Samuel L. Jackson, whose yapper is rather infamous in the world of movie news, told a radio show recently that at some point after The Avengers, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D will get a movie all of their own. After all, you know SLJ wouldn't agree to do any major film if his character weren't guaranteed 100 percent awesomeness or at least a glorified death (such as in Star Wars).
“The Avengers should start shooting some time next year, and then some time after that there’ll be a big S.H.I.E.L.D. movie,” Jackson told Radio Big Boy in a discussion about his multi-picture deal with Marvel. He also confirmed he wouldn't appear in Thor next year.
S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division as re-defined in Iron Man), is Marvel's espionage and law enforcement division in regards to all things "super." Fury had his own comic at one point, but he was one of the more memorable floaters in the Marvel comic universe.
This is the point in the article where I could either stop, because that's about all the fact there is, or we go on and let the speculation commence. But of course -- I thought you'd say so.
Jackson doesn't usually come out and lie very often, but I'm sure there are a few snags. At some point someone will get a chance to interview Marvel's Kevin Feige or anyone else attached to the many Marvel projects and get some confirmation. My thought is that it's in Sam's contract and depending on how many films were included in the contract of other S.H.I.E.L.D (wow is that annoying to type) agents played by Clark Gregg (Agt. Coulson) and Scarlett Johansson, this could be something that happens easily. With only Jackson and Johansson being the big names attached, it's not like they'd have to enter negotiations for their major superheroes.
In fact, this movie might be a good chance to launch some of Marvel's future solo hero projects in the inverse way that The Avengers will. As opposed to being a culmination, would it not be amazing to use S.H.I.E.L.D (ugh) as a way to get smaller-named heroes off the ground and build some anticipation for their solo projects (considering Marvel's running out of big names to rely on)? These agents have to police somebody after all. That would be ingenious.
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