Samuel L. Jackson signs 9-pic Marvel deal to reprise Nick Fury

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Good news, motherf--kers! Samuel L. Jackson will put Nick Fury's eyepatch back on after all.

The actor—who only a few weeks ago was saying he might quit—has signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal to play the character in a series of Marvel movies, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jackson first appeared as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a cameo at the end of Iron Man. Under his new deal, he'll reprise the iconic character in Marvel's upcoming Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and any other sequels. Also on the table is the possibility of starring in a separate S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, which is in development.