Samuel L Jackson 'honoured' to play Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson feels 'honoured' to play Nick Fury.
The 66-year-old actor - who has starred as the comic book character in the 'Iron Man', 'Captain America' and 'Avengers' franchises - has confessed he is "grateful" to have landed the part and is in no rush to give up the role.
The star - who is also known for his portrayal of the Jedi Master Mace Windu in the 'Star Wars' series - said: "It's an amazing honour to be that guy, to be Nick Fury, to be in that particular world, and to be a character that people believe. It's great.
"I'm as grateful for being in that, as I was being in 'Star Wars' with [director] George [Lucas] and to play a character that people remember, like Mace Windu.
"It's all great. It's hard not to be a part of something that you know, if people study film for the next 200 years, they'll be talking about 'Star Wars' and 'The Avengers' series, and all that stuff."
Although the BAFTA-winner's character is noticeably absent from the upcoming 'Captain America: Civil War', which is due out in 2016, he is hoping Marvel will extend his contract.
He told Collider.com: "It's really great to be the connective tissue between so many different characters in so many different films, that brings those guys together. But I'm not in Captain America 3. I can't figure that out, but I'm not.
"Of course [I'm interested in returning]! I'm looking for a contract extension right now, yeah. I'm looking to re-up."