Samuel L. Jackson, who had a 31 second cameo as S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Nick Fury, in last year’s Iron Man, has just signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal with Marvel Studios to reprise the role. God…wait for it…damn. The Hollywood Reporter says:
The movies include “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America,” “The Avengers” and its sequels. Also on the table is the possibility of toplining a “S.H.I.E.L.D.” movie, which is in development. The actor, repped by ICM and Anonymous Content, made a surprise appearance as Fury at the end of the first “Iron Man,” throwing geeks into a tizzy and showing the first glimpse of Marvel’s plan to link all their slate of movies into one filmic universe.
Holy crap. Lindsay Lohan can’t get a job with the dude in freecreditreport.com commercials yet Samuel L. Jackson can sign a NINE picture deal. Hollywood may not be so bad after all. If I was Samuel L. Jackson, I don’t even know if I would make any more movies after that. However, what I do know, is that my daily planner would include scheduled times for throwing up blood and waking up on top of a pair of 18 year old twins.
Speaking of comic books, here’s Malin Akerman at the UK premiere of Watchmen: