Samuel L. Jackson Will Be 25 Years Younger Through The Entirety of CAPTAIN MARVEL
Marvel Studios has done some great work with de-aging actors for their movies! They did it with Robert Downey Jr., Kurt Russell, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Now they are going to do it with Samuel L. Jackson when he plays Nick Fury in Captain Marvel along with Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. Some set photos previously surfaced teasing a younger Fury.
The difference between the latter two actors is that they will be younger, de-aged versions of themselves through the entire movie! Not just a few minutes of it. Marvel has been testing out the filmmaking technology to make this happen and it looks like they are confident that they are going to be able to pull it off.
During an interview with /Film, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Jackson and Gregg will be de-aged 25 years. He also talked about the technology behind it saying it’s “pretty amazing,” and goes on to reveal, “without spoiling anything, Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie.
If Marvel passes the test with this whole de-aging thing in Captain Marvel, there’s a good chance that they’ll keep doing it in future films. Michael Douglas did say he would like to star in an Ant-Man prequel film set in the 60s! Feige went on to say:
“You have all the reference material 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.”
What do you all think about Marvel's whole de-aging thing? Would you like to see Marvel Studios continue to do it with future films and focus on younger versions of older characters?
The film follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. Captain Marvel is said to be the most powerful superhero in the MCU. Gregg actually hints at the in the video interview below. The Kree alien race will also be a major part of the story.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who directed Mississippi Grind. The most recent script comes from Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider). The film also stars Brie Larson, Ben Mendelsohn as the villain, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Coulson, and Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou will be back as the Kree villain Ronan the Accuser and his henchman Korath the Pursuer. It was also recently announced that Annette Bening was joining the cast.
Captain Marvel is set to be released on March 8th, 2019.