Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury has been part of the fabric from which the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been created, but even the most famous face of SHIELD won’t be everywhere he’d like to be. In an interview with Yahoo Movie UK Jackson once again mentioned that he wasn’t happy that he wasn’t invited to either of the upcoming Avengers movies or Black Panther.
“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 tells Yahoo Movies. “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?!”
This interview was recorded before Jackson was confirmed to have a large role in Captain Marvel which takes place in the 1990’s. However, Jackson could still show up in Avengers 4. Multiple actors have pointed out that Marvel doesn’t always give a ton of notice when it comes to shooting small cameos. They just started filming Avengers 4 so there is still a chance that they could call Nick Fury in for some sort of cameo before filming ends and Jackson just doesn’t know about it yet.
Summary: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Black Panther, directed Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. It will be released on February 16th, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on May 4th, 2018.
Avengers 4 will open on May 3rd, 2019.