Samuel L. Jackson open to extending his Marvel contract

Marvel Studios raised a few eyebrows when it extended Samuel L. Jackson an unprecedented nine-picture deal to anchor the Marvel Cinematic Universe as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, but of course with Iron man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers under his belt and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron upcoming, he’s already… well… seven-ninths of his way through the deal. And, according to the man himself, he’s open to extending his contract even further.

“Nope, none whatsoever,” Jackson told Fandango when asked if he has any idea about the plans for Fury post Phase Two. “I just know that the Marvel Universe is there, that there are things going on, and that I have three pictures left on my nine-picture deal. That’s all I know. I’ve done six of them, and I’m about to do seven, so I’m running out of Marvel pictures – unless they extend my contract.” Asked if he’d be up for signing another nine-film deal, Jackson then responded, “Hell, yeah! Why wouldn’t I?”

Jackson’s Nick Fury will next be seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opens in the UK on March 26th and in the States on April 4th, while he’ll also be linking up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes again this Spring as cameras start rolling on The Avengers: Age of Ultron ahead of its release on May 1st, 2015.

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