Samuel L. Jackson says he may not come back at Nick Fury according to one of those runway interviews, which would be sad, because Fury was in the Iron Man movie and would potentially be a big part of that all-star AVengers flick everyone is drooling over. The reason? Marvel is playing hardball with the budget, Geoff Boucher reports. Says Jackson:
“There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they’re saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.'”
I [Boucher] called Marvel Comics and they gave me a statement that suggested that they still want to see Jackson wearing the eyepatch. “Marvel does not comment on active negotiations,” was the boilerplate repsonse, but there was that emphasis on the word “active” in the voice of the spokesman who phoned me back.