You may not realize this, but Nick Fury wasn’t Samuel L. Jackson’s first role. More than that, it’s not his only role. While a certain section of fandom may know him mostly for that, the Glass star recently told some fans that there are other movies out there to watch besides comic book films or anything involving Marvel Studios.
While doing press for Glass, Samuel L. Jackson took some time to respond to IGN comments. Like a prior video he did for Wired, the questions ranged throughout Jackson’s career as an actor and various films he’s been in, such as Deep Blue Sea and Unbreakable. Though this was Glass-specific, a good number of the comments — “Avenger Remastered,” whether Glass takes place before or after Infinity War, and Nick Fury recruiting Mr. Glass and Frozone to join the Avengers — circled back to Jackson’s work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When one comment quotes Nick Fury’s line about there being an idea — the Avengers Initiative — Jackson broke from the quote and reminded the viewers that they “have to get past the Avengers and Marvel sh*t at some point. Other f****** people make movies!” You can watch Jackson point this out to the hardcore Marvel fans in the video below at the 2:33 mark.
Admittedly, yes, there’s probably a certain section of fans, particularly if their first movie was Iron Man, who have the Marvel films on the brain 24/7. This isn’t exclusive to Marvel specifically, and can apply to many areas of geek culture. But considering the extensive filmography of Samuel L. Jackson, not to mention that Glass isn’t tied to the Avengers or Marvel world at all, one would think that people even vaguely familiar with the actor would know he’s not just Nick Fury.
But then, who can say? Perhaps some people only see the Marvel films and just see Jackson as Nick Fury. But what do you think of Samuel L. Jackson’s words? Should the obsessed Marvel fans start seeing movies that don’t have to do with comic books? Perish the thought, right? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
And while you can see Jackson later this year as Nick Fury in Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home, you can see him now in Glass, which is not an MCU movie.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.