... nine movies seems like A LOT, dont get me wrong he has a place in future Cap Am movies, and possibly later Avengers, unless he has some roles in future Iron Man movies (with Scarlett Johansson).
Sam Jackson has a nine picture deal, too.
And, so far, he's had a bit to do in Iron Man 2
only had one scene in Thor
and two scenes in Captain America
Obviously he'll have a big part in The Avengers
, since SHIELD even gets its own character poster.
So, that's four movies down, five to go...
Are you counting the first Iron Man
Not for this example, no, since Sam Jackson's current contract with Marvel didn't happen 'til after his Iron Man
At least, that's what I read...he cameo'ed first & then got a huge contract out of Marvel to continue the role in other movies.