Samuel L. Jackson Looks Back On THE AVENGERS Success, A STAR WARS Saga Debate And More
Commenting on his next reprisals as Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson also looks back on The Avengers “surprising” box office numbers & the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
In anticipation of Quentin Tarantino’s anticipated Django Unchained movie, Samuel L. Jackson discussed his role in the upcoming spaghetti western, among other things, recently with Total Film. And eminently, those other things included Marvel’s The Avengers surprising Box office numbers, his next ‘Nick Fury’ appearances, and his thoughts about an old debate for George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogies, omitting the upcoming Disney-owned installments of course. Check it out below!
After Total Film asked how does he think the second Star Wars trilogy stands up to the first, in which he played Jedi Master Mace Windu, Jackson stated that, “Us older guys who watched Episodes IV, V and VI were kinda too cold, especially for Episode I. Because Episode I was basically a kiddie movie. It’s about this little kid who gets to do all this fantastic shit. Little kids watch that and they’re like ‘Wow, I wish I could do this.’ And they love Jar Jar Binks, who all adults hated. But that’s what George [Lucas] was doing. George knows what George is doing. Everyone else can question it. Or we take possession of things in a certain way and go, ‘I don’t care if the creator is writing it; he has right to write that because he’s letting me down because that’s not the story I wanted him to tell.’ Let him tell the story he wants to tell.”
“I was surprised,” Jackson said of Marvel’s The Avengers box office success. “Nobody expects a movie to become a juggernaut. You expect a certain number of people to go and see it. The Avengers was a fucking juggernaut. It was amazing. All the credit totally goes to Joss [Whedon] because he wrote a movie being a comic-book fan, being a person who understands the genre. He’s the first person to make a comic-book movie right by making sure the comic part was in it. We didn't realize while were standing there doing it that it would be that awesome. I was never there when the Hulk was actually the Hulk, which was a major part of the success of that film. Who knew the Hulk could be that funny?” On the status of Marvel's The Avengers sequel, Jackson could only reiterate that, “It's [definitely] coming. Joss has already been hired to write that. 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.” The solo movie for Jackson's S.H.I.E.L.D. Director role was also brought up during the interview, but the actor says that its development is only a rumor, as of now. What do you think?
In addition to “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014.
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