Will Samuel L Jackson appear as Nick Fury in Joss Whedon’s TV version of SHIELD ? The actor himself doesn’t seem averse to the idea… in some form.
He tells MTV , “I don't know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven't talked to Joss about it. But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in Charlie's Angels . At least be the voice!”
Yeah, but in the era of mobile communications, “appearing” just as a voice on a phone is going to be a bit odd, especially since there’s no mystery to keep: we all know what Fury looks like. Maybe he’ll prerecord a few video messages. Or discover the joy of text.
Meanwhile, Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, has told Previewsworld.com that Joss Whedon’s SHIED TV show could be on air in the States as early as autumn (Fall) 2013.
“Well...we have a ‘little’ pilot for television that you might have heard about called Marvel's SHIELD co-written, directed, and executive produced by none other than Joss Whedon!,” says Loeb. “Working with Joss, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell on the show is a blast! And bringing in Clark Gregg to play Agent Phil Coulson – the best! Hopefully we will be on in the Fall of 2013 on ABC!”
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