Sam Jackson says SHIELD movie to follow The Avengers


14th May 2010

But then he would say that, wouldn't he?

When Samuel L Jackson sat up from Tony Stark's sofa and told him about "the Avengers initiative", he weaselled his way into the Marvel universe and somehow managed to wrangle himself an unprecedented nine picture deal. His Nick Fury is the lynchpin of The Avengers, see, and he makes it his business to appear in all the individual movies; kind of like a smarmy boss regularly checking in on his underlings.

Now Jackson is saying that after Joss Whedon's Avengers movie in 2012, he's going to star in a standalone SHIELD movie. (For the uninitiated, SHIELD is the special agency tasked with bringing together the world's greatest heroes to unite against, er, evil people in big mech suits or something. Read a comic or two, noob).

"The Avengers should start shooting some time next year, and then some time after that there'll be a big SHIELD movie."
While a SHIELD movie could be quite excellent - I'd like to see a movie that fills in the gaps between all of the other Marvel adventures - it's worth mentioning that Sam Jackson talks a lot of shit. In the same interview, he admitted he didn't even know who was playing Captain America. This is not the guy you want pulling the strings on your superhero boy band.

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