This year’s Black Panther was an undeniable hit for Marvel Studios. Not only was it a fitting first film to the MCU’s first leading black superhero, but it managed to create a living, thriving world in Wakanda. For better or worse, they created a film where Black Panther himself was arguably the least interesting part of the film.
However, so packed was the story full of characters that it didn’t seem to have room for one long-standing MCU character — Nick Fury. Jackson had expressed his annoyance in the past that he wasn’t contacted to join Black Panther, and when on The Ellen Degeneres Show recently, he reiterated his annoyance.
“I couldn’t either [laughs]. When they were making it, I kept saying ‘So when do I go to Wakanda?’ and they were [shakes head]… I mean Nick Fury knows every black thing that’s on the planet, so he’s gotta know about Wakanda. But yeah, I wish I had been there… Eventually, I may end up in Wakanda.”
That’s certainly a possibility. While Nick Fury hasn’t really had a lot to do since Avengers: Age of Ultron, who’s to say that his overarching role in the franchise at large is done? While it seems unlikely, there could be a storyline that takes him to Wakanda in a meaningful way, and given all the time Jackson has put into the MCU, I hope they give him that.
But of course, Marvel has never been the studio to do things just to do them, so we’ll have to wait and see of Fury actually bites the dust in Avengers 4.
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SOURCE: Ellen Degeneres