Sam Jackson & Don Cheadle Talk ‘Iron Man 2’ & Possible Marvel Spin-Offs
First Published: May 3, 2010 5:47 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Iron Man 2” has already pulled in over $100 million at the international box office and Samuel L. Jackson says his Marvel magic is just starting.
“I’ve got a nine-picture deal, I’ll be around for awhile!” Sam told Access Hollywood at the Third Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic 2010 in Toluca Lake, Calif., on Monday.
Sam, who reprises his role as Nick Fury – the eventual head of Marvel’s espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, is slated to star in a slew of spin-offs including “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Avengers.”
“Nick Fury is around for awhile,” Sam added.
Don Cheadle, who makes his debut as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes (aka War Machine) – taking over for Terrence Howard – told Access that he had a love/hate relationship with the movie’s armored costume.
“I was going to say it was fun to put on that suit, but that’s not the truth,” he told Access. “It’s fun to have been in that and have it be over with and now people can enjoy it as a film.”
Don said he had a plan for the costume following the movie – something Marvel was not excited about.
“I actually wanted to have it destroyed,” he joked. “But, they wouldn’t let me.”
“Iron Man 2” hits theaters on Friday.
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