It’s easy to forget that some characters have been around since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man has become a staple of the universe, popping up all over the place but the same can’t be said for Nick Fury in recent times. After appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Samuel L. Jackson has been left on the sidelines – watching as the Avengers went to war with each other. For those hoping he might pop up during the upcoming Avengers movies, the actor has some bad news for you.
Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Samuel L. Jackson stated;
“I wasn’t in the ‘superhero argument’ movie [‘Captain America: Civil War’], I’m not in ‘Avengers 3 and 4’. They’re shooting them now, and they haven’t called me yet,” Jackson said.
He then went on to confirm that he won’t be making any kind of appearance in 2018’s Black Panther either;
“They wouldn’t let me go to ‘Black Panther’-ville, so it’s kinda like how you gonna make a black Marvel movie and not let Nick Fury show up in it?!”
Before suggestions that Nick Fury is being sidelined call out – Jackson is set to co-star in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
It seems it’s all change over in the MCU, with reports suggesting that the new Avengers lineup will consist of entirely new faces once the dust settles on Avengers 4. We Got This Covered explains;
“According to them, Avengers 5, which will presumably be with us during Phase 4, will be called either New Avengers or Mighty Avengers. Not only that, but it will also include Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, the Wasp and possibly Moon Knight, who’s apparently set to be introduced into the MCU soon. Or at least, James Gunn is “heavily pushing” for it to happen, which means it likely will.
Again though, none of this has been confirmed and until it is, it’s best to just treat it as a rumor and nothing more. Still, that being said, it seems very probable that this will come to fruition, as the heroes mentioned above are clearly being built up to be the new faces of the franchise moving forward and again, Robert Downey Jr. and co. are “
These are rumors of course, so take them with a huge grain of salt. But it seems that Marvel may be looking to flip its roster of Avengers, making way for new stars. Obviously this would be good for Disney and Marvel – who make a heap of money on the comic book and toy sales from any new franchise.
Should Nick Fury be in the upcoming Avengers movies?