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When Marvel was building toward 'The Avengers,' one of the ways they paved that road was by using S.H.I.E.L.D head honcho Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) as a unifying thread. He would turn up in stingers at the ends of the movies or, in the case of 'Iron Man 2,' in the movies themselves to remind us that each individual member was being primed for assemblage. And now that Marvel is moving into Phase 2, what of Fury? When will we see him turn up again? In a recent interview, Jackson revealed when next we will be graced with the presence of his badass cycloptic secret agent.
"I think my next time as Nick Fury is in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, because I’m not in Iron Man 3. None of the Avengers are in Iron Man 3. It’s a standalone Iron Man movie."
This is far from Earth-shattering given the news bits that have been revealed about the individual Phase 2 projects. It wasn't long ago that Marvel superproducer Kevin Feige announced that there would be no other Avengers characters in 'Iron Man 3,' and therefore Tony was really going to have to go it alone. Not to mention the fact that we already know S.H.I.E.L.D operative extraordinaire The Black Widow will be involved with 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' so Nick Fury's presence in that one seems entirely logical. What this quote effectively then does is merely confirm that Fury won't be turning up in 'Thor: The Dark World.' Again, given that the plot of the next Thor movie involves him fighting dark elves in another realm, we probably should have figured Fury wouldn't turn up to begin with. I suppose we can now rest assured however that Fury won't be shoehorned in to 'Thor: The Dark World' in some hokey cameo capacity.
What do you guys think? Do we need more or less Nick Fury in the Marvel universe until 'Avengers 2' rolls around? Is there a way they could have worked him into 'Thor: The Dark World' that would have made sense?