Of all the Marvel Studios movie stars, Samuel L. Jackson seems to have had the longest contract of them all with a total of nine film appearances in all as part of his original deal that began with the post-credits scene in the first “Iron Man”.
Jackson has so far appeared in seven Marvel Films which means his deal will soon come to an end. Yet while some actors have expressed interest in moving on from their deals, Jackson doesn’t seem to be ready to give up on Nick Fury just yet.
Collider has spoken with Jackson ahead of the release of “Big Game” and during the talk the actor spoke enthusiastically about his time at Marvel and in the process confirms that he is NOT a part of “Captain America: Civil War,” something he finds as confusing as everyone else:
“It’s an amazing amount of fun. I finally met [comics writer] Mark [Millar], last year, when I was doing Kingsman, ’cause he was on set one day, and I finally got a chance to thank him for making Nick Fury black and changing the whole dynamic.
It’s really great to be the connective tissue between so many different characters in so many different films, that brings those guys together. But I’m not in Captain America 3. I can’t figure that out, but I’m not. I guess I’m still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are.”
Asked about going beyond his original nine-picture deal, Jackson told the outlet: “Of course [I’m interested in returning]! I’m looking for a contract extension right now, yeah. I’m looking to re-up.”
While Jackson isn’t in ‘Civil War,’ actor Martin Freeman is though it has yet to be confirmed what role he’ll play in the film. Today, Latino Review have posted a report indicating that Freeman will be playing Edward Chase, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The report suggests the film kicks off with a mission that involves British soldiers that goes badly for the Avengers, leading to Chase arguing that the superhero group needs to have oversight.