Let me get this straight. Terence Howard is being replaced by Don Cheadle in “Iron Man 2″…and now Samuel L. Jackson may no longer be playing Nick Fury? Apparently, that was what Jackson suggested to the LA Times:
There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they're saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.’
I called Marvel Comics and they gave me a statement that suggested that they still want to see Jackson wearing the eyepatch. “Marvel does not comment on active negotiations,” was the boilerplate repsonse, but there was that emphasis on the word “active” in the voice of the spokesman who phoned me back.
An economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world, eh? Wow, I’ve seen Circuit City and Macy’s stores closing, as well as dot com giants like Google and Yahoo struggling, but never have I expected Marvel Comics having to replace Samuel L. Jackson with some lower-paid actor for the role of Nick Fury. This world has gone mad!Whatever, I say take this story with a grain of salt. That’s like recasting Neil Patrick Harris for the role of Neil Patrick Harris in the “Harold & Kumar” movies!
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