Samuel L. Jackson Really, Really, Really Wanted a Part in Black Panther

"Nick Fury knows every black thing that's on the planet, so he's gotta know about Wakanda"

If you'd been wondering where exactly Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury was during Black Panther then you're in good companyso was Samuel L Jackson. Despite pushing for a role, he was turned down by the filmmakers.

Speaking on her show, Ellen Degeneres told Jackson the she couldn't believe his Marvel character Nick Fury hadn't turned up in Black Panther's secret, technologically advanced home country Wakanda.

"I couldn't either," said Jackson. "When they were making it, I was like, 'So when do I go to Wakanda?' and they were like [shakes head slowly]."

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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