will again be putting on the iconic eye patch when he steps into Nick Fury's shoes for the sixth time in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Jackson first took on the role of the S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho in Iron Man, and his outing in the upcoming Cap sequel is reportedly the biggest for the character in the series so far.
Jackson has spoken to USA Today about what we can expect to learn about Fury in The Winter Soldier, revealing:
You see Nick Fury the office guy, him going about the day-to-day work of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the politics as opposed to that other stuff. It's great to have him dealing with Captain America in terms of being able to speak to him soldier to soldier and try to explain to him how the world has changed in another way while he was frozen in time. Some of the people who used to be our enemies are now our allies — him trying to figure out, "Well, how do we trust those guys?" or "How do we trust the guys that you didn't trust who don't trust you? And explaining to him that the black and white of good guys/bad guys has now turned into this gray area.
Nick lies to him all the time, too. (Laughs) But he's trying to help him navigate the waters of the new sharks that he doesn't know anything about.
The Winter Soldier will also see cinematic icon play the role of Fury's superior Alexander Pierce, and Jackson explained that we'll get a look at the back story of this character:
He's part of that World Security Council I was talking to in (The Avengers), just he wasn't there. We also know each other because we've been comrades for a very long time... There's some stuff that's said that gives you an idea of how he's been part of that environment for a long time and the kind of guy he was.
Black Widow is also set to play a much more prominent role in the movie and Jackson revealed that although she and Fury are like father and daughter, she would kill him in the blink of eye if she had to:
And when I talk to Natasha, it's as a father figure because he loves her in a way that he doesn't love anybody else as part of that whole group of people. The fact that they're both members of this shadow world and he knows her past in a way that no one else knows it, there's an affection and a respect there and a knowledge of that kind of person she is in there. Even if she loves him, if she had to kill him, she would, and he understands that. There's a way of dealing with her that he can't deal with anybody else.
Clearly Black Widow is somebody you don't want to get on the wrong side of.
I'm starting to get some really positive vibes about Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie is fantastically cast and I'm really digging the whole political thriller angle. Whisper it quietly, but I think it could challenge The Avengers for the crown of best Marvel movie.