Scoop Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Is Given a #@!$%* S.W.O.R.D.
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Nick Fury is in space.
When it comes to a sales pitch, that already is gold. For longtime Marvel Comics fans, immediately nostalgic images of What If? No. 14 rush the imagination like perfume from an old flame. But that's a different Fury. Nevertheless, as played by Samuel L. Jackson, Fury is still the eye-patched bad ass, his popularity never waning. Which is why Disney is rewarding Jackson with his own Disney+ TV series.
As reported by Variety, the yet-untitled show will have Mr. Robot veteran Kyle Bradstreet as writer and executive producer. The Mr. Robot connection is revealing on what possibly kind of show this will be. Marvel Studios is obviously looking for a science-fiction show that will play with minds and not simply provide adrenaline thrills. Of course, the action is going to be present; Jackson won't be chained to a desk.
Variety spills no plot details - the secretive MCU head Kevin Feige most likely didn't provide them - but according to my own sources, this is the Agents of S.W.O.R.D. project I leaked on Matt Jarbo's 3 Buck Theater YouTube channel on September 2, 2019. Co-created by writer Joss Whedon and artist John Cassaday in Astonishing X-Men No. 6 in 2004, S.W.O.R.D. stands for Sentient World Observation and Response Department. Essentially, it is the MCU's extraterrestrial version of their spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recently ended with its seventh and final season on ABC. Perhaps not coincidentally, the show found the Inhuman Quake (Chloe Bennet) traveling in space in its conclusion. That, and Fury's post-credit sequence in Spider-Man: Far From Home which had him delivering orders from a Skrull spaceship, are cookie crumbs that lead to the identity of this series. Whatever they decide to call it, the show will be linked to the Secret Invasion limited series from Marvel Comics, wherein evil Skrulls wage war on Earth and begin posing as various superheroes.
This announcement is particularly interesting, too, as it arrives recently after director Olivia Wilde discussing her female Spider-Verse film for Sony. After all, Spider-Woman was part of Secret Invasion, and this could provide more evidence of a secret Sony-Disney collaboration involving the most well-known Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew.
It's all connected?
Watch video from September 2, 2019 here: