Why The Russos Are The Best Thing to Happen to the MCU Since Joss Whedon
Will Samuel L. Jackson have a role to play in Joss Whedon’s planned S.H.I.E.L.D. television series? He still doesn’t know, but he does have an idea of how Nick Fury could fit into the show’s larger story.
“I keep hearing about it, and I haven’t talked to Joss about it. In my mind I would tend to think he would if nothing else be like Charlie in Charlie’s Angels. At least the voice,” he told MTV News.
Jackson also confirmed we won’t see Fury until Captain America: The Winter Soldier. At least he’ll likely have a pretty big part in that film, though. “It’s a full-on role from the original script that I read,” he said. “It’s a full-on S.H.I.E.L.D. operation in Captain America, but I don’t know. I’m meeting with the directors this week, we’ll see what happens.”
Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, The Winter Soldier is believed to be based on the acclaimed comic-book storyline of the same name in which writer Ed Brubaker revealed Captain America’s World War II sidekick Bucky Barnes didn’t die in the 1945 explosion that left the superhero in suspended animation in a block of ice. Instead, an amnesiac Bucky was rescued by the Soviets, fitted with a bionic arm and programmed to serve as an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. The secret is revealed in the present day only after he seemingly killed the Red Skull and launched a terrorist attack on Philadelphia.
Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles as Captain America and Bucky Barnes, joined by Anthony Mackie as the Falcon and likely Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.