Just a note: this doesn't mean he will be in nine movies. "His deal contains an option to play the character in nine future Marvel superhero films, efforts that are expected to include The First Avenger: Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, toplining a possible S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, and potential sequels." This doesn't guarantee that there will be nine more movies in this thing. But I sure hope there are.