Samuel L. Jackson to reprise Nick Fury role in Disney+ series

    This will mark the actor's 13th appearance as the iconic comic book character in the MCU.

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 20: Samuel L. Jackson attends “The Last Full Measure” Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on January 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions )

    Samuel L. Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in a new Marvel series for Disney Plus. 

    Jackson has portrayed Fury since being introduced in a post-credits scene of the first Iron Man film in 2008. He most recently portrayed Fury in Spider-Man: Far from Home, Avengers: Endgame, and Captain Marvel. He also played the iconic comic book character in two episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

    The exact plot details of the Disney Plus show are being kept on the low. Variety reports that “multiple sources say Jackson is attached to star with Kyle Bradstreet attached to write and executive produce.” 

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    Jackson’s upcoming series will reportedly mark his 13th appearance as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

    News of the actor starring as Fury in his own series follows the announcement that Jackson joined forces with comedian Chris Rock for the upcoming Saw reboot, theGRIO previously reported.

    Rock created the treatment for the reboot after being inspired by his love of the original franchise. He will star as a police detective investigating a series of grisly crimes and Jackson will play his father.

    The Handmaid’s Tale star, Max Minghella will play Rock’s brother and Riverdale actress Marisol Nichols will play a police captain. 

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    “We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the ‘Saw’ canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is the next level of ‘Saw’ on full tilt,” said Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

    The eight-film franchise centers on the fictional character John Kramer, also called the Jigsaw Killer, who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. Tobin Bell has played the Jigsaw Killer in all previous installments.

    Chris Rock’s Saw is set to debut October 23, 2020.

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