Samuel L. Jackson has revealed to Collider that Nick Fury won’t be appearing in Captain America: Civil War. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to appear in the film, there are just contract issues:
“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.”
He went on to add:
“Of course [I’m interested in returning]! I’m looking for a contract extension right now, yeah. I’m looking to re-up.”
Here’s hoping it happens.
According to the Marvel Cinematic Universe wiki:
Colonel Nicholas “Nick” Joseph Fury is a former officer of the US Army and an espionage veteran of the CIA during the Cold War. He joined S.H.I.E.L.D., a covert international peacekeeping organization which operates as humanity’s first line of defense against Earth’s most dangerous enemies. He quickly impressed S.H.I.E.L.D.’s higher-ups, and was promoted to the position of Director, becoming the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. He led S.H.I.E.L.D. for years, spearheading the Avengers Initiative, Project T.A.H.I.T.I., Project Insight, and other operations.
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