According to Comic Book Resources on April 5, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans discussed the ending to "Captain America 2" and where it leaves their characters as well as what the future holds for them in the Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel. Apparently, Nick Fury goes incognito by donning a pair of sunglasses in lieu of his old eye patch, but Jackson states that he doesn't play much of a role in "Avengers 2".
“We looked at a lot of glasses, and went with those because they were a specific color that blended into my skin tone. It was most important they not be immediately recognizable as sunglasses because we didn't want it to look like he was trying to hide. We wanted it to look like this was simply a style choice to the outside world".
At this point, fury is believed to be dead and wants to especially make it apparent to Hydra to think that he is dead as he makes his way to mission in Europe. Jackson further emphasizes that even though has a small role, it's not really in the wheelhouse under the synopsis regarding the "Avengers" sequel.
“Avengers 2 is so huge, and having seen the [mid-credits scene], I don’t know there’s a real space for Nick in that scenario because everything is so extraordinary,” he said. “When you come down to it, Nick’s an ordinary guy who knows how to bend extraordinary people to his will. The [Avengers sequel] is not about Nick and what S.H.I.E.L.D. is going through. We’re going to skip over him in an interesting sort of way. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll show up, but it’s not to be an effective part of the plot or the resolution of the plot from [The Winter Soldier]".
Evans was pretty tight-lipped in regards to "Avengers 2", but did give his opinion about the uniqueness of the film.
“It’s a tough balance for Marvel to orchestrate these independent franchises while still dipping into the Avengers pool,” said the actor. “But the script is so good".
Even better, Evans is indeed looking forward more so to "Captain America 3" where the Russo brothers take the helm once again with the franchise.
I just love the relationship with Bucky, the Winter Soldier [Sebastian Stan],” he said. “Cap’s this wildly selfless man who is going through a very traumatic experience and determined not to bleed on anybody but challenged with such a conflicting hurdle. It’s this really beautiful dichotomy of trying to be strong and selfless, but at the same time, facing this real personal challenge.” He continued, “This is so personal for Cap, who has had to adjust to modern times; not just with tech shock and how society operates, but with the fact he’s been alone. He had no connection to anyone from his life when he was suddenly slammed with this relationship from his past, and seeing that evolve and come to fruition will be very exciting".
Jackson does desire a dynamic to be explored in regards to Nick Fury's role that runs along with Steve Rogers as some younger fans may not be aware that both of the characters fight in the same war back in the old days.
“I don’t think a lot of kids who watch these films realize that Nick was around when Captain America was around in World War II,” he said. “I want to know how he got from where he was then to where he is now, and what it is that allows him to still be so vital".
It does make sense, as Kevin Feige does intend to take the Marvel Cinematic Universe towards the year 2028, but for starters, go see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in theaters everywhere.