Samuel L. Jackson has been a part of the MCU for a number of years now as Nick Fury, so he is pretty much a part of the wallpaper in the epic superhero battles that have become a staple in contemporary cinema.
During the recent press tour for ‘Glass’, HeyUGuys’ Scott Davis spoke with Samuel L. Jackson about the end of the Avengers in Endgame and the journey that he’s had playing his Marvel character Nick Fury across 9 movies.
As rumour has it, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the actual end for some of our most beloved characters. Jackson reflected on his time and connection with the franchise.
“Not knowing where it was going when I was first approached about doing it and they said about a 9 picture deal, I was like how long have I got to stay alive to make 9 movies?” He went on to state “It’s been wonderful being Nick Fury and being able to be around those guys and be an integral part of that franchise. People question me WHERE’S NICK FURY? Where was he when they were fighting and fussing and splitting up? The guy that can come in the room and say, alright kids, calm down, go to your rooms, I’ll fix dinner and we will talk“.
He also went on to mention reprising the role of Fury in the origin story of Brie Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’ and being a part of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ amongst many of his big blockbuster franchise appearances.
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“They have a plan, it’s great and it’s going to be great being part of the origin story of ‘Captain Marvel’ and even being a part of the young ‘Spider-Man’ series, which I was here last summer doing. It’s fun to be part of something that works that way, I’ve been very fortunate in my career to have been through ‘Jurassic Park’ when it began and to be in episodes 1,2 and 3 of ‘Star Wars’ even though people criticise them for whatever, but hey, I’m part of a Star Wars franchise, I’m a Jedi, I’ve got a purple lightsaber, I’m good. So I’ve been very fortunate to have been in big films like that”.
Jackson will next be appearing in M. Knight Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ reprising his role as Elijah Glass from Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ alongside Bruce Willis and ‘Split’ James McAvoy on January 18th. Then we will next see him playing Fury again in ‘Captain Marvel’ which hits cinemas March 9th, before hitting us with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on April 26th.