Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Disney+ Marvel Series

Samuel L. Jackson on the red carpet
Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Disney+ Marvel Series

Samuel L Jackson has been portraying the iconic Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury since the first Iron Man movie hit theaters in 2008. We last saw him in Spider-Man: Far From Home (or did we, we’re not giving any spoilers). Some media outlets claim that Jackson is particularly invested in this character, and others report that a Fury show is definitely in the works.

Samuel L Jackson and Nick Fury: How It All Began

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Disney+ Marvel Series

It was when Marvel used Jackson’s face to depict Fury in the Ultimates series that the actor first came into contact with the role. He hadn’t given his permission for the studio to use his face, and as a way to apologize, Marvel offered him ‘first rights’ to any screen portrayal of the character. As you can probably guess, he accepted that apology.

Fury Isn’t the Only Marvel Show in the Making

Marvel characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany
Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Disney+ Marvel Series

In September, Marvel Entertainment released the first trailer for their newest show called WandaVision, which will be exclusively streamed on Disney+. As the name suggests, the story will follow the characters of Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in a somewhat freaky 1960s reality. At least, that’s what the trailer shows. Rumor has it that Marvel is planning to expand its shows to feature other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Falcon and Winter Soldier, Ms. Marvel, Loki, and Hawkeye. Will they be available only on Disney+? Who knows, we’re yet to find out.

No Official Release Date Yet

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Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in New Disney+ Marvel Series

Although Samuel L Jackson is said to reprise his role as the iconic Nick Fury and will put on the eye patch to play the monocular head of S.H.I.E.L.D., plot details and possible release dates are strictly kept under wraps. Sources say that Kyle Bradstreet is in talks to write and executive produce the show. What we do know, however, is that WandaVision will begin streaming somewhere near the end of the year.