Samuel L. Jackson is a known MCU veteran ever since he debuted as Nick Fury in the post-credit scene of Iron man back in 2008. Salma Hayek will join the MCU as Ajak in Eternals, which is set to hit theaters in two weeks.
Jackson and Hayek played a married couple in the 2017 action-comedy Hitman’s Bodyguard and the sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. In an interview with ComicBook, Hayek revealed how she heard Jackson and Ryan Reynolds talking about Marvel while she had to keep her MCU casting a secret:
“I was dying to brag. I wanted them to know so badly, I was not like smiling. I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder if I get fired if I just say it to these two,’ you know? And also because they were asking questions to each other because Deadpool wasn’t, but now it is, and Ryan was entering, and Sam is the expert. And I was just like trying to listen, and asking little questions, and trying to learn. And then, so one day I’m sitting with Sam right after they were talking about it a lot and he goes, ‘So how much are they going to pay you?’ or something like this, or ‘Oh, so which one are you?'”
Samuel L Jackson will reprise the role of Nick Fury in the upcoming movie The Marvels and the mini-series Secret Invasion. Ryan Reynolds is developing Deadpool 3. Salma Hayek will debut as Ajak in Eternals on November 5 only in theaters.