Samuel L. Jackson talked to USA Today about playing Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Next April’s release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier will mark the 6th time that Jackson will play Fury. He’s catching up with the number of times that Hugh Jackman has been cast as Wolverine.
Jackson tells USA Today what fans should expect from Fury in next year’s film:
You see Nick Fury the office guy, him going about the day-to-day work of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the politics as opposed to that other stuff. It’s great to have him dealing with Captain America in terms of being able to speak to him soldier to soldier and try to explain to him how the world has changed in another way while he was frozen in time. Some of the people who used to be our enemies are now our allies — him trying to figure out, “Well, how do we trust those guys?” or “How do we trust the guys that you didn’t trust who don’t trust you? And explaining to him that the black and white of good guys/bad guys has now turned into this gray area.
Nick lies to him all the time, too. (Laughs) But he’s trying to help him navigate the waters of the new sharks that he doesn’t know anything about.
It’s a lengthy interview but Jackson did say that his presence has not yet been requested on the set of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
I keep talking to them about it. I keep saying, “If nothing else, let me be Charlie of Charlie’s Angels. Use my voice to send them off to do stuff sometimes.” Joss just looked at me like, “Hmmm. Maybe.”
So it’s a maybe…