After sitting out much of Phase Three, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is set to return with a bang this year, featuring prominently in March’s Captain Marvel and July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, as well as a potential Avengers: Endgame appearance.
Jackson’s role in Captain Marvel will mark his ninth Nick Fury appearance (tenth if you’re including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and during an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor has been reflecting on his time in the MCU, revealing that his only real regret is that Fury was absent from Captain America: Civil War.
“There’s lots of stuff you can do with him,” said Jackson. “But has he been used wisely? Yeah, except for things like Civil War. It’s like, if all the Avengers are fucking fighting each other, where is their guardian? Where’s that dude who comes in and goes, ‘Alright, everybody go to your room. I’ll be in there to talk to you in a minute.’ Either he’s the guy that brought them together and he’s the glue, or he’s not. I felt a little- I felt a way about that.”
Jackson also went on to reveal that he hasn’t read a script for this year’s hotly-anticipated Avengers sequel, stating: “Not Avengers: Endgame, no. I generally read the scripts I’m in. I don’t just go to my part [laughs].”
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Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones), as well as Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolvervine) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why).