The character Nick Fury can be described as the glue that holds the Marvel Movie Cinematic Universe together. He hasn’t appeared in all the movies, but his presence was always felt. That’s probably why Marvel signed Samuel L. Jackson to a nine picture deal way back before the first Iron Man movie hit he big screen, but how much is left on that contract, and does Jackson have any interest in extending?
For those of you currently wracking your brain, the six movies Fury has appeared in are Iron Man; Iron Man 2; Thor; Captain America: The First Avenger; Avengers; and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Jackson recently talked with Fandango and when asked about his future with the Marvel Movie Cinematic Universe Jackson had this to say:
I just know that the Marvel Universe is there, that there are things going on, and that I have three pictures left on my nine-picture deal. That’s all I know.
I’ve done six [Marvel movies], and I’m about to do [number] seven, so I’m running out of Marvel pictures — unless they extend my contract.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is movie number seven that Jackson is referring to. That leaves two to go in the current contract. Most likely we won’t see Fury in Guardians of the Galaxy, but perhaps we’ll see Fury in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, but it will most likely only be a cameo sized appearance.
When asked if he would sign up for more movies after the contracted nine, Jackson said:
Why wouldn’t I?
Jackson is one of the hardest working men in Hollywood, but will Marvel be willing to up the ante for more? It seems like such a no-brainer for everyone not directly involved, but who knows what Disney and Marvel might decide to do.
Which of the upcoming Marvel movies do you think need some Nick Fury loving?
*David Hasselhoff ready to step in if Jackson balks at new Nick Fury Contract!
*Sorry, totally made that last part up, I couldn’t stop myself, but I’m willing to bet that Hasselhoff would push an old lady down a flight of stairs to get to that contract signing meeting on time.