Terrence Howard’s “Iron Man 2″ booting should’ve served as a reminder to any high-profile player that Marvel consider you replaceable.
But Sam Jackson!? Sam the Man!? Surely, that’d be an impossible pink-slip to hand-deliver!?
Jackson tells The L.A Times that he might not be back as Nick Fury for the “Iron Man” sequel (or any other Marvel film for that matter) because – well, he doesn’t actually come out and say it, but sounds like this is what’s happened – the studio won’t pay him his usual fee.
”I saw ['Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2' director] Jon Favreau at the Scream Awards and we had a conversation. He said, â€˜I hope things are working out for you because weâ€™re writing stuff for you.â€™ Then all of a sudden last week I talked to my agents and manager and things arenâ€™t really working that well”, Jackson, who was tipped to also play the character in “The Avengers”, says.
”There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I donâ€™t know. Maybe I wonâ€™t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury wonâ€™t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they're saying to me], â€˜Weâ€™re not making that deal.â€™”
Is Pauly Shore in charge of Marvel at the moment? No? Then why the fuck are we even contemplating dropping Jackson from the film, guys!!?
…. suppose they can always go with this guy (below) again