Prolific actor Samuel L. Jackson has been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the very beginning, appearing as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury in the post-credits scenes for 2008's Iron Man. He is expected to return in Avengers: Endgame this April.
The MCU veteran recently sat down for a video Q & A session with The Hollywood Reporter, drawing questions from a fishbowl to answer. One of the questions Jackson addressed was which of the Avengers was his personal favorite.
"Nick Fury. Because he's me," Jackson replied, before waiting a beat and providing his real answer. "Actually, Black Widow."
Given Nick Fury's close working relationship with Scarlet Johannson's character in Iron Man 2, The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the selection makes perfect sense. A younger version of Nick Fury can also be seen in Captain Marvel this March with a digitally de-aged Jackson reprising the role.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.