Directors Explain What Was Up With Nick Fury’s Eye In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

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furyThere was a lot to love in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It seems both hardcore fans and regular moviegoers have flocked to the theaters and had a great time with Marvel‘s latest flick. The Russo brothers sequel has destroyed the competition and set records for an April release. While fans are happy with the finished product, it seems there was one thing that left them scratching their heads. Toward the end of the film, Nick Fury flips up his eyepatch to reveal his dead, scarred eye. But why? Joe and Anthony Russo explained that scene in a recent interview with Collider.

When Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford), a member of Hydra, set his plans in motion, he deleted all of Nick Fury‘s data on the S.H.I.E.L.D. servers including his retinal scan. When Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) gets ready to dump all the S.H.I.E.L.D. secrets onto the web, she needs two Alpha Level agents to provide retinal scans. Pierce provides one, at gun point, and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) provides the other. He flips up his eyepatch and uses his injured eye. With all his info being deleted, fans wondered how he was able to do it and what role his eye played into it. The Russos were asked that very question:

Joe Russo: What it is is that Fury…the reading, the scan of that eye, is specific to the scar. It’s actually a secondary, like a backup retinal scan for Fury that nobody knows about.
Anthony Russo: That he must have somehow hidden within the system.
Joe Russo: They removed his good eye, but nobody had thought he created a backup retinal scan of this f***ed up scarred eye.

Collider spoke with the Russos for 15-minutes, so there are a lot of spoilery details worth watching if you’ve got the time. Click the source link for that. The dead eye question is one that has popped up in many Winter Soldier discussions since the film’s release, but now that question is answered for those wondering. There was no robot eye or anything like that, it was just Nick Fury having a backup plan for his backup plan. What do you think about the directors’ explanation?

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Source : Collider