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Samuel L Jackson wants role in Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.LD.' pilot

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Samuel L Jackson has revealed that he wants a role in Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot.

The ABC TV project is loosely linked to Whedon's movie The Avengers - one of several films in which Jackson has played Marvel Comics hero Nick Fury.

The Avengers: Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

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"I keep hearing about it, and I haven't talked to Joss about it," the actor told MTV.

"But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in Charlie's Angels - at least [appear as] the voice!"

Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb has also revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. could debut as a full series late next year.

"We have a 'little' pilot for television that you might have heard about called Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. co-written, directed, and executive produced by none other than Joss Whedon!" Loeb told PREVIEWSworld.

"[We're] bringing in Clark Gregg to play Agent Phil Coulson - the best! Hopefully we will be on in the fall of 2013 on ABC!"

Clark Gregg at 'The Avengers' LA premiere - April 2012

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ABC president Paul Lee recently admitted that the network is "very excited" about Whedon's pilot.

"We're optimistic, because Joss is a genius and we love the idea and we love what we've seen," he said last month. "It's a long way to go between now and a successful series, but we are very excited about it."

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