Samuel L. Jackson might have just let a major Marvel Phase 3 spoiler slip out.
During a recent radio interview, the man who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was asked if he would be appearing in Black Panther, to which he replied that he will not be. While explaining his future in the MCU, Jackson made a casual remark about what his character will be up to by the time we see him again and his statement could hint at the return of a long-dead villain.
“You didn’t see me in Civil War,” Jackson said. “I’m still out there trying to figure out what The Skull is going to…” He was interrupted before he could expound upon that, but from this short snippet of conversation, it sounds like he could be referring to The Red Skull, as played by Hugo Weaving in Captain America: The First Avenger, a character that many fans have been hoping to see return ever since the 2011 film.
You can hear his comments in the video below (starting around 34:00 mark):
I would love to see the Red Skull return as he’s one of Captain America’s most consistent nemeses, but how exactly would that work? Personally, I have a theory that would involve Thanos (Josh Brolin) using the Infinity Gauntlet to even the odds between himself and the massive army of Avengers, Guardians and other superheroes in Infinity War by bringing several of their former enemies. They can’t all be fighting one guy and that would certainly lend credence to everyone at Marvel’s claims that every character from the previous films would appear. At the top of my list would be Red Skull and Abomination (Tim Roth from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk), but there are numerous other villains that it could be fun to see again. Granted, it doesn’t quite sound like this from Jackson’s statement, but a nerd can dream, can’t he?
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018 and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Source: Hot 97