He's starred in every single Avengers related film to date bar Thor but now Samuel L Jackson has confirmed that his character Nick Fury will not be making an appearance in Iron Man 3. We're barely holding back the tears of disappointment.

"I think my next time as Nick Fury is in Captain America: The Winter Soldier because I'm not in Iron Man 3," the actor told Total Film. "None of the Avengers are in Iron Man 3. It's a standalone Iron Man movie." And there were were hoping we'd see the gang catching movies and sharing milkshakes! Guess we'll have to wait for them to reassemble.

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, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle will be back in action in Marvel Studios' next release though! Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce will join them for the film which will be in Irish cinemas from April 26th.