Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury
After all the BS Marvel Studios put Jackson through in negotiations, it looks like they’ve finally come up with a nine picture deal for his movie version of Nick Fury.
((Samuel L Jackson has signed up to play the Marvel comics superhero Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 and up to eight further films, according to the Hollywood Reporter.))
There’s no doubt that Jackson is a comic book fan and that he let Marvel base their Ultimate Universe version of Nick Fury on him. But there was talk of Marvel low-balling many of the talent behind Iron Man, and it looked like Jackson probably wasn’t going to be in the sequel.
((The unprecedented deal will also see him appear in Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, all of which will go into production over the next two years.))
Nick Fury is very important to Marvel’s overall movie plans so I’m happy we’ll see him show up in these movies. It would even be ballsy for them to have him show up in the next Spiderman. But, Spiderman is produced by Sony though, so it probably won’t happen.
Keep in mind, the Nick Fury in the Ultimate is pretty much connected to everyone in that universe, even the X-Men.
Anyway, this is good news.