Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of the character Nick Fury has been around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since the very beginning as seen during the post-credits scene from Iron Man in 2008. Despite being a recurring presence throughout the MCU, Jackson’s Nick Fury has never been the main character in a film, instead being a mentor-like or authoritative figure to other characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and Tom Hollands Spider-Man. The closest that Jackson has ever come to being in the lead role as Nick Fury was Captain Marvel, in which Jackson plays a younger, friendlier and less-jaded version of Nick Fury from the 1990s. Now, the actor will finally be getting his chance to shine as the character.

It was recently reported that Jackson’s Nick Fury character would be getting his own spin-off on the Disney+ streaming service. Little is known about the story regarding the project. Very little is also known about the cast within the show, aside from Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury in it. However, it is known that Kyle Bradstreet is attached to be a writer and executive producer on the series. It is rumored that that the Nick Fury program would focus on the famous “Secret Invasion” storyline from the comics in which members of the Skrull alien race disguise themselves as human beings, including many of the famous superheroes. This was somewhat set up during the post-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home in which the Skrulls Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Soren (Sharon Blynn) are revealed to be disguised as Nick Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to help fill in for him while he is apparently on vacation.

There is no official release date for the Nick Fury on Disney+. However, fans can rejoice to the fact that they will finally see Jackson as Nick Fury in the lead role for the first time.