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Samuel L. Jackson to Play Nick Fury in Long-Term Deal with Marvel

Samuel L. Jackson and Marvel Ent. have come to a deal for the actor to play Nick Fury in IRON MAN 2 and up to nine more future Marvel superhero releases, reports VARIETY.

Marvel reportedly upset Jackson when he was offered pittance to reprise his role in future films, which has also been the root of problems in offers to talent like Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell, according to sources, despite a gross of upwards of $600 million for IRON MAN.

Fury is the leader of Shield, an espionage unit that in the Marvel universe has him crossing paths with many of the superheroes. Jackson will likely now appear in CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, THE AVENGERS and THE SHIELD as well as any sequels. Jackson was introduced to the world as Fury during the closing moments of last summer's IRON MAN, when he asks Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark to join the group.