At the birth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury served as the connective tissue, teasing the Avengers Initiative at the end of 2008’s “Iron Man” before assembling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in their own 2012 film. Unfortunately, however, Jackson’s role in recent years has diminished, and he hasn’t appeared at all since 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
But now, thanks to a new interview with the actor, we may have an idea of when we might next see Fury.
While promoting “Kong: Skull Island,” Jackson addressed Fury’s future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how he’d interested in a solo film. However, he was quick to note such an outing in unlikely given Marvel Studios’ schedule over the next few years. It was while addressing that lineup, which includes back-to-back filming of “Avengers: Infinity War” and its sequel, as well as “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” that Jackson revealed where he may pop up.
He also joked about not appearing in “Black Panther,” explaining that when he asked the studio about his character’s absence, he was told simply, “Nick Fury is not in Wakanda!”
Of course, fans probably won’t have to wait until 2019’s “Captain Marvel” to see Nick Fury. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have hinted there’s a place for Fury in “Avengers: Infinity War.” After all, when asked about the possibility, McFeely responded, “I would think … Don’t you assume you’ll see everybody in the ‘Infinity Wars’?”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Josh Brolin. The film opens May 4, 2018.
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