The casting process for Iron Man 2 has been a bumpy ride, and one of these bumps involved the possibility that Samuel L Jackson would not be reprising his Nick Fury role due to Marvel giving him a low offer (as they did with Mickey Rourke). Well now everything seems to have been ironed out, as Jackson has signed up for Iron Man 2, along with The Avengers and other sequels and spin-offs.
Samuel L. Jackson has buried the hatchet with Marvel Entertainment, making a deal to play the role of Nick Fury in “Iron Man 2,” and potentially many other films.
Jackson’s deal is a long-term commitment to play Fury, the leader of the espionage unit the Shield. His deal contains an option to play the character in nine future Marvel superhero films, efforts that are expected to include “Captain America,” “Thor,” “The Avengers” and “The Shield” as well as potential sequels.
Jackson introduced Fury in the closing moments of “Iron Man,” when the character asked Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark to join his group. Fury is a natural to show up in multiple Marvel franchises, as he crosses paths with many Marvel superheroes in the comic books.
So Jackson has gone from probably not being involved, to wearing the eye patch for the next decade and dotting around the Marvel movie universe. Cool!