Samuel L. Jackson’s trusty, eyepatched S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Nick Fury, has appeared in some capability in eight Marvel Studios motion pictures to date — effectively, technically 9, and quickly to be 10, with the upcoming Captain Marvel — however there may be one exclusion he is nonetheless smarting over: Black Panther.
“I can’t answer that! I’m wondering,” he exclaimed to ET’s Kevin Frazier on why Fury did not make the minimize. “He should’ve been there. He should have been somewhere — maybe in that casino in Korea when all of that stuff jumped off.”
During the scene in query, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) do encounter a number of acquainted faces from Marvel’s cinematic universe: Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue and Martin Freeman’s Everett Okay. Ross. Jackson thinks it ought to have been Fury, or Fury ought to’ve at the very least been there, too.
“Just so you possibly can say, ‘Oh, Nick Fury is out on the earth searching for regardless of the evil on the earth is,'” he defined. “He’s just there and is kind of like, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s that Black Panther dude.’ ‘Cause there’s no way in the world he doesn’t know where Wakanda is or what vibranium is or any of that, because he’s Nick Fury.” Jackson made that suggestion to Marvel brass and, he says, “It was identical to, ‘Ehh, nah. We’re good. Nick Fury and Black Panther will meet someplace. But not there.‘”
When Black Panther hit theaters this 12 months, introducing audiences to the secretive African nation, together with Okoye, Shuri and Erik Killmonger, it not solely earned rave critiques however broke field workplace information and grew to become a cultural motion. Despite the occasions of Avengers: Infinity War — and who disappeared within the snappening — Jackson is assured he’ll get his second with the King of Wakanda finally. “Of course,” he says.
He’s in good with Disney, in any case, starring in Captain Marvel and, earlier than that, reprising his function as Frozone in Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Infinity War discovered a approach to tip its hat to Jackson’s signature use of the F-word, however it could be a bit extra sophisticated on this family-friendly animated journey. Not that Jackson would not know the right time for it.
“The first time we see Jack-Jack do one thing that is completely superb is an ideal ‘Motherf*cker…‘,” he jokes of the film’s toddler hero and his many, many powers, together with capturing lasers, teleporting and erupting into flames. “That’s like, ‘Wow!‘ That sh*t’s a mom*cker, that means it is superior.”