Samuel L. Jackson to be de-aged 25 years for Captain Marvel?

Technology is scary. If CGI isn’t resurrecting dead actors, then they are making them younger. Such is the case for Samuel L. Jackson.

For his role as a younger Nick Fury, Jackson will be completely de-aged by 25 years. Of course, this isn’t something new for Marvel Studios. They successfully de-aged Michael Douglas in Ant-ManRobert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War, Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and now Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne in Ant-Man and The Wasp.

However, Jackson’s de-aging will run the entirety of Captain Marvel, a prequel film set in the 90’s.

Kevin Feige praised the technology as “pretty amazing,” while also saying that “without spoiling anything, Sam Jackson is shooting a movie for us right now where he’s entirely 25 years younger the whole movie,” clearly pointing towards his role in Captain Marvel. 

Feige said that the de-aging effect will also be used for Clark Gregg, who will be reprising his fan-favorite role S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson, and that if audiences respond positively to it then there’s certainly a chance of making future prequels with the tech, especially given certain actors’ large body of work as a reference.

“You have all the reference material and they have aged amazingly,” said Feige. “They’ve not aged like normal humans… It’s like Paul Rudd. He somehow can do that effect in real life.”

Captain Marvel is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive, and Carly Mensch also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars in the title role, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in the 1990s, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 8th, 2019.