Isn’t it going to be weird not to see Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in 2018’s Avengers Infinity War? But the truth is, we might be seeing an Avengers without Jackson’s eyepatch-wearing character. That really sounds weird to us.
The actor hasn’t appeared in a Marvel film since 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Still, it would be like Marvel Studios snubbed him. The 2018 movie will have the biggest ensemble of Hollywood stars—from Robert Downey Jr. to Benedict Cumberbatch to Chris Evans.
Avengers Infinity War Is Missing Out?
If this is true, does it mean that Avengers Infinity War plans to miss out on what Jackson’s character can bring to the table? Jackson told in an interview with Collider, as quoted by Outer Places, that he has no idea if his character is part of the blockbuster movie. Marvel certainly hasn’t contacted him about it.
You’ll think that because filming for the movie has already started last January in Atlanta, Jackson would’ve known by now, right? When the interviewer told Jackson that Nick Fury is to appear in Infinity War, he said: “You know that? How do you know that, and I don’t know that? You know that, for real?”
The actor said that Marvel has neither contacted him or scheduled him for a shoot. The rest of the cast, particularly Downey (Iron Man), Holland (Spiderman), and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), have been seen on set already.
Jackson didn’t want to respond what he thinks of Avengers Infinity War. Until he is sure he’s going to be a part of it, it looks like he wants to remain mum about anything he knows. “I keep asking, ‘Am I in Infinity War?’” Yeah, Marvel Studios, is he? I think as fans, we have the right to know, don’t we?
Filming Begins, Release Date Set
Slated to be released on May 4, 2018, the first part of Avengers Infinity War began filming in January in Atlanta. Remember there was even a buzz that Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things) might be a part of it because she was photographed with the directors? It turned out that she was a “guest” there because Stranger Things was filming in Atlanta, too.
It would be really weird not to see Nick Fury in Avengers Infinity War. He has always been the “negotiating agent” and the “intermediary” between the US government or the United Nations and various superheroes. How would the Avengers deal with government protocols without old Nick?