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After months of speculation and numerous instances of misinformation and press teasing, it was finally confirmed that Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury would not be making an appearance in Thor.
Surprising, considering not only that talk of The Avengers is bubbling along nicely with Joss Whedon at helm (in which Nick Fury plays a big part), but also because Jon Favreau went to great lengths to include Fury in Iron Man 1 and 2.
Says Jackson of his nine picture Marvel deal: “I got started on it when I did the end of Iron Man 1. My foot was on the path. Now, my foot is a little deeper on the path 'cause we've got Iron Man 2. I'm not in Thor. I’m supposed to do Captain America this summer in London.”
So why isn’t he in Thor? “I have no idea. I'm not in charge of making those decisions. I thought I was. They said I was in the trades, and I was like, ‘Oh, I've got a job!’
“And then, I called my agent and she said, ‘Nah, you're not in it. They misprinted.’ I was like, ‘Well shit, they need to pay me just 'cause they put my name in it.’ The Avengers is my own starring vehicle for that character, pretty much.”