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Samuel L. Jackson is one of a host of familiar faces spotted in Yorkshire over the weekend as filming begins for the new Marvel series Secret Invasion.
The actor, who plays Nick Fury in the MCU, met fans while dining at a restaurant in Huddersfield, leaving local residents understandably surprised and thrilled to discover one of Hollywood's most iconic stars in their midst.
In a post on Instagram, pizza restaurant Da Sandro shared a selfie taken by a fan with Jackson at the restaurant, saying, 'Thanks for capturing the moment you got to meet Samuel L. Jackson this evening!'
Since making his Marvel debut in Iron Man in 2008, Jackson has gone on to take part in almost a dozen MCU films, most recently appearing as Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home, although it was revealed in the film's post-credit scene that everything was not as it seemed, with the real Nick Fury in fact on 'vacation' in space while the Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) subbed in for him back on Earth.
Secret Invasion is set to pick up this thread, exploring how the Skrulls – first seen in 2019's Captain Marvel – have used their shapeshifting abilities to infiltrate all corners of the world over the years. The series will also feature Cobie Smulders reprising her role as Maria Hill, with Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke also confirmed to appear in as-yet unknown roles.
Clarke and Smulders were both seen over the weekend filming scenes for the show in Leeds, with reports claiming the show was also seen filming in nearby Halifax.
Unsurprisingly, the news that one of the world's coolest actors was in Yorkshire has sparked delight and confusion among local residents, with one person tweeting, 'Samuel L Jackson eating at our local pizzeria is legit the biggest thing to happen to Huddersfield since the industrial revolution.'
It's not clear for how long the cast is expected to be in the UK, but Jackson is set to return to the States at some point in order to receive the Oscar's Academy Honorary Award, in recognition of a more than 50-year career that has seen him become the highest grossing actor of all time.
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