Skip to main content

Samuel L. Jackson to return as Marvel’s Nick Fury in Disney+ series

He’s appeared in nearly every Marvel movie since 2008’s Iron Man, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury in an upcoming Disney+ series.

According to Variety, Jackson will star in the mysterious series, which has yet to be announced by Disney or Marvel Studios. The series will have him reprise his role as Nick Fury, the head of the international agency SHIELD in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Mr. Robot and Copper producer Kyle Bradstreet will write and executive produce the Marvel series for Disney’s streaming service.

If the report proves true, the untitled series will join several MCU shows currently in various stages of development, production, or about to premiere on Disney+, including the upcoming WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as Loki and a She-Hulk series set to star Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany. Other announced series include Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Miss Marvel.

Nick Fury
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Jackson first appeared as Nick Fury during a famous post-credits scene in Iron Man, effectively introducing the MCU by telling Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark about something he called the Avengers Initiative. He would go on to play a key role in many of the MCU films following Iron Man, as well as several episodes of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD series on the ABC network.

Jackson was last seen as Fury during a post-credits scene in Spider-Man: Far From Home. That scene featured him onboard a massive Skrull spacecraft headed off to parts unknown. The next MCU project scheduled to be released is the aforementioned WandaVision, which will premiere on Disney+ later this year. The next Marvel movie on the calendar is Black Widow, which is scheduled to hit theaters in February 2021.

Editors' Recommendations

Rick Marshall
A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering local and national news, arts and entertainment, and…
Marvel’s Doctor Strange 2 will hit Disney+ later this month
Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Last weekend, the box office domination of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came to an end when Top Gun: Maverick set a new Memorial Day opening weekend record. And while the Doctor Strange sequel hasn't run out of spells yet, Disney+ has already set a premiere date for the film on its streaming service. Fans at home will be able to watch Marvel's latest movie at will starting on June 22. A Blu-ray and 4K release will likely follow later this summer.

To celebrate the announcement, Marvel Studios assembled Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, and Xochitl Gomez for a special "thank you" video.

Read more
Marvel’s former Netflix shows are moving to Disney+ in March
The cast of The Defenders.

In 2015, Daredevil marked the beginning of a multiyear pact between Marvel TV and Netflix that brought it and five additional original series to the popular streamer. However, Netflix canceled all six shows in late 2018 and 2019 ahead of the launch of Disney's competing streaming service, Disney+. Last month, Netflix confirmed that its Marvel shows would leave at the beginning of March. Now, they have a new home on Disney+.

Disney, which owns Marvel, has officially announced that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders will make their Disney+ premiere on March 16 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The ABC-produced series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to Disney+ on the same day.

Read more
Disney+ officially orders a new Percy Jackson series
Percy uses his powers as his two friends stand by him in The Lightning Thief.

In 2020, author Rick Riordan announced that Disney+ was developing a new adaptation of his fantasy novel series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Now, it's officially going forward as the streamer has ordered the series.

The first novel in the series, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, was published in 2005. It introduced readers to Percy, the 12-year-old son of Poseidon and a mortal woman who discovers his status as a demigod shortly after Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt. To prevent a war between the gods, Percy must find the lightning bolt and the true thief within two weeks. Along the way, Percy meets and befriends other demigods while exploring his heritage and finding his place in the world.

Read more