“They’re not letting my black ass go through Wakanda! I was trying! I asked!”
Oh, Samuel L Jackson. Please never change.
In an interview with Hot 97, the Pulp Fiction star spoke briefly about his involvement in upcoming Marvel movies, shooting down the possibility that he might be appearing in the upcoming Black Panther movie (as well as stating that he was never a member of the real Black Panther movement, just in case you were wondering).
But then, in a moment of unusual openness, the actor who plays Nick Fury in Marvel’s cinematic universe took a moment to explain where his character has been over the past few movies, including his absence during Captain America: Civil War. As it turns out, there might be something big on the horizon for the character, and the status quo within the Marvel universe:
“You didn’t see me in Civil War. I’m still out there trying to figure out what The Skull was going to...”
Sadly, at this point, Jackson was cut off by his interviewer, but this little mention of the Red Skull has proven to be enough to make Marvel movie fans lose their minds.
There’s an often touted fan theory that Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull, the villain from war movie Captain America: The First Avenger, isn’t actually dead – he’s simply been transported by the Tesseract into another place in space and time.
Considering how rarely Marvel characters seem to stay dead, there’s every possibility that the Red Skull might return, with fans believing that he might pop up in Infinity War. While Jackson’s comment can’t necessarily be taken as proof of this, it’s certainly got the discussion going again as to whether we might see the Red Skull back in action in a future Marvel movie.
Either way, though, Jackson has confirmed that he’s far from finished with the MCU.
“I signed a seven picture deal, I’ve still got stuff to do.”
So while we might not necessarily be getting a resurrected Red Skull in a future film, at least we’ll be getting more Sam Jackson. That’s all anybody really needs out of Marvel.