Samuel L. Jackson has just spoken with USA Today where he talked a bit about his character Nick Fury in the various Marvel films. The most interesting quote came when the talk turned towards Fury’s involvement in the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”:
“You see Nick Fury the office guy, him going about the day-to-day work of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the politics as opposed to that other stuff. It’s great to have him dealing with Captain America in terms of being able to speak to him soldier to soldier and try to explain to him how the world has changed in another way while he was frozen in time.
Some of the people who used to be our enemies are now our allies – him trying to figure out, “Well, how do we trust those guys?” or “How do we trust the guys that you didn’t trust who don’t trust you? And explaining to him that the black and white of good guys/bad guys has now turned into this gray area.
Nick lies to him all the time, too. But he’s trying to help him navigate the waters of the new sharks that he doesn’t know anything about.
Jackson also spoke about how Robert Redford’s character would fit into the action.
“He’s part of that World Security Council I was talking to in (The Avengers), just he wasn’t there. We also know each other because we’ve been comrades for a very long time. There’s some stuff that’s said that gives you an idea of how he’s been part of that environment for a long time and the kind of guy he was.”