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Samuel L. Jackson in the Dark About Captain Marvel Involvement
Aug 16, 2017 by: WENN
Samuel L. Jackson is still waiting for his official invitation to join the cast of Captain Marvel and reprise his role as Nick Fury.
The actor has portrayed the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. since 2008, when he made an uncredited appearance in Iron Man, and he has gone on to feature in subsequent Marvel blockbusters, including The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Studio boss Kevin Feige confirmed Fury will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming Captain Marvel adaptation during a presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last month, but Jackson later claimed he only learned about his involvement on the Internet, and reveals movie executives have yet to reach out to him to discuss his proposed role.
"I haven't signed a contract, haven't seen a script," Jackson told Yahoo!.
The casting would reunite him with his Kong: Skull Island co-star Brie Larson, who is set to tackle the comic book character on the big screen, but even she had no news for the movie veteran.
"I talked to Brie the other day, she didn't say anything (about Captain Marvel)," he added. "She's the only person I know that's actually in the movie."
The film, set to be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, remains in pre-production, but it has already been pegged for release in March, 2019.
Jackson's comments emerged as Marvel officials appointed screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over the script for Captain Marvel, following Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman's exit, reports Deadline.com.
Meanwhile, Jackson also revealed to Yahoo! that he will not appear in the next two Avengers movies, and he's annoyed he will also miss out on Black Panther.
"I wasn't in the 'superhero argument' movie (Captain America: Civil War), I'm not in Avengers 3 and 4," he said. "They're shooting them now, and they haven't called me yet. They wouldn't let me go to Black Panther-ville, so it's kinda like, 'How you gonna make a black Marvel movie and not let Nick Fury show up in it?'"
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