Within the framework of the MCU, it is somewhat amazing that Samuel L. Jackson has not received his own movie for Nick Fury. The same character responsible for bringing The Avengers together back in 2012. A common denominator at the end of the credits for virtually all of the movies starting back in 2008's Iron Man, it seemed only a matter of time for the eye-patch wearing hero to venture into his own motion picture.
But according to a close source, there is actually no appetite from the actor himself to explore the character's backstory. So don't expect him to go down that path any time soon. Journalist Simon Thompson was a guest this week on Meet the Movie Press and he told the program that Jackson's attentions lie elsewhere. Particularly when it comes to a franchise started by Keanu Reeves in 2014.
Forget Fury - Jackson Wants IN on John
Like any action aficionado, the veteran was a huge fan of John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, two titles that helped to elevate the genre with raw violent sequences while offering a no holds barred attitude. Despite the calls for Jackson to stick true with Marvel and go down that path for the sake of continuity, he would rather explore different territory. As Thompson explained...
"He actually was less interested in that than he was in an idea he floated with me, and he's floated it with me twice now," remarked the journalist. "He wants to do, over a Nick Fury movie, John Wick 3 with Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves. He absolutely loves the John Wick movies. He wants in. He doesn't want in, he wants in with a capital IN. Seriously, I think he will do whatever he needs to do to get in on John Wick 3."
Is John Wick a Matrix Simulation?
Now that we know Warner Brothers are recreating The Matrix with Michael B. Jordan already earmarked for a key role, Reddit fan theories have been kicking into overdrive with the concept that John Wick is not just it's own world. But in fact a simulation from the science fiction classic. One user believes John is a new incarnation of Neo aka The One, where The Continental places all of the independent thinkers in one location.
To add fuel to the fire, none other than Laurence Fishburne appears across both formats as The Bowery King and Morpheus respectively. It would be the mother of all shocks if The Matrix reboot was there in front of us all along, and given the character's remarkable killing abilities, there have been crazier ideas out there.