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Will there be a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie after The Avengers? Sam Jackson says yes.

May. 14, 2010by: George Merchan

Coming courtesy of an interview over at Radio Big Boy, this news shouldn't come as a surprise when you take into account that Samuel L. Jackson is signed to like a 900-picture deal with Marvel (okay, it's really only 9, but shit). The coming of a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, especially with its heavy presence in IRON MAN 2, was really only a matter of time.

Here's Jackson's quote: "The Avengers should start shooting some time next year, and then some time after that therell be a big S.H.I.E.L.D. movie."

Of course, anything could happen between now and THE AVENGERS. Should the whole cross-film experiment be a monetary bust (keep in mind that only the IRON MAN films have so far been runaway successes), I'd think the likelihood of a S.H.I.E.L.D. film would drop dramatically. But should THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and THE AVENGERS do decent-to-good business, then bet on it.

But assuming all goes well, the questions would be: What would a S.H.I.E.L.D. film be all about? Would it be more of a political/espionage thriller to contrast against the action-adventure nature of its sister films? Will we see cameos from other parts of the Marvel universe? Will ScarJo and her butt be prevalent once more?

Speculate away, guys!
Extra Tidbit: A David Hasselhoff cameo mayhaps?

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11:29AM on 05/16/2010

I'd watch it..

..as long as Marvel bought the rights to use the Shaft theme.

Just kidding...perhaps
..as long as Marvel bought the rights to use the Shaft theme.

Just kidding...perhaps
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3:36PM on 05/15/2010

It would be a darker Avengers.

In some of it's more recent incarnations SHIELD operatives where some of the classic heroes such as The Black Widow and Hawkeye, sometimes some mutants thrown in, that weren't afraid to get their hands dirty. Think of The Avengers as the big happy face on a much more hardcore organization. This would have serious potential. And as I keep saying, if they use Millar 'Ultimates' graphic novels as a guideline this is a recipe for one of the greatest franchises of all time.
In some of it's more recent incarnations SHIELD operatives where some of the classic heroes such as The Black Widow and Hawkeye, sometimes some mutants thrown in, that weren't afraid to get their hands dirty. Think of The Avengers as the big happy face on a much more hardcore organization. This would have serious potential. And as I keep saying, if they use Millar 'Ultimates' graphic novels as a guideline this is a recipe for one of the greatest franchises of all time.
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3:41PM on 05/15/2010
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2:44AM on 05/15/2010

Meh

I think S.H.I.E.L.D work's best in a supporting role in a movie like IRONMAN. I mean their pretty much just the G.I.Joe of the MARVEL U. Their agent's are like the storm troopers in STAR WARS just good cannon fodder for the HULK or some other MARVEL villian to beat up.
I think S.H.I.E.L.D work's best in a supporting role in a movie like IRONMAN. I mean their pretty much just the G.I.Joe of the MARVEL U. Their agent's are like the storm troopers in STAR WARS just good cannon fodder for the HULK or some other MARVEL villian to beat up.
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3:39PM on 05/15/2010
I could not disagree more. They are the driving force behind everything that is happening. The framework is already in place to make a kick-ass flick. I think it can only add to Marvels current success.
I could not disagree more. They are the driving force behind everything that is happening. The framework is already in place to make a kick-ass flick. I think it can only add to Marvels current success.
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2:12AM on 05/15/2010
It'd center around HYDRA. And they'd end up "creating" S.H.I.E.L.D Agents specifically for the film that never existed before on the pages of any Nick Fury book.
It'd center around HYDRA. And they'd end up "creating" S.H.I.E.L.D Agents specifically for the film that never existed before on the pages of any Nick Fury book.
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11:26PM on 05/14/2010
If it's got ScarJo's butt, then heck yeah I'll be there.
If it's got ScarJo's butt, then heck yeah I'll be there.
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11:09PM on 05/14/2010
A SHIELD movie? It could work if it was an exhibition of cameos from various Marvel characters, like cool nods to fan-favorites. Other than that, I dont see why anyone would care about SHIELD...or even Nick Fury for that matter as a standalone guy.
A SHIELD movie? It could work if it was an exhibition of cameos from various Marvel characters, like cool nods to fan-favorites. Other than that, I dont see why anyone would care about SHIELD...or even Nick Fury for that matter as a standalone guy.
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5:40PM on 05/14/2010

Marvel Origins: S.H.I.E.L.D

As cool as this idea sounds I have a feeling it will be more about how the S.H.I.E.L.D program came to be and will explore the Nick Fury origin story as well as Black Widow's that's if she doesn't get her own film as well and shows how she got recruited for S.H.I.E.L.D.
As cool as this idea sounds I have a feeling it will be more about how the S.H.I.E.L.D program came to be and will explore the Nick Fury origin story as well as Black Widow's that's if she doesn't get her own film as well and shows how she got recruited for S.H.I.E.L.D.
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6:51PM on 05/14/2010
That is a very very specific feeling.
That is a very very specific feeling.
7:32PM on 05/14/2010
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his grave with disgust.
5:10PM on 05/14/2010

make it...

civil war and it would be fucking awesome. i have no clue why hulk bombed, must b ang lee's fault
civil war and it would be fucking awesome. i have no clue why hulk bombed, must b ang lee's fault
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7:40PM on 05/14/2010
Which Hulk movie are you referring to? The Edward Norton version had a budget of $150 million. As of April 6, 2009, the film has grossed $263,427,551 in worldwide box office and it made $85,755,879 in home video sales, bringing its total film gross to $349,183,430. The film outgrossed its predecessor and received generally positive reviews. Despite this positive reception Marvel chose to put off a possible sequel until after 2012's The Avengers.
Which Hulk movie are you referring to? The Edward Norton version had a budget of $150 million. As of April 6, 2009, the film has grossed $263,427,551 in worldwide box office and it made $85,755,879 in home video sales, bringing its total film gross to $349,183,430. The film outgrossed its predecessor and received generally positive reviews. Despite this positive reception Marvel chose to put off a possible sequel until after 2012's The Avengers.
4:53PM on 05/14/2010

So Totally Onboard

The three official Marvel movies have all been great fun, so I'm down with more in this universe.
The three official Marvel movies have all been great fun, so I'm down with more in this universe.
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3:24PM on 05/14/2010

Makes sense to me

I just hope there is more Black Widow in it, goddamn she's hot!
I just hope there is more Black Widow in it, goddamn she's hot!
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3:23PM on 05/14/2010

Am I the only one...

who thinks Sam just wasn't the right choice for Nick Fury. Sam hasn't played a believable bad ass since Jackie Brown. i really wish they would have gotten Kurt Russel. But oh well.
who thinks Sam just wasn't the right choice for Nick Fury. Sam hasn't played a believable bad ass since Jackie Brown. i really wish they would have gotten Kurt Russel. But oh well.
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7:42PM on 05/14/2010
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his grave with disgust.
9:03PM on 05/14/2010
Yup, I agree. His take on the part is too "Snakes on a Plane" badass for my taste.
Yup, I agree. His take on the part is too "Snakes on a Plane" badass for my taste.
11:33PM on 05/16/2010
Kurt Russel as Nick Fury would have been aces. I agree, Sam Jackson was a bad choice for Fury or any role for that matter.
Kurt Russel as Nick Fury would have been aces. I agree, Sam Jackson was a bad choice for Fury or any role for that matter.
3:16PM on 05/14/2010

Have a Nick Fury film!

Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos would be a killer tie in for a militaristic WW2 (or whatever time period they take his character, since he's possibly "ageless" etc.) set in the Marvel Universe. Bring in HYDRA, and let the battles work themselves out.
Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos would be a killer tie in for a militaristic WW2 (or whatever time period they take his character, since he's possibly "ageless" etc.) set in the Marvel Universe. Bring in HYDRA, and let the battles work themselves out.
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3:14PM on 05/14/2010
doublepost :(
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3:05PM on 05/14/2010
how about a movie with Tony Starks father putting SHIELD together?
how about a movie with Tony Starks father putting SHIELD together?
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2:39PM on 05/14/2010
I want Classic Nick Fury back. I want the ACTUAL Nick Fury back. Damn you Mark Millar, damn you you PC bitch.
I want Classic Nick Fury back. I want the ACTUAL Nick Fury back. Damn you Mark Millar, damn you you PC bitch.
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7:43PM on 05/14/2010
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his
I wouldn't waste one dollar on a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie starring Samuel Jackson. Can anyone name a couple of movies that made a shit load of money with Jackson as the lead? I would rather have Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Chuck Norris, or Slyvester Stallone play Nick Fury. Marvel can not afford to have more then one A++ actor in a single movie and pay them top dollar. Maybe Disney has the cash. I wonder what Jack Kirby's thoughts would have been on the subject of Jackson playing Fury. He's turning in his grave with disgust.
2:20PM on 05/14/2010

DUM DUM DUGAN!

As played by Ted Levine.
As played by Ted Levine.
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1:17PM on 05/14/2010
A.I.M. or Hydra would be great foils to S.H.I.E.L.D.
A.I.M. or Hydra would be great foils to S.H.I.E.L.D.
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12:17PM on 05/14/2010
A Shield movie could be very cool If done right. just sucks that Sam Jackson is Nick Fury. But a Sheild movie would be a great way to introduce even more heroes and lesser known heroes into the Marvel movieverse
A Shield movie could be very cool If done right. just sucks that Sam Jackson is Nick Fury. But a Sheild movie would be a great way to introduce even more heroes and lesser known heroes into the Marvel movieverse
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12:05PM on 05/14/2010

Villian

Should be HYDRA of course
Should be HYDRA of course
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12:15PM on 05/14/2010
i hear Hydra would be in The new Captain America movie as well. So that is the most likely choice.
i hear Hydra would be in The new Captain America movie as well. So that is the most likely choice.
11:41AM on 05/14/2010

Question about rights to the VILLAIN....

First, would love me some more good Marvel movies.

Saying that, I take it that "The Fantastic Four", "X-men" and "Spider-man" are all owned by others. So...what about villains?

A SHIELD or Avengers movie could, theoreically, have Doctor Doom as a villain (as per Ultimate Alliance...a not so bad take on this idea). But is Dr. Doom considered part of "The Fantastic Four"? Considering how often characters cross-over in comics, Dr. Doom doesn't HAVE to be a Fantastic Four villain...but
First, would love me some more good Marvel movies.

Saying that, I take it that "The Fantastic Four", "X-men" and "Spider-man" are all owned by others. So...what about villains?

A SHIELD or Avengers movie could, theoreically, have Doctor Doom as a villain (as per Ultimate Alliance...a not so bad take on this idea). But is Dr. Doom considered part of "The Fantastic Four"? Considering how often characters cross-over in comics, Dr. Doom doesn't HAVE to be a Fantastic Four villain...but were rights to him sold with the rights to FF? If so, who else was sold and we won't see Marvel able to use?

I'd love to see some investigative journalism here with facts on who is and is not allowed to be put into a Marvel movie.
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12:04PM on 05/14/2010
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10:31AM on 05/14/2010

oh jesus....

two hours of that man? maybe ill go deaf and blind before then.
two hours of that man? maybe ill go deaf and blind before then.
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7:49AM on 05/14/2010
I wouldn't mind seeing a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, but all I want right now is for Marvel to concentrate on making a good Thor movie, a good Captain America movie, and for Marvel to get Ed Norton back as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk for The Avengers movie.
I wouldn't mind seeing a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, but all I want right now is for Marvel to concentrate on making a good Thor movie, a good Captain America movie, and for Marvel to get Ed Norton back as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk for The Avengers movie.
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9:08AM on 05/14/2010
Hear, hear!
Hear, hear!
9:18AM on 05/14/2010
Ed Norton has sounded optimistic enough so far, I just really really hope he does follow through.
Ed Norton has sounded optimistic enough so far, I just really really hope he does follow through.
9:56AM on 05/14/2010
Amen brother.
Amen brother.
10:05AM on 05/14/2010
It'd certainly be an act of humility on Norton's part, as he'd obviously be splitting screen time with heavyweights like RDJ and Sam Jackson -- not to mention the up-and-comers Hemsworth and Evans.

I could see a plot wherein Hulk is the "villain," as speculated, making him stand out much more. The film could be about trying to recruit Banner/Hulk for a bigger, "world destruction" threat orchestrated by the REAL villain. But Banner is reluctant and equally suspicious of the Avengers, who
It'd certainly be an act of humility on Norton's part, as he'd obviously be splitting screen time with heavyweights like RDJ and Sam Jackson -- not to mention the up-and-comers Hemsworth and Evans.

I could see a plot wherein Hulk is the "villain," as speculated, making him stand out much more. The film could be about trying to recruit Banner/Hulk for a bigger, "world destruction" threat orchestrated by the REAL villain. But Banner is reluctant and equally suspicious of the Avengers, who seem to attract opposition more than prevent it (seeing as he's one for hiding out). Lots of conflict, though not overloading with new characters.
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