It's easy to take Samuel L. Jackson for granted. The actor is so reliable and reliable in everything from Campy B-movie material like Snakes on a Plane to arthouse prizes such as Pulp Fiction that is the case you can forget how much he has really changed Hollywood. As Box Office Mojo has recently discovered, he is indeed the bankiest movie star.
And he's more in banking than ever. In a new Hollywood Reporter cover story, Jackson tells of his latest superhero roles in M. Night Shymalan's Glass and the upcoming Captain Marvel in which he performs again, taking on Nick Fury , He is now well acquainted with Fury after having played him in nine films, starting with Iron Man in 1
In fact, Jackson landed the role before the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The anger in the comics was based on Jackson's image, and the actor and comic fan noted on the pages. When he drew Marvel's attention to this, the company apologized and promised to cast it in a later film.
While Jackson's contract with Marvel comes to an end, it's always more expensive for him to occupy the international star has no intention of saying goodbye to Fury. The 70-year-old wrapped Spider-Man: Far From Home (opening July 5) and told the Hollywood reporter that he would play the role in his 80s happy.
"I could be the Alec Guinness of Marvel movies," he says in an amusing allusion to the English Obi-Wan Kenobi actor. Although he has to admit that Marvel has to pay a lot for the privilege. "I am now a gunslinger."