Captain America: Civil War
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Here's something that the diehard fans of the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" will sit up to take notice. While the film features almost every important MCU character, there's is one who will be missing in action: Nick Fury.

In his recent interview with Collider, Samuel L. Jackson, the actor who has essayed the role of Nick Fury, has confirmed that he will not appear in the latest movie. "I finally met comics writer Mark Millar, last year, when I was doing "Kingsman," and I finally got a chance to thank him for making Nick Fury black and changing the whole dynamic. It's really great to be the connective tissue between so many different characters in so many different films, that brings those guys together. But I'm not in "Captain America 3." I can't figure that out, but I'm not. I guess I'm still out there, trying to figure out what happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. and who these other people are," he said.

"It's hard not to be a part of something that you know, if people study film for the next 200 years, they'll be talking about "Star Wars" and "The Avengers" series, and all that stuff," he added.

Nick Fury's absence was being talked about ever since the studio started releasing photos and trailers of "Captain America: Civil War," which will hit the theatres April 29, 2016, in the U.K. and May 6, 2016, in the U.S. By now fans have pretty much got the team divisions sorted and already know who will be part of team Cap and which superhero will back team Iron Man.

But they are sure to be disappointed with Jackson's absence in the forthcoming film, especially since he had signed a nine-picture contract with the studio and has already appeared in seven MCU films. The website pointed out that maybe Marvel is trying to save Jackson for the two-part "Avengers: Infinity War" movies, given that there are only two more films left on his contract. Jackson has appeared in the post-credit scenes of "Iron Man" and is expected to be a part of the future" S.H.I.E.L.D" and "Avengers" storyline.