Nick Fury Returns for ‘Iron Man 2’
IESB attended a press junket for the upcoming Malcolm Lee-directed Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes. When asked if he’d be returning as Nick Fury for Iron Man 2, Samuel L. Jackson gave the thumbs up.
"Jackson replied that as a matter of fact, Iron Man director Jon Favreau spoke to him at the Scream Awards," reports IESB. "Favreau told Jackson that Nick Fury would have a much more prominent role in the second one."
The site is quick to point out that "[a prominent role] isn’t hard to accomplish considering he was relegated to the end of the film with a very short cameo."
Jackson later joked that he’ll make sure to sign a contract after Terrence Howard’s widely reported drop from the super-hero sequel. Don Cheadle will replace Howard as Jim Rhodes in Iron Man 2.
Later at the junket, Latino Review got the chance to ask Soul Men director Malcolm Lee if he’d ever be interested in working on a super-hero franchise. Lee replied that he’d love to direct an Iron Fist and Power Man dually headlined film. The two are commonly known to comic fans as Heroes for Hire.
"You got a white karate dude and a big blaxplotation dude," says Lee of the property. "I want it to be an action-comedy."
He described his desired tone for the movie as an aciton-comedy "in the vein of Bad Boys … as far as the comedy dynamic [goes] between [Luke Cage and Danny Rand.]"
While Lee wouldn’t talk about his ideal casting, there have been previous rumblings of a Tyrese Gibson starring Power Man and a Ray Park starring Iron Fist. Gibson reprises his role as USAF Tech Sergeant Epps in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, while Park will be seen next summer as Snake-Eyes in G.I. Joe.