Marvel are moving full steam ahead with their original TV shows, with the latest news that Samuel L. Jackson could be returning as Nick Fury in a Disney Plus series.
Fury has been a figure of considerable mystery in the MCU so far. In fact, the only substantial thing we’ve really learned about him since he was first introduced in Iron Man’s post-credit scene is how he lost his eye.
That means there’s plenty of shadowy details the new series could potentially uncover. Luckily, Kyle Bradsheet is set to write and executive produce the series – considering his work on Mr. Robot, Fury couldn’t be in better hands. Mr. Robot was a moody, technology-driven psychological thriller, and that kind of tone would fit a character like Fury perfectly.
Details on the series are scarce so far, and there are a number of directions the plot could go – Fury was last seen in space, so we could end up with a cosmic adventure in the style of Guardians of the Galaxy, despite what Bradsheet’s inclusion suggests.
But Fury has always been a shady sort of character, so an espionage-inspired thriller in the vein of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is just as likely.
And then there’s whether the series will be a sequel to Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home or a prequel. If it is a prequel, it could be set prior to the events of the MCU entirely, or during the 90s like Captain Marvel – which showed us Fury’s work as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
In fact, right now the series is fittingly as mysterious as the man himself. What we can guess with a measure of certainty is that we won’t be seeing the show for some time, however – WandaVision is set to debut this year, with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier delayed from its original 2020 release date but expected to premiere next year.
Loki has reportedly resumed filming, and other shows like She-Hulk, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel are in various stages of development.
That’s a pretty crowded content slate, and though we don’t know yet where a Fury TV series will fit into it, it seems a safe bet to assume we won’t see it till late next year at the very earliest.
Whether the Fury show will ultimately go to series is also unknown at the moment – but it seems highly likely considering Fury’s importance to the MCU and Jackson’s star power.
For now, you can stream the MCU with a Disney Plus subscription. If you’re curious about Fury, make sure you check out Captain Marvel, The Winter Soldier, and the Avengers films.