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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Samuel L Jackson may not be Nick Fury

In an interview today over at the LA Times blog Hero Complex, Samuel L Jackson has some disturbing news that all is not well at Marvel HQ, and that his role as Nick Fury may not be a sure thing.
In response to the character’s appearance in Iron Man 2, Captain America, and The Avengers, he says that the role may be recast (with a cheaper actor of course), or Fury may not appear at all. Jackson elaborates further:

I saw ['Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director] Jon Favreau at the Scream Awards and we had a conversation. He said, ‘I hope things are working out for you because we’re writing stuff for you.’ Then all of a sudden last week I talked to my agents and manager and things aren’t really working that well.

There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they're saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.’

I think this will be a huge mistake on Marvel's part if they let Jackson go. He's a big name, his appearance as Fury at the end of Iron Man took the comic geek world by storm. Marvel have got something special going with their recent run of superhero movie world building. I really hope they don't throw it all away.

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