Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday, where he confirmed that his Nick Fury character will be featured in both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. He also revealed that he will have a new female sidekick in The Avengers.
Samuel L. Jackson will be auditioning with five different actresses this Friday, for a role that he says will be quite important to the story, as the character is ever-present at his side throughout The Avengers. When asked about his cameos in both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, he revealed that he has not shot either of those scenes yet.
Click on the video below to see what he had to say about his upcoming cameos, his new sidekick, and more:
"Everybody loves Nick Fury. I am the first black Nick Fury. It has been David Hasselhoff and somebody else, and now its me. In the next month or so, I have to do one day on Thor, and one day on Captain America: The First Avenger. In April we start The Avengers, which is the big deal with everybody. Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger are pretty much done, but I haven't done my part in them yet. I am just connective tissue for them to come and join The Avengers."
"I don't know. I have no idea what they want me to do."
"I have to screen screen test with five actresses on Friday. They have this new character who is like my sidekick, or something. She is with me all the time. They are auditioning right now."
There is no word on who this new sidekick is, if she already exists in Marvel lore, or which actresses are currently screen testing. We will have that news for you as soon as it is available.