Actor turns to comic

Samuel L Jackson.
Samuel L Jackson.

Samuel L Jackson is set to become a comic book icon - he has reportedly signed to play superspy Nick Fury in an unprecedented nine-movie deal with Marvel.

Samuel L Jackson is set to become a comic book icon - he has reportedly signed to play superspy Nick Fury in an unprecedented nine-movie deal with Marvel.

The actor started a buzz in comic book circles when he made a cameo appearance at the end of 2008 blockbuster Iron Man, and quickly confirmed his appearance in the movie's forthcoming sequel.

However, the future of Jackson's role as the World War II superhero was thrown into turmoil after he claimed negotiations between his representatives and the Marvel studio had broken down due to the current economic crisis.

But the Pulp Fiction star has managed to cut a deal with Marvel bosses, according to the Hollywood Reporter. - Wenn

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