Sam Jackson returning as Nick Fury… nine more times

nick_furyOnly last month, Sam Jackson had Iron Man fans worried about another recasting fiasco when he told the LA Times that negotations for him to return in Iron Man 2 “broke down,” adding, “Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it.”

Naturally, us level-headed folks at Movie Make-out pointed out that Marvel commented that negotiations were still “active,” and, indeed, they were, because The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Samuel L. has signed a surprising nine-picture deal to star as Nick Fury in Iron Man 2, Thor, The First Avenger: Captain America, The Avengers and its sequels — and, potentially, a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie (currently in development at Marvel, but — like the long-gestating Edgar Wright-helmed Ant Man — by no means a sure thing).

Despite Mickey Rourke still doesn’t have a deal for the part of a villain despite almost two months of negotiations, and — sadly — it sounds like Fox is preventing Emily Blunt from being in Iron Man 2 by cashing in on the two-picture deal she’d signed for The Devil Wears Prada, so that she’ll star opposite Jack Black in Gulliver’s Travels. Rumors that the role will be taken by Scarlett Johannson sound more like masturbatory fantasies than anything else.

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Posted on February 25, 2009 at 21:37 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by milesperminute
    on 2009-02-25 at 23:22

    I’m glad he’s back. There have been enough recasts in Iron Man 2 already.

  2. Written by michael T. french
    on 2009-02-27 at 09:14

    damn, I was hoping the Hoff would reprise his role.

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