Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Samuel L Jackson & His 9 Movie Film Deal

Samuel L Jackson is far from my favorite actor. I have liked him in some films...I bet you have too, but I think Samuel L Jackson will do any film that is offered to him...usually the more ridiculous the better.

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.

Related Post: Samuel L. Jackson's: Best and Worst


Southern (in)Sanity said...

I wish this would be enough to keep Samuel L. Jackson busy - but his history tends to go against it.

I knew he made a lot of movies, but 52 in 10 years? Sheesh.

Michael Parsons said...

I read an article where he said something along the line of the reason he does so many movies is because roles in studio films are not offered to black actors that much, so he keeps saying yes 'cause you never know when you won't be asked.
I can see he point of view, but wish he would find something that reminds us that he is a good actor

crackers and cheese said...

Wait a minute, is the picture you posted of the character Nick Fury, or Samuel L. Jackson in comic form?

Re-reading the best and worst of Samuel L, we can probably add a couple to his worst list - Jumper, and The Spirit. Never saw The Spirit, but it looked like a fairly ridiculous role. I also was surprised that Morgan Freeman played a role in Wanted that seemed like something Samuel L. would do. Is he too afraid that as a black actor, he won't be offered anymore good roles?

RC said...

@ crackers and cheese...the picture is Nick Fury (Ultimate Nick Fury) who's look was liscensed to look like Samuel L. the similary you are noticing is natural.

It is both Samuel L Jackson & Nick Fury all wrapped up in one.