Samuel L. Jackson will get his wish as there is a plan in place for Nick Fury and Black Panther to meet, possibly in Black Panther 2? Even though he hasn't led a movie of his own, Fury is as important a character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as nearly anyone. He's been there since the beginning. The former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made six true appearances in MCU movies, as well as a seventh in the post-credits scene for Avengers: Infinity War. However, all of those appearances have been for naught as Jackson has yet to meet T'Challa.
Jackson was very vocal about his desire to appear in Black Panther, but his request was not fulfilled by the powers that be that run the shared universe. He instead is still left wanting the crossover to happen. Given the current state of both characters, what future appearances they could have together is unclear - but Jackson is confident that it will happen.
ET Online spoke to Jackson about his desire to meet with Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther on-screen. After giving his pitch for how Fury should've appeared in Black Panther's casino sequence, he shared some new information on the future. He apparently pitched that idea to Marvel, but the response he received indicates something else is in the works. "It was just like, 'Ehh, nah. We're good. Nick Fury and Black Panther will meet somewhere. But not there.'" As of right now, both Black Panther and Nick Fury were casualties of Thanos' devastating snap. While they (and many others) appeared to have died, there are plenty of theories that those that disintegrated were instead transported to another dimension, realm, or even reality. If that's the case, both characters could presumably be alive in a new universe and work together to try and restore the lives they once knew. Even if this doesn't happen in Avengers 4, a possible reunion scene with the rescued could bring this to fruition in a small capacity.
Michael B. Jordan is open to returning as Killmonger in Black Panther 2. One of the common criticisms Marvel Cinematic Universe movies tend to receive is having a lack of strong and compelling villains. After years of that complaint (which almost comes by design as Marvel wants to keep the focus on the heroes), there's been a noticeable shift as of late. Following a few noteworthy villains, director Ryan Coogler stepped up to the plate with Black Panther to deliver arguably the best MCU villain to date, thanks in no small part to Jordan's portrayal.
As Erik Killmonger, Jordan captivated audiences worldwide thanks to a devastating backstory and clear motivations. To the possible disappointment of some, though, Jordan joined the ranks of MCU villains to die after just one appearance. Despite being stabbed in the chest and T'Challa seemingly granting Killmonger's request to let him die, Jordan isn't to completely step away.
Jordan was asked about a potential return to the MCU and reprising his role as Killmonger in a recent interview with MTV. Because of how big of a fan he is and his great experience with Black Panther, Jordan isn't discounting a return at some point - even if it looked to be very clear that Killmonger was gone. "I mean, I'm a fan, as you said, of Marvel, of comic books, everybody knows that. So I mean if there was ever an opportunity for me to come back and like join this universe and work with like Joe Russo, Kevin Feige, Victoria [Alonso], and everyone over there at Marvel, re-team with Ryan [Coogler] you know, of course I would." Bringing back Killmonger would be a difficult task to pull off, but that doesn't mean Marvel won't (or shouldn't) try. He was one of the best parts of the first movie, so if there's a way to bring him back without weakening Black Panther, there's no reason not to do so. There are certainly loop holes they could toy with depending on what happens with Avengers 4 and the various Infinity Stones that are in play. Plus, who's to say that after Killmonger collapsed on the cliffs of Wakanda that T'Challa didn't employ a plan in secret that brings him back to life?