Samuel L. Jackson is waiting to visit Wakanda in the MCU.
This was said by the Marvel protagonist, who plays Nick Fury in the superhero franchise Entertainment tonight that he’d rather be in “every Marvel movie” instead of the role being “up and down.”
“I don’t know, it’s kind of an up and down for me in an interesting way,” Jackson said since playing Fury from “Iron Man” in 2008. “I feel like I’ve been playing him forever. If I had my way, I would have been in every Marvel movie because, I mean, he’s Nick Fury, he knows everything that’s going on. I’m still trying to figure out why I’ve never been to Wakanda.
Jackson reprises the role for the Disney+ series ‘Secret Invasion,’ but hasn’t been approached about appearing in ‘Black Panther’ or the Academy Award-nominated sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’
“They haven’t asked me to go, but I’m still trying to get there,” Jackson said. “I need a ticket.”
Jackson recently addressed longtime collaborator Quentin Tarantino’s comments about the “wonder” of IP-driven Hollywood over star power. Jackson argued that audiences can’t “disprove” the cultural iconography of MCU stars like the late “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman.
“It takes an actor to be those particular characters, and the hallmark of movie stardom has always been, what, asses in seats? What are we talking about?” Jackson said on “The View” earlier this year. “It’s no big deal to me knowing that apparently these actors are movie stars. Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther. You can’t disprove it, and he’s a movie star.
Jackson previously explained why he would “rather be Nick Fury” than “make statue-chasing movies” in hopes of an Oscar.
“As tired as you want to be, you can think, ‘Well, I should have won an Oscar for this or I should have won for that and it didn’t happen,’ once I got over that many years ago, it wasn’t a big deal for me.” said the “Pulp Fiction” actor. Los Angeles Times. “I always enjoy going to the Oscars. I look forward to a gift basket for being a host. But otherwise, I was over it. I would never let the Oscars be a measure of my success or failure as an actor. My measure of success is my happiness: Am I satisfied with what I’m doing? I’m not making statue-chasing movies. You know, ‘If you make this movie, you’ll win an Oscar.’ No thank you. I’d rather be Nick Fury. Or enjoy being Mace Windu with a lightsaber in hand.