In a recent interview Total Film magazine, Sam L. Jackson cleared up some rumors on his involvement in the next marvel films as the character Nick Fury.
“I think my next time as Nick Fury is in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Because I’m not in Iron Man 3. None of the Avengers are in Iron Man 3. It’s a standalone Iron Man movie.”
Since Jackson reportedly signed a nine-picture deal with Marvel and having already appeared in both Iron Man films, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, that leaves four remaining films in his contract. With Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World out, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier in for Fury, he now has three films to fulfill. Presumably Fury would return for The Avengers 2 and there have been rumors of a possible stand-alone Nick Fury movie, which leaves one left standing. Is it likely that Fury will appear in a tag for Guardians of the Galaxy as a sort of bridge between Marvel’s 2014 and 2015 films? Perhaps even a Hulk movie?
These long-term contracts are a tricky business, as Chris Evans discussed in a recent interview. Re-negotiations are probably kicking in right about now, so we’ll see where Jackson lands. Downey Jr.’s own contract is already up after The Avengers 2, so time will tell if he extends his involvement or moves on, leaving the role open for another actor in a “James Bond” style of Iron Man films.
Here’s a look at all of the upcoming Marvel films:
Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013
Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014
The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015