Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury

Jackson is currently out promoting his new film Mother and Child, opening in theaters on May 7th and we had a chance to speak to the actor about Iron Man 2 and playing Nick Fury. We first asked Jackson if he does in fact get to "kick some major ass" in Iron Man 2 and if we will finally get to see his badass Fury in full action? "No, I get to talk really harshly with Robert Downey Jr., but that is about it," answered Jackson. "So far that's all I'm doing." In 2009, after the success of Iron Man, Marvel Studios wisely signed Jackson to an unprecedented nine-picture deal to appear as Nick fury in not only Iron Man 2 but also the upcoming films Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, not to mention a possible solo film starring the character. It was recently announced that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly mastermind, as well as frequent Marvel Comics writer, Joss Whedon would be directing The Avengers, which promises to tie all the Marvel Studios film characters together in one movie. We finished by asking Jackson if he was happy that Whedon would be directing the The Avengers and if he was excited to be working with him on the project? "Yes I am," replied Jackson. "I'm looking forward to that."