At the beginning of last year, Samuel L. Jackson signed a long term deal with Marvel Studios to portray Nick Fury in as many as nine films. And after Fury's appearance in "Iron Man 2," Jackson is already set to reprise his role in "The First Avenger: Captain America" and "The Avengers."
However, at the time there was also speculation that Jackson would star in a film based directly around Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., which Jackson seemed to confirm recently.
During an appearance on Radio Big Boy (via Cinema Blend). Jackson said
“'The Avengers' should start shooting some time next year, and then some time after that there’ll be a big 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' movie.”
A Nick Fury or a "S.H.I.E.L.D." movie would probably fulfill Jackson's promise that Fury would "kill somebody" during his upcoming appearances.
Cinema Blend also pointed out that Jackson got a few details wrong during the interview, including mistakenly identifying Chris Pines as Thor instead of Chris Hemsworth and seemingly forgetting that Chris Evans will play the title role in "Captain America." However, Jackson has already spoken with MTV News last month regarding Evan's casting as Captain America.
The potential "S.H.I.E.L.D." movie would actually be the second time Nick Fury has headlined a film. Back in the '90s, David Hasselhoff starred as Nick Fury in a TV movie that aired on Fox.
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