There was an idea … to bring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury to Disney+.
Jackson will once again play Fury, his character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in a new Marvel series on Disney+, Variety reported on Friday.
Details about the plot of the series weren’t available, but this is another Disney+ show Marvel has in the works based on its characters from the films, in addition to the upcoming WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and Hawkeye. Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk are also Marvel shows in development at Disney+. Marvel for years has had television shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D running simultaneous to the films, but these upcoming Disney+ projects are expected to be more directly connected to the continuity of the movies.
As Variety notes, this new Marvel Disney+ series would be Jackson’s first regular television role ever.
Jackson memorably debuted as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the end credits of 2008’s Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first film, and he has played the character all the way up to last year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. A post-credits scene of that 2019 film revealed Fury to be on a spaceship, possibly working on a galactic version of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he stumbled about asking where his shoes were. Might we see Fury among the stars in the Disney+ show? And will he ever find his shoes? Either way, this is one series that may be worth keeping an eye on. Brendan Morrow