Samuel L. Jackson Talks About His Marvel Contract!
Ever since Marvel announced their ‘shared movie universe’ fans of the comic books began to wonder who would play who but one character I always wondered about was if they would go with older or newer version. In the original comics Nick Fury was white, but in the Ultimate timeline he is black which did shake a few trees of those who somehow car what an actors skin looks like. So when Samuel L. Jackson was announced for Nick Fury many booed, many rejoiced and the man hasn’t let us down as he played Fury from film to film.
The actor discussed his love for playing the character, how he isn’t in Captain Amercia: Civil War, and how he looking to re-up his contract.
“It’s an amazing amount of fun. I finally met [comics writer] Mark[Millar], last year, when I was doing Kingsman, ‘cause he was on set one day, and I finally got a chance to thank him for making Nick Fury black and changing the whole dynamic. It’s really great to be the connective tissue between so many different characters in so many different films, that brings those guys together. But I’m not in Captain America 3. I can’t figure that out, but I’m not. I guess I’m still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are.
But it’s an amazing honor to be that guy, to be Nick Fury, to be in that particular world, and to be a character that people believe. It’s great. I’m as grateful for being in that, as I was being in Star Wars with George [Lucas] and to play a character that people remember, like Mace Windu. It’s all great. It’s hard not to be a part of something that you know, if people study film for the next 200 years, they’ll be talking about Star Wars and The Avengers series, and all that stuff.”
When asked if he was interested in continuing with Marvel he answered in the least ‘Sam Jackson’ way every.
“Of course [I’m interested in returning]! I’m looking for a contract extension right now, yeah. I’m looking to re-up.”
I love Jackson as Nick Fury and once this era of comic book films is over and he can no longer play the character I’m not sure how I would feel but for now I’m enjoying the ride.