Jimmy Kimmel’s mind went to the same exact place yours probably did when he heard that “Captain Marvel” takes place in the 1990s and co-stars a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson.
But don’t think we’re complaining.
“What Disney did to cut 25 years off Sam Jackson’s face, they really knocked this one out of the park,” Kimmel gushed before running a clip that mashed up a diner scene from “Captain Marvel” with the very celebrated final act of Jackson’s 1994 film “Pulp Fiction.”
Watch the clip from Tuesday’s episode below:
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 6, 2019
Frankly, we’d watch the hell out of that movie.
In case you didn’t know, “Captain Marvel” is set in 1995 and teams its title hero, played by Brie Larson, with Jackson’s Nick Fury to reveal what amounts to the untold backstory for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
To accomplish this, Marvel made heavy use of the de-aging visual effects it previously deployed in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Ant-Man” and “Ant-Man and The Wasp” to make Jackson look two decades younger.
But, for those of you wondering, “Captain Marvel” wisely shows restraint and though it’s chock full of ’90s references, it doesn’t make any obvious “Pulp Fiction” jokes. Though we’d have loved a “Did I break your concentration?” moment.