By Dave Campbell | March 2, 2009
If you stayed through the closing credits of Iron Man, you are well aware that the Bad Mother F*$#er we know as Samuel L. Jackson shows up as the scruffy eye patch wearing leader of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury. Fury recruits Tony Stark aka Iron Man into his Avengers Initiative, setting up his roles in the upcoming future Iron Man sequels, Captain America, & Avengers films.
Over the past few weeks it seems as if this was all in shambles and in doubt. Jackson himself openly spoke about a deal not being complete. Rumors flew all around the blog-iverse and fan boys were getting their Underoos in a bunch because Marvel Entertainment was being stingy yet again with offering up a fair amount for an actor.
Well have no fear “True Believers”…Marvel has announced that Jackson has signed a deal to play Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 as well as (count them with me) NINE other projects, including a possible S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. Talk about planning ahead!
Filming on Iron Man 2 begins this spring; it is still unknown how large the role of Fury will be.
Mmm-mmmm…that-is a tasty burger.