by Brett White
With Anthony Mackie making the promotional rounds for his new film "Runner Runner," the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" crowd is getting a lot of new updates about next spring's most anticipated film (sorry, "Rio 2"!). In addition to talking to MTV News earlier this week about his audition and the decidedly non-Batman-and-Robin-ish relationship he has with Cap, Mackie talked to Rolling Stone about the upcoming film and what it was like working with one of the actors he most admires.
"Yes [I've seen footage from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'], and it looks amazing," said Mackie. "It's so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we're kicking a lot of ass. It's a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who's been my mentor for so many years."
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." got backed up by some heavy firepower this week, when Samuel L. Jackson made his first appearance on the show as the agency's director, Nick Fury. Jackson's arrival is big news for "S.H.I.E.L.D." and Marvel fans — but for the actor himself, it's nothing new.
"I'm still playing the same guy, it's the same process," the actor nonchalantly said in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, talking about his surprise "S.H.I.E.L.D." cameo. "I just show up and they turn the cameras on and we do it."
Samuel L. Jackson is already the director of one super-spy agency. Now, it looks like he's ready to lock horns against another.
The man better known to Marvel fans as Nick Fury is set for the main villain role in Fox and director Matthew Vaughn's "The Secret Service," based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. He joins a cast that already includes Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine.
by Brett White
The name is out! The Avengers sequel is subtitled "Age of Ultron," as Joss Whedon revealed during Saturday's soon-to-be-historic Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. But there were a few people who weren't able to keep up with the constantly updating livefeed of announcements—those backstage at the Hall H panel.
That included Samuel L. Jackson, who had to have the news reported to him by MTV News during the following red carpet.
"Joss is giving out that kind of information?" asked Jackson after hearing the news. He then turned the questioning back on Horowitz, asking "What do you think that could be about?" Horowitz used the opportunity to bring up all of the rumors surrounding Vin Diesel—who is rumored to be up for the Vision.
Jackson seemed suspicious about this, possibly saying a lot... with his eyes. Just watch and see for yourself in the full interview below!
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If you're anything like me, then you're probably wondering why Earth's mightiest heroes didn't give a call to crystal chemistry expert Walter White when researching the properties of the Tesseract. Though that "Breaking Bad"/"Avengers" crossover never came to be, there was another person on the Marvel movie's team secretly hoping to merge the two worlds.
In an interview with The Playlist, Samuel L. Jackson revealed that "Avengers" and "Breaking Bad" both shot in nearby studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, leading to Jackson's desire for a Fury-"Bad" cameo.
Samuel L. Jackson is one cool dude. It doesn't matter how old he gets or what roles he takes, because he's bound to make them cool just because he's playing them. That can be said for everything from "The Avengers" to "Pulp Fiction" to "Snakes on a Plane" — and even the M. Night Shyamalan movie "Unbreakable."
During a recent conversation with the Huffington Post, Jackson talked about his streak of cool characters and where they started, and also touched upon the subject of "Unbreakable." That launched him into a lengthy and interesting discussion of Shyamalan as a director, and how he stacks up to someone like Quentin Tarantino.
"I don't choose roles because of [being cool]," Jackson explained. "Sometimes, people will just attribute stuff to it. It's like Elijah [Price, Jackson's character] in 'Unbreakable.' You know, people say he's 'cool.' He's a f--king breakable nerd. And they go, 'That f--king coat and your hair — he's just cool.' And I'm like, 'Really?'"
When next we see Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he'll be fighting alongside Steve Rogers. But what about his small-screen future? It's known that Joss Whedon is directing the pilot for "S.H.I.E.L.D." this January, with Agent Phil Coulson back in action in some capacity. How can the show possibly exist without Jackson's participation as S.H.I.E.L.D. director?
"I don't know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven't talked to Joss about it," the actor told MTV News in an interview recently. "But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in 'Charlie's Angels.' At least be the voice!"
Marvel returns to the big-screen next summer with "Iron Man 3," but it sounds like 2013 is going to be a dry year for Nick Fury fans.
Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the one-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, won't have a role in the upcoming "Iron Man" sequel, according to comments he made to Total Film.
"I think my next time as Nick Fury is in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' Because I’m not in 'Iron Man 3,'" he told the magazine. "None of the Avengers are in 'Iron Man 3.' It’s a standalone 'Iron Man' movie."
At long last, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee are going to work together again. The actor and director are best known for their collaborations on films like "Do The Right Thing," "Jungle Fever," "Mo' Better Blue" and "School Daze," and now Jackson is going to have a small role in Lee's upcoming adaptation of "Oldboy."
The Los Angeles Times broke the news, explaining that Jackson will play ... well, it's a bit of a spoiler, so keep reading if you want to learn more.
Fifteen days, "Avengers" fans! You know, not that we're counting or anything. Oh, who are we kidding? Of course, we're counting down! To help as you drudge through the long days that lie ahead before the midnight release, we have another "Avengers" interview for you: Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson!
When MTV News caught up with the actor, our correspondent mentioned to Jackson that there are a lot of people who would love to see just him in a S.H.I.E.L.D. film.
"Really?" he questioned. "Just handling it?"
The actor was surprised because he knows there are key characters necessary for any S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. "Natasha is part of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawkeye is part of S.H.I.E.L.D., and I couldn't do a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie without those two people. They're essential elements of what's there," Jackson said.