Samuel L. Jackson reportedly starring in Nick Fury show for Disney Plus
The MCU tough guy with the eyepatch could be getting his own show.
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Variety's sources didn't share any release date or title information (come on -- just call it Fury, or Nick Fury, and we're good). But the publication said Jackson will star (duh) and Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) will write and serve as executive producer.
Jackson's been playing Fury since Iron Man in 2008, and was last seen portraying the S.H.I.E.L.D. leader in 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home (although a post-credits twist showed Fury taking a space vacation while Skrull leader Talos posed as the character).
As CNET sister site ComicBook.com notes, Jackson has been frequently asked if he'll play Fury in his own movie or series, and the actor has been enthusiastic about the possibility.