Remember how Terrence Howard, aka My Fair Señor Baby Wipes, got fired from the super successful “Iron Man” franchise and I laughed at him and they replaced him with the always cool and affable Don “The Juan” Cheadle?
Yeah, that was great.
And then, remember how at the end of “Iron Man” they teased us with Samuel L. Jackson in an eye-patch looking all awesome in some leftover black leather jacket from Shaft and we all squealed like idiots because we’re a bunch of dorks who really, really, really liked the idea of that brilliant former crackhead who will never, EVER turn down a part (especially if it’s toon, action, or curse word related) being Nick Fury?
I mean, he did “Snakes On A Plane” and that animatronic shark movie where he died two minutes into it. Sam would never say no to us. Would he?
But then remember how Sam, even after Marvel started drawing Nick Fury IN HIS LIKENESS, was hemming and hawing about how he might not do it because Marvel couldn’t get the money right? (Re: They were being cheap. They’re already talking of paying Mickey Rourke in ‘roids and gold plated “Obama” dollar coins.)
Samuel L. Jackson won’t have to worry about getting work for a while. He just signed a 9-picture deal with Marvel to play the role of Nick Fury in a series of their movies.
Just weeks ago it sounded like Jackson was on the outs and wasn’t going to play the role in Iron Man 2, But they must have come to some sort of agreement to have gone from zero to nine!
The movies Jackson will now be appearing in are Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and all of their sequels. This is really generous considering the bad rap Marvel has been getting lately.
Nine movies, people. NINE MOVIES! That is absurd. Wonderful, but ABSURD! This practically guarantees that Sam will make some kind of appearance in nearly ever Marvel film adaptation over the next ten years.
Not bad for a man who once starred in “Amos and Andrew.”