Samuel L. Jackson says he is not in Avengers: Endgame (Picture: Rex Features)Samuel Jackson insists that he is not in Avengers: Endgame following his appearance in the post-credit scenes of Infinity War.
The 70-year-old – who has played Nick Fury in over 10 Marvel films said on The Jonathan Ross Show that he would not be in Avengers 4 despite some very recent ‘hints’ that he would be.
Almost forgetting the title of the movie he asked: ‘What’s the name of that? End Game?’
‘No [I’m not in it.] No, why would I be? I don’t have any superpowers , I can’t fight battles. No, I’m not in it,’ he added when probed.
He may be insisting that he is not in the upcoming superhero sequel but there is no denying his ever-present role in the franchise while Captain Marvel gears up for cinematic release later this month.
The movie also stars Brie Larson, Gemma Chan and Jude Law.
He is definitely in Captain Marvel though (Picture: Rex Features)As we see Nick younger in life and, quite jarringly, without his trademark eye patch, Samuel described him to Metro.co.uk as ‘kinder, gentler, not the smartest kid in the room.’
Speaking at the film’s premiere on Wednesday in London, he added that he’s ‘not paranoid, not hard-bitten, a kind of more easy-going Nick Fury, who meets his first inter-terrestrial person and goes to space for the first time.’
All in all, it sounds like a pretty wild ride.
As for Avengers: Endgame, the star kept majorly tight-lipped, proudly revealing: ‘I keep secrets, I’m really good at keeping secrets.’
Brie Larson, and Samuel L Jackson star side by side in Captain Marvel (Picture: Rex Features)However, The Glass actor was previously suspected to have slipped up when he hinted that he might not be in the movie after his character turned to dust in Infinity War.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, the actor was asked if he’d read the script for the movie, while he joked he only reads the scripts he’s in.
‘Not Avengers: Endgame, no. I generally read the scripts I’m in. I don’t just go to my part,’ he said.
However, he’s now denied everything, especially at the London premiere when speaking to Metro.co.uk
‘I didn’t hear any of that! I didn’t say anything. I just said “I don’t know,”‘ he grinned at us before explaining: ‘That’s the answer we’re instructed to give.’
Captain Marvel is out 8 March
The Jonathan Ross show airs on Saturday at 9:25pm on ITV.
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