Samuel L. Jackson to Star as Nick Fury in Disney+ Series

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Nick Fury is coming to Disney+. Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a new series set to premiere on the Disney streaming service, Variety reports. While we don’t know much yet about the untitled project, it will reportedly be produced by Marvel studios and Mr. Robot‘s Kyle Bradstreet will write and produce.

Jackson has a long history with the Nick Fury role. He first portrayed the character back in 2008, appearing as Fury in the Robert Downey Jr. starring Iron Man film. He’s gone on to play the head of the S.H.I.E.L.D government agency in multiple films, appearing as Fury in Spider-Man: Far from Home, Avengers: Endgame, and Captain MarvelJackson has brought the character to TV, too, playing Fury in two episodes of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D series. We don’t know if Jackson’s new Disney+ series will place Fury as the main focus, or cast him with along with some other Marvel characters, but he’s yet to get his own starring project.

While Jackson has appeared in multiple Marvel features, he’s crafted a career as a well-recognized, award-winning actor, having appeared in more than 100 films over the years. Jackson is known for his roles in Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Jackie Brown, and Django Unchained. His latest project is a TV series with Ryan Reynolds titled Futha Mucka. 

The Nick Fury series is the latest in a growing collection of upcoming Marvel projects headed to Disney+. The company recently released the trailer for WandaVisionthe first of the Marvel series to debut on the streaming platform later this year. Next year, we can expect to see Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. And then there’s She-Hulk, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel, all upcoming series currently in development. And thanks to Jackson, we now have one more series to look forward to.

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