We may not be getting any new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) content aside from WandaVision any time soon, but that doesn’t mean that Disney isn’t planning for the future. Variety now reports that yet another Disney+ MCU show is in the works, this one focusing on Nick Fury, the one-eyed former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Samuel L. Jackson is returning to the role with Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) attached to write and executive produce.
This marks the ninth MCU show scheduled to land on Disney+, only one of which has even wrapped production. While WandaVision is set to land “soon,” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier only recently began shooting again after COVID-19 shut the production down. The rest of the live-action shows — Loki, What if…, She-Hulk, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Miss Marvel — are all still in development with release dates ranging from next year to unknown. That’s not to mention the recent delays that the MCU films suffered, with next year’s entire release schedule shuffled around.
Despite the end of the Infinity Saga, Jackson’s Nick Fury still seems to be set to play a role in the ongoing MCU. He was last seen relaxing on a Skrull spaceship at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, with the surprise reveal that the Nick Fury on Earth was actually a Skrull replacement. Just what this means for his character’s future is unknown, but he should be showing up in more movies. And given this series won’t debut for a while, (It hasn’t been officially greenlit yet.) the character may be in an entirely different situation. The show could even be a prequel with Marvel using the technology it did to de-age Jackson in Captain Marvel. It’s all up in the air for now.