Here's Why Nick Fury Wasn't Even Mentioned In 'Captain America: Civil War'

There's so much going on in Captain America: Civil War that you may not have noticed Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) wasn't around for any of it. Not only that, his name never even came up, which seems a little odd considering the importance of his role in the MCU. So what's the deal? Screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spill the beans to the LA Times on the eyepatched one's whereabouts. Markus explains...

"We called [Fury], but he let the line blink. Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions. We didn't want him to take one side or the other, because that's not his place in the universe. And then we didn't want another, 'Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?' It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for. He's the guy who put it together. He's been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they're supposed to be without that governing voice. Um... and they didn't do that good of a job."

Probably the smart move. Fury is the kind of character that sucks up all of the air in the room, because every word, every action, is done with an agenda behind it. With so many characters there simply wouldn't have been time to go through all of the baggage that comes along with him.

Don't expect him to be gone for long, though. We already know, thanks to Kevin Feige, that Fury will pop up somewhere before 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. The easy guess is in Spider-Man: Homecoming or Doctor Strange but it could be just about anywhere. What if he showed up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?