Similar to a previous post, I don't want to use veneer, I want to use real brick. The wall is in my living room and it includes a wood-burning fireplace. The existing wall has what seems like faux stone veneer (haven't demo'd to confirm), floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall.
Existing stone similar to this style (but mine is floor to ceiling wall to wall) http://www.hotelpicodaurze.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Custom-Wall-Coverings.jpg
If full sized brick walls require proper concrete footings to support the massive amount of weight, then perhaps my existing concrete footings are sufficient since I have a chimney shared with that wall? I assume the chimney was constructed at the same time as the house.