Sam Jackson as Nick Fury in "Iron Man"?
As AICN points out, the pieces seem to be (slowly) coming together on an "Avengers" movie. They're reporting that none other than Samuel L. Jackson will have a small role in "Iron Man" -- and he'll be playing war hero turned superspy Nick Fury.
No word yet on if this'll lead directly to a spin-off or future Fury appearances in other Marvel films, but I've come to the conclusion that having Marvel run their own movie division is a really cool idea!
If this turns out to be an accurate report, Mr. Jackson would be joining a cast that already includes Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges. Not bad at all...