Samuel L. Jackson appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday evening and he announced some big news. The actor, who played S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in Marvel’s Iron Man and Iron Man 2, confirmed his involvement in this year’s Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. He also revealed that in The Avengers, he’ll have a female sidekick. Watch Jackson talk about the films below…

We wonder if he was supposed to keep his appearances in these two films under wraps? Or do they think that audiences already expect him to pop up in the movies at some point? He said that he has to do one day of work on both Thor and Captain America, which means it’s just a cameo. We’ll probably just see him “recruiting” the newest members of the team like he did Tony Stark at the end of Iron Man.

He also went on to confirm that The Avengers begins production in April, which is interesting considering it was previously announced to start this month. We wonder why it got pushed back?

Jackson also announced that he’ll have a female sidekick in The Avengers, who’ll be with Fury at all times. He’s auditioning actresses this week for the part. We wonder who the character will be? We haven’t even heard about any rumored additions to The Avengers team. What a scoop!

Who do you think could play Fury’s sidekick in The Avengers?