Update: Mystery solved! Looks like Nick Fury has found his sidekick. According to Deadline, How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is going to be suiting up alongside Mr. Jackson, but not as The Wasp, as we guessed earlier. Instead, Smulders will be taking on the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.
Samuel L. Jackson is on the lookout for an avenging angel.
The actor, who's set to appear as Marvel's spy chief Nick Fury in The Avengers, Thor, Captain America and other flicks—until the end of time—talked to Jimmy Fallon last night and dropped a few juicy tidbits about the upcoming superhero flick.
But the reveal that has Hollywood buzzing is that the star and director Joss Whedon are close to finding him a female sidekick.
So who's it gonna be, and what else did Jackson have to say?