The first trailer for New Line Cinema’s Shaft is now online, showing all three generations of the classic character on the same screen. Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree both return as Shaft, with Jessie T. Usher joining them as John Shaft Jr., the son of Sam Jackson’s Shaft. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) from a script by Kenya Barris (Black-Ish).
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jesse T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official images from M. Night Skyamalan’s surprise sequel, Glass, which will see the return of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising their Unbreakable roles, as well as James McAvoy returning for his role in Split. After the surprise ending of Split, fans have been chomping at the bit for more, and the beautiful imagery at play here is certainly interesting.
The most interesting part? Samuel L. Jackson’s absolutely incredible costume for Mr. Glass, which is sure to be one of the best parts of this entire film. Hit the jump to see a few more official images from the film.
It would seem that Nick Fury has more to do after his return in Captain Marvel. Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed over on his Instagram that he’s in the United Kingdom, and that he’s making his return as Nick Fury. However, it looks like the former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director will be rocking some facial hair, confirming this role likely won’t involve Captain Marvel, but instead the currently filming friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
How the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will play into the story has yet to be seen, but seeing as Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first film after Avengers 4, meant to lead us into a new chapter of the MCU, it makes sense to see the man that started it all.
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography on one of its most anticipated films with Captain Marvel, set to hit theaters on March 8th, 2019. The story follows Carol Danvers becoming one of the most powerful characters in the MCU during a previously unseen period in that universe.
The biggest surprise of the announcement? The official returns of Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, as well as Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou reprising their roles from Guardians of the Galaxy! The film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island), Samuel L. Jackson (Basically Everything…), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Lashana Lynch (Brotherhood, Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá, Sugar), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle, The Last Kingdom), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya, Gifted), and Jude Law.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been a mainstay, and an important thread in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception in the first Iron Man film. He’s the man who started it all. Despite that, he’s only been a full cast member of a film on two occasions: The Avengers, and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
If rumors are to be believed, we can add Captain Marvel to that list, as well. Nick Fury is rumored to be joining the cast of Captain Marvel alongside his Kong: Skull Island co-star, Brie Larson. It makes sense, given their shared military background, and with rumors of Carol Danver’s powers coming from the Micro-verse, rather than Mar-Vell, we could be seeing a really interesting film take place.