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The Two Dusted Avengers Characters Who Are Still Expected To Meet

As we're all aware by now, Avengers: Infinity War had a pretty shocking ending, with a significant portion of the characters we know and love disappearing from existence in somber clouds of ash. 

But any comics fan worth their salt knows at least a few of these fallen heroes are coming back, if only for the simple fact that there's still so many fun on-screen combinations between these characters that we've yet to see.

Speaking in an interview with ET, Samuel L. Jackson talked about his long-running role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Nick Fury, former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Though the actor's movie count with Marvel is about to reach the double digits, he's still got a little bit of FOMO about his absence from February megahit Black Panther.

"He should've been there," Jackson said of Fury's lack of involvement in T'Challa's first solo adventure. "He should have been somewhere — maybe in that casino in Korea when all of that stuff jumped off."

Jackson isn't just bringing this up to have fun with an interviewer. Apparently, he brought his desire to kick it with the Wakandan delegation in a movie to Marvel's head honchos, saying that his Fury character would've been a logical fit working alongside Martin Freeman's Everett Ross. 

In Jackson's fan-fiction scenario about Fury, "He's just there and is kind of like, 'Oh, yeah, that's that Black Panther dude.' Because there's no way in the world he doesn't know where Wakanda is or what vibranium is or any of that, because he's Nick Fury."

But apparently, Marvel's producers have different ideas for Nick Fury's future. Specifically, the plan seems to involve the Colonel behind the Avengers Initiative eventually meeting Black Panther somewhere else.

While Marvel Studios denied Jackson's wishes to bring Fury into Black Panther, he said the response came with a promise that the meeting he wanted would happen one day. "It was just like, 'Ehh, nah. We're good. Nick Fury and Black Panther will meet somewhere. But not there.'"

Naturally, it would be difficult for a meeting to ever happen if Fury and T'Challa were to both stay dusted. If you'll recall, the eyepatched Captain Marvel pal and the Wakandan royal were both snapped out of existence at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, dying on opposite sides of the planet when Thanos won the day.

It's possible that Jackson could get his wish of a Fury-T'Challa meeting as soon as Avengers 4, with rumors persisting that the snapped characters all still exist within the confines of the orange Soul Stone. 

If true, they could be chilling in that rock right now, doing whatever Jackson thinks a dignified African royal and a rogue American agent would be doing while they're hanging out for the first time. Baking. Gaming. Working out. Who knows? Don't act like you wouldn't pay a dollar to see Sam Jackson's Marvel head canon.

Regardless of the exact circumstances of their meeting, the fact that Jackson swears it'll happen is another crack in the facade regarding the permanence of Thanos' kill count. At this point, you'd have to be naive to think that most of the Avengers, Fury and T'Challa included, aren't coming back to life. The only question that remains is how. 

We'll all find out when Avengers 4: The Return of the King hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

Jackson can currently be heard reprising his role of Frozone in the Disney/Pixar superhero sequel Incredibles 2. He will next appear in the MCU as a young comrade of Captain Marvel when her solo movie touches down on March 8 of next year.