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Jackson So FURY-ous!

Bad Mofo inks record 9 picture deal with Marvel

By Rob M. Worley     February 25, 2009
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has inked a 9 picture deal with Marvel to play Nick Fury in a slew of upcoming films, including 'Iron Man 2'.

Just about a month ago Jackson famously groused about failed negotiations on that film saying, "there seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world." At the time it appeared the actor would possibly walk away from the part of Nick Fury, which he'd played as a cameo in the first 'Iron Man'.

Now, apparently, it's crisis averted.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jackson has inked a deal with the comics studio to play the character in a whopping nine movies. As far as we know, no actor has signed to play a single character in that many films.

In addition to 'Iron Man 2', Jackson will don the eye-patch for 'Thor,' 'Captain America' and 'The Avengers' as well as sequels those films may spawn. The deal also holds the possibility of a 'Nick Fury' (or 'S.H.I.E.L.D.') feature film.

What do you think, Maniacs? Is this a good deal for Jackson? A good deal for Marvel? Post your comments below...

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jedi4sshield 2/25/2009 3:24:32 PM

Umm... so what are they saying? that they paid him like a million bucks to do 9  (20 second) cameo's in different Superhero films, wow great. Sigh....

::::Big Breath, Sigh::::

gauleyboy420 2/25/2009 3:39:15 PM

That's my BAD @ss M#th#r F*cking Nick FURY

SSSSSWWWWEEEEEETTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 2/25/2009 3:47:25 PM

That's pretty cool.  But I wonder how they are going to introduce him since I'm sure plenty of people, maybe the majority, aren't aware of the scene after the credits of Iron Man.  Will they have to redo it or what?  And will they have to explain it on every movie he's on in case not everyone has seen the other Marvel movies?  It will be interesting to see how they pull it off.  Can't wait. What's the next Marvel movie due?  Iron Man 2?

hanso 2/25/2009 4:00:14 PM

9 movies?  As if Jackson wasn't in enough movies already.  If Marvel really wanted to make some news and get people to see their films they should've offered a 9 picture deal to David Hasselhoff!  Now that would've been something. The Hoff FTW!!!!!

 

almostunbiased 2/25/2009 4:03:25 PM

I second that, SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

Who doesn't love the way he talks.

hanso 2/25/2009 4:06:42 PM

What's with these motherfuckin superheroes on my motherfuckin plane!

Come on, someone had to say it.

SONYMANswallows 2/25/2009 4:15:35 PM

NOPE he's greedy and selfish. Is there not a known dollar amount? So all the money is being spent on his overrated cameos and not on more serious actors. Good for Sam to live in his mulit million dollar recessionless reality. Hope we can afford to see the films when they come out by paying what will probably be 15 bucks in a theater as prices o up and up. I guess redbox  and Net Flix will be busier soon.

xenomorph 2/25/2009 4:18:58 PM

Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury mother fuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SONYMANswallows 2/25/2009 4:19:51 PM

jedi probably like 30 million, 1 million couldnt nab frank stallone.

fuckyoumania 2/25/2009 4:23:01 PM

This was a smart move by Marvel if they want to create a "universe" for their movies, much in the same way they do for their comics. By using one central character, there can be connecting threads between all of these movies, leading up to the Avengers. Having an actor signed to play a character NINE times, means that they are free to make whatever movie they want and not worry about how they're going to connect it.

 

I doubt this will all be cameos either. I can see him having a much bigger role in Iron Man 2, especially if they're introducing Black Widow and other characters which will eventually move on to the Avengers. He'll probably be less involved in Thor, but if they do the Avengers via Ultimates, he'll be a vital part of that movie.

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