Jackson Confirms Nick Fury for Captain America and Avengers, Not Thor


Ultimates Nick Fury (ala Samuel L. Jackson) in “The Avengers” is a given, and his eyepatch is all over those “Iron Man 2″ promos, but what about the period-set “Captain America” set to shoot this Summer in England and Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”, which is already shooting and nearly done?

Yes on the first, but no on the second, according to Jackson himself (via IESB). Says Jackson, he has no idea why he isn’t in “Thor”, and sounds a bit disappointed. Of course, he’s not the only one. It was always assumed that Nick Fury, the head of SHIELD and the man who pulls the Avengers super team together, would have to be in every movie if just to connect the Marvel U. films, and since Thor is a very vital part of the Avengers, it would make sense for him to pop up if only for a cameo ala the first “Iron Man” movie. Apparently, not so much.

Jackson also doesn’t think a “Nick Fury” solo film will ever happen, and seems to think that Joss Whedon’s “Avengers” will shoot as soon as next February.

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well the after credit scene in IM2 is being specualted that it's a meeting between Stark, Fury and Donald Blake over the frozen body of Cap. Or maybe Thor will have an after credit scene that wasn't spoken of yet as Thor is just getting going for real. I think Fury t the end of Thor would work really well. Have him meet Blake and be like “I need to talk to you Dr. Blake. Actually I need to talk to your Hammer wielding alter ego…you know the Odinson! I think I know how to help him settle into his role here on Earth amongst us mere mortals a little easier.”

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Now that Jackson has gone on record saying he won't be in Thor, they could slip him in there at the end. It's hard to keep the Internet guessing nowadays unless you actively give out misinformation.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Most definitely Nix! I think misinformation should be the way the studios keep stuff under wraps from now on!

  • ulik

    @Nix, wassup dude, yeah i agree, they could easily slip a clip of Nick Fury in at the end even after post production. I think they had intentions on making another important cameo at the end thats why they didn't use Nick Fury. Agent Phil Coulson will be in Thor but he won't be the real important cameo. @Depool,wassup man, they already said that Doanld Blake won't be in Thor but there still is a possibility that they still might do it, we won't know until it comes out. Nick Fury WILL have his own movie and it will be called S.H.I.E.L.D or Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. We more than likely will see flashbacks of Nick Fury in his youth having to deal with racism and being a regular soldier that ends up leading the “Howling Commandos”. We'll see him take the infinity serum,we'll see how S.H.I.E.L.D is formed and we'll also see Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan,Phil Coulson, Maria Hill,Sharon Carter, and future Avengers Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman and Carol Danvers aka Ms.Marvel. The S.H.I.E.L.D movie should come out after The Avengers so that the other Avengers can smoothly transition into Avengers #3. I'd also like to see a cameo of Luther Manning who eventually becomes Deathlok(played by Cuba Gooding Jr.)

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Cuba? Are you crazy? No I'm sorry I'd choose Morris Chestnut, or Michael Jai White.

    I know that Marvel wanted to do a S.H.I.E.L.D. film, and it'd probably be pretty cool. Although if they do it, I'm sure the main villain would be Strucker and Hydra. We'd get flashbacks to young Fury and the founding of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the formation of Hydra, but I doubt other than Dum DUm, Coulson (since he's been in IM and will be in Thor), possibly Hill (still a new character) and the Contessa, and G.W.Bridge (make him white since Fury is black now LOL). But Carter (save for Cap II), Drew, and Danvers I don't know about. By the time we get an avengers three unless they drop people the roster will be to big for a movie. Hulk, IM, Cap, Thor, Wasp, Giantman, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, etc…Works for a comic but thats more money than the entire film. LOL.

    Now back to Deathlok. I think it'd be a great standalone Marvel Sci-fi/horro flick but not attatched to Avengers or anything. But I'm sorry I just don't see Cuba playing a badass anything. Blame Daddy Day Camp for that. Actually blame his entire career. I've never seen him as a badass. Good actor? YES!!! Badass? HELL NO!!! Actually Chiwetel would be good. He could pull off the scientist and the badass.

  • ulik

    LOL!!! Cuba being a badass,hmm.. he was ok in Shadow Boxing as an assasin but yeah Chewitel as Deathlok would be better. I meant a cameo with no real connection to the Avengers. As far as The Avengers roster, some people will have to drop out as they expand the roster that happens in the comics too, as long as the core three are there it's all good(Cap,Iron Man,Thor).

  • Larry

    michael jai white sounds like a very good pick, if they ever do a Black Panther they could use him too for that role.

  • davidscholes

    It's disappointing that Samuel is not in Thor but still at leasrt he's in Captain America and the Avengers. I think he would have added something to Thor.

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  • Alexander

    I'm also a long time Thor fan and don't see the need to have Nick Fury in the Thor movie, as there are so many ways they can bring things together. I also doubt we will see Dr. Blake in any IM2 scenes as they wouldn't likely have any knowledge of who Thor is prior to the Thor movie, Dr. Blake won't even know he's Thor at the beginning of the Thor movie.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Love MJW but I'd rather see him as Deathlok than Panther, Djimon Honsou as Panther all the way!