Samuel Jackson has been signed to play Nick Fury in up to nine Marvel films, according to the Hollywood trades.  At one point, negotiations had “broken down,” according to Jackson (see “Emily Blunt in Iron Man 2”), but the longer deal apparently made things work for both sides.

The films will include Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, Avengers, and potentially a starring role in a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie.