Horrible news, fancymen! Samuel L. Jackson, who ROCKed it a the end of Iron Man with his Nick Fury cameo, setting the stage for a unified Marvel Film Universe may not be in the role. Hell, the role might not even exist.
Blame the economy, blame Sam Jackson, and the whole time hope it’s not true…
“I saw [’Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2′ director] Jon
Favreau at the Scream Awards and we had a conversation. He said, ‘I
hope things are working out for you because we’re writing stuff for
you.’ Then all of a sudden last week I talked to my agents and manager
and things aren’t really working that well.”
Jackson might just have been taking a public position that could
lead to a bigger payday (it certainly wouldn’t be the first time a
Hollywood star used an interview as a negotiating tactic) but he seemed
especially sour on the whole the topic of working with Marvel …
“There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know.
Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or
maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in
the Marvel Comics world so [they’re saying to me], ‘We’re not making
I'm sick and tired of Marvel replacing actors. I didn't see this coming and I don't think the all time great movie whore Sam Jackson is going to appreciate this. Marvel is staying pretty mum on the whole subject, except to say that negotiations are ongoing, and they won’t comment on them.
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more