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...