After Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters this April, fans won't be seeing Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury until next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. During a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, the actor reveals his presence will be limited in the upcoming sequel, with Avengers 2's main focus being on the Avengers themselves.
"I'm just kind of passing by there you know. I'm not doing so much, I don't think. Because, it's another one of those 'people who have powers fighting people who have powers'. That's why I didn't get to New York in The Avengers. There's not a lot I could do except shoot a gun."
The actor revealed earlier this year that he is running out of movies on his nine-picture deal with Marvel. He also appeared as Nick Fury in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in its inaugural season. Here's what he had to say in that interview.
"I just know that the Marvel Universe is there, that there are things going on, and that I have three pictures left on my nine-picture deal. That's all I know."
Avengers: Age of Ultron marks his seventh movie under that contract, with two more remaining after that. It's possible that Captain America 3 and The Avengers 3 will serve as the last two projects under his current deal, although that hasn't been confirmed. Of course, it's possible that the actor could sign a new deal with Marvel for appearances beyond Marvel Phase Three, which could even include a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie that has been in the works for many years.
Chris Evans also spoke about the several different plot lines that this sequel will feature.
"Avengers 2, we're bringing in all these different characters, so we have to accommodate a lot of plot lines, so it can't only service one character."
"It's interesting to see how these new kids in class play into the sort of cozy dynamic we have now... we'll see."
Anthony Mackie, who plays Sam Wilson (aka Falcon) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, confirmed in our exclusive report that, as of now, he hasn't gotten the call to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"Avengers 2 starts in two weeks and I haven't got a phone call from anybody. So I'm guessing I'm not in it, but there's always hope."