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Samuel L Jackson says Nick Fury is not in Thor but Avengers starts shooting next February

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

While chatting to various people about his new indie film Mother and Child Samuel L Jackson got onto the subject of his work as Nick Fury for Marvel Studios.

He is signed up for nine films as Fury and sounds as if the role will get bigger as the films move on.

“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.”

It is a surprise that he is not in Thor. Even Jackson didn’t know why Fury wouldn’t be featuring.

“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.”

They asked Jackson if he does in fact get to “kick some major ass” in Iron Man 2 and if we will finally get to see his badass Fury in full action? “No, I get to talk really harshly with Robert Downey Jr., but that is about it,” answered Jackson. “So far that’s all I’m doing.”

As for The Avengers how big a role will Fury have in that team film?

“The Avengers is my own starring vehicle for that character, pretty much. That’s not that far away. It’s in February. It’s just February. I’ve got time to get in shape and everything.”

“[He will] shoot somebody,” he said. “I’d like for him to do something eventually.”

“I’m totally looking forward to finally getting Nick Fury into action,” he added.

They finished by asking Jackson if he was happy that Whedon would be directing the The Avengers and if he was excited to be working with him on the project? “Yes I am,” replied Jackson. “I’m looking forward to that.”

Glad to hear that Whedon is definitely on for The Avengers and good to see more Jackson as Fury. Would you want to see a Nick Fury movie?

Source: MovieWeb, Collider

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The Random – The Birds, The Last Airbender, Silence, Spider-Man 4, Immaculate Conception, Pod, Whatever Works,

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2009

According to Variety breakout Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel is joining the cast of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. The film is being produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films. Patel joins the cast which features Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone and Jessica Jade Andres.

The Oakland Press quotes director Sam Raimi as saying that he wants to shoot some of Spider-Man 4 in Michigan “I’ll be looking at Michigan for our second-unit photography on the new ‘Spider-Man’ film,” Raimi confirmed.

Martin Scorsese wants to have the screenplay Silence be his next movie. Scorsese and Graham King’s GK Films are talking with Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro to star in the main roles. Also in talks to be in the film is Gael Garcia Bernal. The production is expected to start in late 2009 in New Zealand. The story is set in the 17th century where Jesuit priests travel to Japan to spread the word of the good book.

Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th) has a couple more films lined up. “Immaculate Conception. A girl gets pregnant, doesn’t know why. You think it goes like Rosemary’s Baby but it’s not a horror movie, though. You find out that she’s part of an experiment. A splinter group of the church found a rusty old nail in the hills of Golgotha and they’ve harvested the DNA they believe is from Jesus Christ. It’s like Marathon Man or Coma.” The second project is called Pod. “It’s dealing with a huge fascination of mine – the seven sub-levels under Manhattan. When they dig deep they find something they shouldn’t have.”

According to Screen Daily, Samuel L. Jackson is now going to be in writer/director Rodrigo Garcia’s Mother and Child. Other cast members include Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, and Jimmy Smits. The story looks at three women in an adoption triangle.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to director Woody Allen’s Whatever Works from Wild Bunch. This highly anticipated new comedy stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood.

Naomi Watts says that The Birds remake is going ahead, “It will happen. It’s absolutely going to happen. And it’s something that Universal has a lot invested in, and so they’re going to make sure the script is right, and take their time with it. Martin Campbell’s directing it and he’s very involved in it”

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