Samuel L. Jackson To Play Nick Fury

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Iron Man was already shaping up to be one of the blockbusters of next summer, but now it just garnered even more star power.

Samuel L. Jackson is all set to play the role of Nick Fury. The character of Nick Fury has long been known as a weapon-toting Colonel with the agency S.H.I.E.L.D. He has also been affiliated with the superhero group known as the Avengers which has long been rumored to become a live-action film in the future. This may put a little more concrete proof to those rumors.

Iron Man is directed by Jon Favreau and tells the story of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), an alcoholic millionaire who must build a suit of armor to help keep his body alive. He soon realizes his suit has more power then he expected and it can be used to fight evil, especially that of Mandarin.

The film opens May 2, 2008 and also stars Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Terrence Howard.