When is was announced that Samuel L. Jackson had signed up to play Nick Fury in nine Marvel movies, including Iron Man 2, Thor and The Avengers, everyone was surprised…including the man himself!
From the L.A Times:
“No one was more surprised than me that it turned around,” he said. “It’s great that it did.”
“It’s always a joy to lose an eye, gain a patch and a really big facial scar in the name of character. Plus, I get to run the largest world-peace task force in the world, S.H.I.E.L.D. I’m glad that in the end we were able to reach across the aisle and put our differences aside and do what’s best for the franchise and the fans … & ME TOO!”
The deal not only pleased fans, it also showed that Marvel are planning long term. These superhero movies aren’t going anywhere any time soon!