Captain Marvel’s Samuel L Jackson says Nick Fury is ‘not the smartest’

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Captain Marvel's Samuel L Jackson says Nick Fury is 'not the smartest'



We’re seeing a new side to the S.H.I.E.L.D director (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury has always screamed fierce leader, as he takes on any threat that dares to face him.
But that’s certainly not the case in the upcoming Captain Marvel, starring Samuel alongside Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, and Jude Law.
As we see Nick younger in life and, quite jarringly, without his trademark eye patch, Samuel described him to Metro.co.uk as ‘kinder, gentler, not the smartest kid in the room.’
The Glass actor added that he’s ‘not paranoid, not hard-bitten, a kind of more easy-going Nick Fury, who meets his first inter-terrestrial person and goes to space for the first time.’
All in all, it sounds like a pretty wild ride.

He’s keeping tight-lipped about Avengers: Endgame (Picture: Jack Gracie/metro.co.uk)As for Avengers: Endgame, the star’s keeping majorly tight-lipped, proudly revealing: ‘I keep secrets, I’m really good at keeping secrets.’
Tom Holland could definitely take a leaf out of his book.
However, the 70-year-old was previously suspected to have slipped up when he hinted that he might not be in the movie after his character turned to dust in Infinity War.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, the actor was asked if he’d read the script for the movie, while he joked he only reads the scripts he’s in.
‘Not Avengers: Endgame, no. I generally read the scripts I’m in. I don’t just go to my part,’ he said.
However, he’s now denied everything.

Samuel’s ready for fans to see a different side of Nick (Picture: Marvel)‘I didn’t hear any of that! I didn’t say anything. I just said “I don’t know,”‘ he grinned before explaining: ‘That’s the answer we’re instructed to give.’
And he’s certainly not had the time to get caught up in theories like the rest of us, explaining: ‘I haven’t paid attention. I’ve been doing press for Glass and doing press for this and I’m getting ready to start another film so I’m caught up in three different things.’
However, he’s no stranger to the Marvel fandom, fondly adding: ‘I know they have [their theories]. That’s what they do.’
While fans are getting a glimpse at a new Fury, Samuel’s convinced they’ll love him all the same, and that their opinions on the S.H.I.E.L.D director will stay unchanged.
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When asked if fans will change their minds with what they’re set to find out about him in the upcoming flick, the actor gave us a definite ‘No,’ before considering and giggling: ‘I don’t think so.’
We’ll take your word for it, Sam.
Captain Marvel is out 8 March

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