Samuel L. Jackson is Marvel’s man. The actor has signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal to play the Nick Fury character in a series of Marvel movies. The movies include “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America,” “The Avengers” and its sequels. Also on the table is the possibility of toplining a “S.H.I.E.L.D.” movie, which is in development. The actor made a surprise appearance as Fury at the end of the first “Iron Man,” throwing fans into a tizzy and showing the first glimpse of Marvel’s plan to link all their slate of movies into one universe.