Thursday, February 26, 2009

Samuel L. Jackson Signs Nine-Picture Deal to Play Nick Fury

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.

Sounds like one hell of a deal and I'm glad we have someone that's not going to get type-casted. I'm surprised Marvel is offering such low pay for their cast even though Iron Man made them a shit load of money.

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