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Samuel L. Jackson to star as Nick Fury in new Disney Plus series

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Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Avengers Image: Marvel Studios/Disney
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Nick Fury in a mysterious new Disney Plus TV series, reports Variety.

Details on the new show are very much scarce, but Variety’s sources say that Jackson is “attached to star,” which may indicate that it’s a Nick Fury solo series, or at the very least Fury-centric. Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) will produce, according to Variety. Polygon has reached out to Disney for confirmation.

Jackson has played Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from its very inception in Iron Man (2008) — but the last time we saw the former Avengers coordinator and director of SHIELD, he was in space. In an end-credits scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home, he was seen vacationing on a Skrull “holodeck” in deep space, in the company of loads and loads of friendly Skrulls.

As to what he was doing out there, that’s anybody’s guess. Keeping an eye out for any more big purple extraterrestrials? Starting a new SHIELD, but in space? Marvel fans naturally assumed that we’d find out in a later Marvel movie, but perhaps the answers are coming from a smaller screen.

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