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Samuel Jackson talks SHIELD and Winter Soldier roles

December 27th, 2012 by Marc Comments

While we’re excited about the SHIELD TV series, we would be dribbling at the idea of Samuel L Jackson playing Nick Fury in it… but could it happen?

According to ComicBookMovie, Jackson has told MTV at the premiere of his new movie Django Unchained, that he’s aware of the upcoming SHIELD tv series. But will he appear?:  “I don’t know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven’t talked to Joss [Whedon] about it. But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in Charlie’s Angels. At least be the voice!”

We love this idea! Fury calling the agents up and giving them their orders and laying things out… it could work, kind of Fury bookends to episodes.

Jackson, feeling all Marvel-ous (ahem – ed), also chatted about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and what role Fury will have: “It’s a full-on role, from the original script that I read. It’s a full-on SHIELD operation. But I don’t know — I’m meeting with the directors this week to see what happens.”

Anyone who has read the Winter Soldier comic arc will know that Fury does feature prominently in the story. We loved Fury in Avengers but does he work better in the shadows of the stories? We felt he was too chatty in Iron Man 2. Are we wrong? Either way, the Marvel movie goliath hammers on and we love it!


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….