Samuel L. Jackson & Marvel Squash Their Contract ‘Fury,' Actor Tapped For ‘Iron Man 2'

Samuel L. Jackson better dust off his Nick Fury eye patch – the actor could be wearing it in nine more Marvel movies.

Despite reported contract negotiations breakdowns in January between Jackson and Marvel, the actor and the superhero factory have made a deal for the actor to reprise his role as Nick Fury, the one-eyed director of super-spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D., in the "Iron Man" sequel, according to Variety.

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In addition to more screen time with Robert Downey Jr., Jackson's contract includes the option to pay Fury in eight other potential future Marvel films, including "Captain America," "Thor," "The Avengers, " a S.H.I.E.L.D. film and all of the potential sequels for each title, the entertainment trade mag reported.

Jackson is not the only Hollywood star in talks with Marvel. Oscar-nominee Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are also in the midst of contract negotiations to play villains in "Iron Man 2."

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Jon Favreau will return to the director's chair when the sequel starts shooting in the spring, with a potential summer 2010 release.

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