Secret Invasion on Disney+: All the MCU movies Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury appeared in

A list of all Marvel movies featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

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Samuel L. (Leroy) Jackson born on December 21, 1948, is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He began his acting career on stage before transitioning to films in the early 1990s. With a career spanning more than 4 decades, the movies in which he made an appearance have collectively grossed more than $ 27 billion worldwide and he is the second highest-grossing actor of all time.

Samuel L. Jackson had his breakthrough role in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie, ‘Pulp Fiction’. His role as Jules Winnfield earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has also worked with Quentin Tarantino in other movies like ‘Jackie Brown’ (1997), and ‘Django Unchained’ (2012).

Jackson has a diverse presence and has performed in a variety of roles. Some of Samuel L. Jackson’s notable films include ‘Die Hard with a Vengeance’ (1995), ‘The Negotiator’ (1998), and ‘Coach Carter’ (2005).

One of Jackson’s most renowned roles includes his portrayal of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division). Nick Fury acts as a crucial figure in bringing together the Avengers in MCU. As of 2023, Nick Fury has made his appearances in 14 Marvel films. 

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Nick Fury in Spiderman: Far From Home (2019) Jay-Maidment / © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel Studios/ Courtesy Everett Collection

Here’s a look at every time Samuel L. Jackson played the role of Nick Fury

‘Iron Man’ (2008)

Samuel L. Jackson made his first appearance as Nick Fury in a post-credit scene of ‘Iron Man’ (2008). He visits Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in his Malibu home to talk more about the Avengers initiative. This marks a start for his recurring appearances in future Marvel movies.

‘Iron Man 2’ (2010)

In the sequel to Iron Man, he sends Agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johannson) to learn more about Tony Stark and to find out if he is worth recruiting or not. Toward the end of the movie, he hires Tony as a consultant for his initiative. 

He also makes minor appearances in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011) where he greets Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) “You’ve been asleep, Cap, for almost 70 years”

Samuel L. Jackson also appears in a post-credits scene for Thor (2011) where Fury tries to know more about the Tesseract with Dr. Erik Selvig.

The Avengers (2012)

Jackson’s major screen time as Nick Fury came in this movie. Nick Fury starts the Avengers initiative in this movie after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) takes the Tesseract to lead the Chitauri invasion. He forms the Avengers along with Romanoff, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Clint (Jeremy Renner). 

Nick Fury and the Avengers
A still from Avengers (2012) © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures & Marvel Studios

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Nick Fury fakes his death in the movie after S.H.I.E.L.D. is taken over by Hydra. Fury along with Captain America, Natasha Romanoff, and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) head to Eastern Europe to hunt down Hydra. Nick Fury had a prominent role in the film as he happens to be the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

After being presumed dead, Samuel L. Jackson saves the day as Nick Fury towards the end of the movie, Avengers use his airship to rescue the people of Slovakia from the final battle with Ultron. 

Nick Fury made an appearance in the post-credits scene of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018). As he is about to disintegrate from the Blip because of Thanos, he sends out a distress signal to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

Captain Marvel (2019)

Samuel L. Jackson plays the younger version of Nick Fury in the movie which is set in 1995. This was before his S.H.I.E.L.D. days. Nick Fury later loses sight in his left eye after being scratched by Flerken/cat Goose. This is the first movie in which Nick Fury comes to know of the existence of Superheroes. 

Nick Fury and Captain Marvel
A still from Captain Marvel (2019) © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures & Marvel Studios

Nick Fury also starts in the popular ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019) where he is seen attending the funeral of Tony Stark. Samuel L. Jackson also made a recent appearance as Nick Fury in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Ouantumania (2023). He has also appeared in Tom Holland’s ‘Spiderman: Far From Home’ (2019).

Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming series ‘Secret Invasion’ where he will play the main role.

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