Samuel L. Jackson: S.H.I.E.L.D. Film Would Be More ‘Bond’ Than Superhero

Fifteen days, “Avengers” fans! You know, not that we’re counting or anything. Oh, who are we kidding? Of course, we’re counting down! To help as you drudge through the long days that lie ahead before the midnight release, we have another “Avengers” interview for you: Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson!

When MTV News caught up with the actor, our correspondent mentioned to Jackson that there are a lot of people who would love to see just him in a S.H.I.E.L.D. film.

“Really?” he questioned. “Just handling it?”

The actor was surprised because he knows there are key characters necessary for any S.H.I.E.L.D. movie. “Natasha is part of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawkeye is part of S.H.I.E.L.D., and I couldn’t do a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie without those two people. They’re essential elements of what’s there,” Jackson said.

He doesn’t just mean the Earth’s mightiest heroes either. “Now we know Agent [Maria] Hill is an essential element of S.H.I.E.L.D. so she would have to be there. And I’m still not sure if she’s the eyes and ears of the council hanging around inside their place and telling people, ’We’ve got these superheroes over here!’ She wants my job,” the actor jokes. “I can tell. She’s ambitious.”

And what about more S.H.I.E.L.D. scenes in the upcoming sequels “Captain America 2,” “Thor 2,” and “Iron Man 3“? We’re sure the Earth will need the law enforcement team in those flicks.

“I don’t know how much of S.H.I.E.L.D. [Marvel] want[s] to expose…I mean, we’re not superheroes. We’re more of a shadow world. So, it would be more like ’Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ with good toys—closer to a ’Bond’ movie than a superhero movie.”

Hey, you know we’d shell out the cash to see that one!

Do you want a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie? What do you hope Marvel would explore in the plot? Tell us your ideas in the comments and on Twitter!