Despite the assumption that Samuel L Jackson would probably be a lock for Avengers: Infinity War - since his part-time billing in the MCU is pretty much restricted to Avengers projects now - he says he isn't even aware if he's involved.
The Kong: Skull Island star was talking to Collider about his current schedule around the monster movie hit, and challenged the assumption that the announcement of his involvement was legitimate.
We know that Nick Fury is set to be in Avengers: Infinity War.
JACKSON: You know that?! How do you know that, and I don’t know that?! You know that, for real?!... I don’t know. I haven’t seen it. I haven’t heard that. I keep asking, “Am I in Infinity War?”
He also says he hasn't been given a shooting date, despite the film creeping towards production. And given Jackson's usual openness about his work (he recently announced he's involved in Captain Marvel probably without his studio's complete blessing), you's have to suspect that he's not fibbing. So maybe he's being reserved for Captain Marvel and then for Avengers 4 to help save the day.
That would fit: he's more of a fixer than anything, and his presence doesn't quite fit with the context of the team in tatters (hence his absence from Civil War). His characterisation suggests he'd simply bang their heads together and focus them on their real target, which is exactly what will be needed after the mid-point of the Infinity Arc.
Rather intriguingly, Jackson also revealed he's "finally ready to make The Blob" - a project he was initially attached to a year ago, and which has been bogged in development hell since Rob Zombie was attached to it as far back as 2009. He doesn't have a shooting date for that one either, so he's probably got a lot of calendar organising to do.
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