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Nick Fury: On Lock Down.

Rumors got pretty ugly earlier this year, when apparently, Samuel L. Jackson told the press that he was not going to be appearing as Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 due to Marvel being a bit…stingy with the cash.

This was seemingly underlined with Marvel Film’s reported offer of $250,000 to Oscar Best Actor-nom and guy with weird face, Mickey Rourke.

It started to look grim for the young Marvel Films, what with the Terrance Howard controversy and now these rumors of bizarre frugality.

Never the less, we can rest somewhat easy, as today Marvel Films announced a “long-term commitment” for Samuel L. Jackson to play Nick Fury in not one, not two but NINE separate films!

As someone who very much enjoys the joined continuity of these latest Marvel flicks, I think this might be the best decision they made since signing Downey to Iron Man a few years back.  Solid work, gang.

Jackson is Marvel’s main man – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – Variety.

GREEN HORNET Finds A Director! Again!

Hey, remember a few years back, when we heard Kevin Smith was writing Green Hornet we were all like: Eh?

And then Smith left, and we heard that Seth Rogen was going to be donning the green mask, we were all like: Guh?

And then Stephen Chow jumped in, both to direct and play Kato, and we went: “I think this is a good thing.”

And then Chow left the role of director, and we went: 🙁

Well, get ready for the next hill on the roller coaster which has been the production of Green Hornet.

Why?

‘Cause Michel Freakin’ Gondry is directing it.

Yes, that Michel Gondry. The guy with the trippy music videos, and awesome yet bizarre movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. That one.

I have zero idea what to expect now. Seriously.

Original Post: Michel Gondry steps in for ‘Green Hornet’.