, the ever busy Jackson is reduced to a cameo for many of the Marvel films but occasionally has had some moments integral to the films and the overall story structure of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was an essential part of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and helped lead efforts to stop Ultron in the background in Avengers: Age of Ultron in the background. Nick Fury even was able to guest-star on the season one finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Needless to say, Samuel L. Jackson has been an essential part of all the Marvel films. Which it was a surprise that he was missing from Captain America: Civil War. Of all films, this seemed like one that he would also be a part of. After all, he was primarily responsible for putting the Avengers together, it would make sense that he would have a vested interest in their breakup. Sadly to say Nick Fury is missing from the upcoming Captain America Film.
While promoting the upcoming Tarzan film at CinemaCon, Jackson was asked about when we can expect to see Nick Fury again.
I think I’m in Avengers 3 and 4, but I’m not in Civil War
This seems to confirm that Nick Fury will return for the upcoming Avengers Infinity War parts 1 and 2. Because those two films will be the accumulation of all the other films, with the eventual showdown of the Avengers (and hopefully Marvel’s other cosmic figures) against big baddie Thanos, this will be epic. The Russo Brothers have confirmed that these films will have many (if not all) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s character, it’s a no-brainer that we would see Nick Fury there, but what will his involvement be? Perhaps he’ll be the one to whip the Avengers back in shape after whatever the fallout of the ending of Captain America: Civil War will be in time to stop the threat of Thanos. Of course, it would be nice if he explains his absence during the events of Civil War as well. Once thing’s sure, we can expect the film to be epic, and now we know that Nick Fury’s going to be in it, it’s going to be even more cool.