If you cast your mind way back to 2008’s Iron Man, you’ll remember that it was Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury who properly kicked off what’s now become known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing to Tony Stark his plans for the Avengers initiative. It was a post-credits scene that may not have meant a whole lot to the average moviegoer at the time, but one that’s now spawned what’s become perhaps the biggest franchise in cinema.
Unfortunately, the last time we saw Jackson’s fan-favorite character was quite a while ago. Back in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, in fact. He’s still around though, and with a role in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War to look forward to, we should be seeing a lot more of him in the near future. But what about the studio’s plans for the character beyond that? For years now fans have been hoping Fury would get his own film, and while nothing’s been announced in regards to that just yet, it seems like Jackson would be all for doing such a thing.
Speaking with us earlier today to promote his new effort Kong: Skull Island, he mentioned that he’d love to do a Nick Fury movie, while also revealing that the character may appear in 2019’s Captain Marvel:
Yeah, I’d love to do a Nick Fury movie. I’m always open and game. But they got Infinity Wars, two movies to do there, and after that there’s Brie [Larson’s] movie Captain Marvel, which maybe [Nick] will be part of. Also, I asked them, “So you’re doing Black Panther and the only black character in the Marvel Universe is not showing up?” And they’re like, “Nick Fury is not in Wakanda!” How can he not know the other black superhero on the planet? How the hell does that work? But they just said, “No you’re not in that one.”
Obviously, this is far from confirmation that the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent will ever get his own solo outing, but it’s still nice to hear that Jackson would be down for it. That being said, we wouldn’t get our hopes up, at least not yet. If a Fury movie were to ever happen, which it could, it wouldn’t be for quite a while. Marvel’s upcoming slate is extremely packed at the moment and we can’t imagine them making a project like this a priority. Not when they’ve got bigger fish to fry.
Still, never say never and at the very least, it’ll be good to catch back up with Nick Fury when Samuel L. Jackson reprises the role in Avengers: Infinity War followed by Captain Marvel (potentially).