Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been a part of the glue that holds the Marvel Cinematic Universe together. Having appeared in five of the films as the character, he’s dealt with more superheroes than anyone else. Jackson will return as Fury in next year’s sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and speaking with USA Today, he says that we’ll see a different side of the character in the film.
“You see Nick Fury the office guy, him going about the day-to-day work of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the politics as opposed to that other stuff. It’s great to have him dealing with Captain America in terms of being able to speak to him soldier to soldier and try to explain to him how the world has changed in another way while he was frozen in time. Some of the people who used to be our enemies are now our allies — him trying to figure out, “Well, how do we trust those guys?” or “How do we trust the guys that you didn’t trust who don’t trust you? And explaining to him that the black and white of good guys/bad guys has now turned into this gray area…..Nick lies to him all the time, too. (Laughs) But he’s trying to help him navigate the waters of the new sharks that he doesn’t know anything about.”
“The Winter Soldier” also stars veteran actor Robert Redford, playing Alexander Pierce, into the mix. Jackson revealed what kind of role he plays in the film.
“He’s part of that World Security Council I was talking to in (The Avengers), just he wasn’t there. We also know each other because we’ve been comrades for a very long time….There’s some stuff that’s said that gives you an idea of how he’s been part of that environment for a long time and the kind of guy he was.”
Set to star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford and Georges St-Pierre, the story picks up where Marvel’s The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014.