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Sam off Nick Fury??

01.14.2009

You would think that when they asked Sam Jackson to make a cameo at the end of IRON MAN as Nick Fury that would help set up an AVENGERS film and other spinoffs, they would've spent a little time chatting about a contract for those future films. Nope. After tickling our asses with a feather with that Nick Fury cameo, it looks like Marvel might pull the rug right out from underneath us. Jackson told the LA Times that contract negotiations have broken down and that he was told by Marvel, "We're not making that deal."

What exactly that means confuses even Sam Jackson. "I don't know. Maybe I won't be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won't be in it," says Jackson. He adds, "I saw Jon Favreau at the Scream Awards and we had a conversation. He said, 'I hope things are working out for you because we're writing stuff for you.' Then all of a sudden last week I talked to my agents and manager and things aren't really working that well."

How exactly does this happen? It's not like a deal with Terrence Howard where he became a disruption on set and almost had to be replaced. Everyone loves Sam Jackson. There were huge cheers when he made his appearance at the end of IRON MAN. This is one of those deals that just kinda has to get done if you're serious about an AVENGERS movie (or perhaps Marvel really isn't all that serious).

To their credit (somewhat), Marvel released a statement saying they were still in "active negotiations" with Jackson and his reps.

Extra Tidbit: Didn't Marvel try pulling this same crap with Favreau?
Source: LA Times

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