Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that 1408 star Samuel L. Jackson will be shooting scenes as iconic super spy Nick Fury on the set of Iron Man today. It doesn’t say how big his role is, but we would assume it’s a cameo of sorts.
What is also interesting, is that Nick Fury was one of the films Marvel Studios announced as one of the projects for its new independent film slate. The movie, based on the superhero with military roots, has screenwriter Andrew Marlowe attached. Will Jackson’s role be expanded into a full movie? We’ll have to wait and see.
Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges, opens May 2, 2008.