Samuel L. Jackson might have a bit of screentime in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp Marvel movie, but the critically-acclaimed cult icon would have actually loved it if Nick Fury somehow pops p in the Black Panther franchise.
Sitting down with Ellen Degeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about his different project, Jackson revealed that he actually wishes that Nick Fury appeared in the very first Black Panther movie. The Marvel star actively campaigned for a role in the all-black superhero movie and though Marvel turned him down, he’s still hoping that Nick Fury might appear in the film’s sequel.
This is what Jackson said when Ellen exclaimed that she just couldn’t believe that the actor wasn’t in Black Panther:
"I couldn't either [laughs]. When they were making it, I kept saying 'So when do I go to Wakanda?' and they were [shakes head]... I mean Nick Fury knows every black thing that's on the planet, so he's gotta know about Wakanda. But yeah, I wish I had been there... Eventually, I may end up in Wakanda."
Though it’s pretty understandable that Jackson might want to be a part of the party at Wakanda, we all know that story-wise, getting Nick Fury to Wakanda might be a bit difficult. After stepping down as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. and laying low in the US, it would be take quite a bit of time to explain how Fury ends up walking around the world’s most secretive nation. Maybe it’s possible now that T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) decided to take the nation public, but Fury will probably have to wait after Avengers 4.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently screening in cinemas.