Check Out A Young Nick Fury In New Captain Marvel Set Pics

While Avengers: Infinity War may be releasing and causing mass hysteria, other Marvel projects are using the limelight as a distraction to continue their principal photography. Captain Marvel has been discreetly filming in Los Angeles for the last few days and now, set photos depicting a younger Nick Fury alongside Caron Danvers in her Kree battle armored suit have popped up online. Take a look at these images below.

The 90s setting has given Marvel an opportunity to delve back into the pasts of some of its characters, an opportunity it will be using to explore more of the backstories behind Fury, Ronan, Korath and our beloved Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.. While makeup is commonly used to make the actors appear younger on set as is the case with Samuel L. Jackson in these set pics, Marvel has another nifty tool at its disposal, the digital de-aging technology it applied with increasing precision in each successive installment starting with Michael Douglas in Ant-Man, followed by Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War and finally Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Actor Clark Gregg who’ll be reprising his role as Phil Coulson hinted at in the technology’s return in the film through the below quote:

That was a fun call from my friends in the Cinematic Universe who I normally see at these events, saying, ‘You know, we think once again we have some work for you, but it takes place in the ’90s. Can you go to the gym?’ Yeah, I said, ‘The ’90s? I mean, there is no gym that can get me back to the ’90s.’ And they said, ‘Well, don’t worry. We’ve been working on that technology, and we think we can goose you back a few years.

Of course the tech and the process itself are expensive and time-consuming even though advances are being made to speed up processing and improve accuracy. With Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn got the visual effects shots of a young Russell mere weeks before the movie’s release. As such, the screen time of people needing this tech has been relatively limited. It remains to be seen how exactly Marvel will pull this tech off is Coulson’s role ends up spread over the entirety of the film.

Captain Marvel hits theaters next year on March 8, 2019.