Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury
Producer Avi Arad has confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson and Hilary Swank will indeed appear in Paramount's Iron Man movie. Arad made the revelation over the weekend while doing press for his latest release, Bratz.
Rumors circulated last month that Jackson shot for a day on Iron Man as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. Marvel's Ultimate version of Fury is modeled after Jackson.
Swank's name surfaced in a posting on Iron Man director Jon Favreau's MySpace blog. There's no word on who Swank is playing, but speculation has suggested everyone from Tony Stark's future love interest Bethany Cabe to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter.
Moviesblog.MTV.com pressed Arad about the Iron Man rumors and the producer appeared flustered that word had gotten out. "It's a cameo," a "stunned" and "frustrated" Arad told MTV when asked about the Swank rumor.
"The Sam thing was supposed to be the biggest secret of them all," Arad added. "It's amazing how it got out."
Well I was hoping a bit against Ultimate Nick, but it's cool.