"I was surprised I wasn't in Civil War, because the Russo Brothers told me I was. I don't know what's going on."
"I'm not in Captain America 3. I can't figure that out, but I'm not. I guess I'm still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are."
After hearing about the lacking Nick Fury from a Civil War story, I got nervous. I am still nervous. Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D play such a large role in the comic book story of Civil War, but so do many other characters who haven't been introduced yet. So apparently Marvel is not going to be doing the main comic book story very much justice, instead, Marvel is taking bits and pieces, ideas from the story and using them to propel the story they're currently telling. I am not excited about that, but the Russo Brothers did such a great job with Captain America: Winter Soldier that I can still remain confident the film they're making will be a smash hit.
I know Samuel L Jackson likes his footprints in the Marvel films, so he will surely be bothered if he's found on the sidelines of one of Marvel's biggest films, but the film already has so much going on with such a large cast, I would hate to see happen to Marvel what Fox did with "Days of Future Past" with their laundry list of characters. There were so many characters in Future Past that we couldn't appreciate half the cast. While the film was still overall a good film, it left me wanting more. I'm glad Marvel is trying to keep numbers down on characters in their films, even though they're still pushing it a bit.
I have a difficult time picking a favorite Marvel film, part of me wants to pick "Guardians of the Galaxy" and part of me wants to pick "Captain America: Winter Soldier". The flaw for me in Guardians is the lacking character of Ronan, which has been the big complaint from most fans, but still, the film was so good it's easy to look over that. Winter Soldier was a better overall film, but was a half step behind Guardians for me in a measure of excitement. So, either way, those are my favorites.
I suspect we have many more cameos and roles for Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to come. I think he's the perfect Nick Fury, but I don't mind drifting away from S.H.I.E.L.D a little right now. The good news is that Samuel L Jackson is in negotiations to extend his Marvel contract, but I just hope he doesn't ask for an unreasonable amount of money for the size of his role, risking our Nick Fury experience in the future.
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