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March 3, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | March 3, 2009 |

Well, credit Marvel Studios for this: they are nothing if not determined to keep their product rolling. Samuel L. Jackson has signed to play Nick Fury in a jaw-dropping nine (9!) films. Jackson, who played Fury in a 30 second, after-the-credits cameo in the splendiferous Iron Man, was said to be Brian Michael Bendis’s inspiration for the character in Marvel’s Ultimate universe, apparently with his knowledge and permission — making this a literal perfect match.

In truth, the character of Nick Fury (in the Ultimate version, that is) was written and drawn to reflect Jackson anyway, so it shouldn’t be much of a stretch. But more importantly, this, as well as Robert Downey Jr.’s cameo in The Incredible Hulk, reflect Marvel’s interest in creating a true series of interconnected movies centered around The Avengers which, if they pull it off, will be incredibly cool. The films will include Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers and hopefully one based on Captain “You Think This ‘A’ Stands For France?!” America.

Geeks, get ready.

Who's The Man? / TK

Industry | March 3, 2009 |

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