In the 1990s alone Samuel L. Jackson had 52 acting credits within 10 years. Clearly not the most selective actor in Hollywood.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackson has signed a nine film deal with Marvel that includes a performance as Nick Fury in Iron Man 2, Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, and any sequels associated with these films.
Jackson will play Nick Fury, the leader of the S.H.I.E.L.D., a character who regularly appears in Marvel comics, recruited by Tony Stark and becomes a multiple issue Marvel staple. In the Ultimate Nick Fury, Fury becomes recreated as an African-American modeled off of Samuel L. Jackson..hence the excitement Jackson and Nick Fury fans will have at these deals.
For the rest of us, we can hope that these 9 projects keep Jackson busy enough to keep him out of movies were he doesn't belong (like the Red Violin, which Jackson was the most disappointing performer, and hardly deserves the cover credit he usually receives for this film). Personally, I think this is a good place to keep Jackson busy.
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