Sam Jackson to reprise Nick Fury in Disney+ series

(Jackson will reprise role he started in 2008)

Disney+ may soon have to change its name to Disney+Marvel. The streamer announced what will be its ninth series from the studio that has given us The Avengers. Samuel L. Jackson is confirmed to reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D head honcho Nick Fury in an upcoming series.

According to Variety , Jackson who first appeared as the character in 2008’s Iron Man, will star with Kyle Bradstreet (MR. ROBOT) attached to writer and executive produce.

Jackson most recently played the character in Spider-Man: Far From Home, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya.

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The series joins other Marvel Studios project in some sort of development at the mouse including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel. WandaVision is set to premiere late fourth quarter and Falcon and Winter Solider early next year.

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While there are no further details about the series, one would assume Cobie Smulders would reprise her role as Fury sidekick Maria Hill.

SOURCE: Variety