Samuel L. Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in a new Marvel series currently in development at Disney Plus, Variety he learned exclusively from the sources.
Exact details of the show’s plot are kept under wraps, but multiple sources claim Jackson is attached to the star with Kyle Bradstreet in charge of writing and executive producing. Like all other Marvel shows at Disney Plus, Marvel Studios will produce.
Representatives from Jackson, Bradstreet and Disney did not respond immediately VarietyRequest for comment.
Jackson famously portrayed Fury, the monocular head of the clandestine government agency SHIELD, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe returning to the post-credits scene in the first “Iron Man”
Jackson is one of the most iconic actors of modern times. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Quentin Tarantino, most notably Jackson’s Oscar-nominated performance in “Pulp Fiction”. The two went on to work together on films such as “Jackie Brown”, “The Hateful Eight” and “Django Unchained”. He has also worked with Spike Lee on several films, including “Do the Right Thing”, “School Daze”, “Mo’ Better Blues “,” Jungle Fever “and” Chi-Raq “.
Jackson is also known for his roles in films such as the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Unbreakable” and the recent sequel “Glass” and “Coach Carter”. The Nick Fury series will mark the first regular television role of his career.
He is represented by ICM, Anonymous Content and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Bradstreet most recently served as a writer and executive producer on the Emmy-winning USA Network series “Mr. Robot. “His other credits include” Borgia “,” Berlin Station “and” Copper “.
It is represented by UTA.
If the project goes into series – which seems very likely – it would be the last high-budget Marvel show to get the green light for Disney Plus from Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios. “WandaVision” is expected to come out later this year, with “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” and “Loki” on deck for 2021. It was also recently reported that Tatiana Maslany is attached to star in the “She-Hulk” series in works on streamer. Other Marvel shows in the works include “Hawkeye”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Wonder.”