Last month it looked like Samuel L. Jackson’s chances of playing S.H.I.E.L.D. superspy Nick Fury in more Marvel movies following his brief cameo in Iron Man were quickly evaporating. But now comes news that the actor, whose likeness was used for the Ultimate Marvel incarnation of Fury, has signed a nine-picture deal.
This clears the way for the ubiquitous actor to reprise the role for Iron Man 2, The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers as well as assorted sequels and spinoffs.
It’s not surprising that the man who simply asked to be a Jedi Master and got his wish would be able to seal the deal. But it is undoubtedly a relief for fans, Marvel and Jackson.