Don't hate anymore. According to Variety,Samuel L. Jackson has "signed on the dotted line" for a long-term pact with Marvel Entertainment to play the role of Nick Fury in 'Iron Man 2',and "potentially many other films". http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000573.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 This article was posted on Variety's site this afternoon. It also states that Jackson's deal with Marvel contains an option to play the character in up to nine future Marvel superhero films. Some of the future titles mentioned were: Captain America Thor The Avengers The Shield The option includes potential sequels of these films too.