There have long been rumours about Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury getting a spin-off adventure as part of Marvel’s extended universe, but according to the star, we shouldn’t hold our breath.
While he doesn’t shoot down the possibility entirely, it sounds as though Fury’s character will continue to be fleshed out as part of other adventures, as opposed to having one all to himself.
“Everybody likes a franchise character. Bruce [ Willis ] had his and Sylvester Stallone had Rocky, so I like coming back to Nick Fury. Nick Fury’s a great guy… I think a lot of people know that.
“I know him as something else because I’ve been alive longer than most of the fans that watch the movies so I know Nick Fury as the World War II veteran and all that stuff. It might be interesting to do one day but we find out little bits and pieces about Nick and we’re going into Captain America 2 in late March.”
Whether or not we get to see a little more of that soldierly side of his character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier remains to be seen, but Jackson certainly seems to know his stuff. We’ll find out for sure when the film arrives in UK cinemas on 4 April 2014.