There will be more Avengers films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame says Samuel L. Jackson. One of the first actors to board the franchise who are still actively participating in the universe, Jackson's Nick Fury has been connective link in the film series. Since he was introduced in the post-credit scene for Iron Man in 2008, Jackson has appeared in 11 out of the 23 MCU movies, three of them are in this year alone: Captain Marvel and Endgame, as well as the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Unlike traditional heroes in the MCU, there doesn't seem like any urgency to wrap up Fury just yet. And if he's going to stick around for a bit, it's safe to say he'll remain to be the glue that will keep the franchise together. He was the major proponent behind the Avengers Initiative that led to the events of 2012's The Avengers. Right now, no word yet whether or not Marvel Studios is planning to put Earth's Mightiest Heroes at the forefront, but Jackson believes that another outing for the MCU's premier superhero team is inevitable.
Speaking with CinemaBlend while doing the rounds for Far From Home press junket, Jackson was asked about his thoughts on sidelining the Avengers in favor of tandem films in the MCU following Endgame. The actor isn't keen on this idea, saying that at some point a new iteration of Earth's Mightiest Heroes will need to be assembled to battle another massive threat. He continued by teasing that Fury may actually be aware of a new villain coming.
“I always think that there’s room for every kind of story to be told. And at some point, they’re going to have to put together another Avengers group of some sorts to deal with whatever’s coming next.
“Nick [Fury] knows something is coming, the same way he found out in Captain Marvel that there are other things that need to be dealt with that I didn’t know about. This is moving us to another place.”
Granted that there seems to be no plans for a Fury standalone project, whether in the big or small screen, his stint in the MCU doesn't seem like it will come to an end anytime soon. The character was missing in action in the early films of Phase 3, even with films like Captain America: Civil War and maybe even Black Panther where he could've popped up. It's unknown what he and Maria Hill have been up to during those days until they were both affected by Thanos' snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
Based on Jackson's comments, Fury already has an idea on the next threat coming to the franchise. Far From Home is hinting at the official introduction of the multi-universe assuming Mysterio's (Jake Gyllenhaal) claims are true, so it's possible that the MCU has just opened itself up for bad guys from other dimensions. There's no question that another Avengers film is in the cards for the franchise, but it could take a little while to come out just to drive the point on how impactful the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were in the status of the universe. And when that time comes that they need to revisit the idea of bringing together a group of remarkable people to fight a new threat, it's safe to assume that Fury will once again be a main driving force behind that.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019