Posted on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
To many Marvel fans, Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury. Not only has Jackson played the character in five different MCU films over the past five years, the Ultimate version of the character was actually modeled after Jackson — years before Iron Man came out.
But there was a time long ago (well, 1998) when David Hasselhoff was Nick Fury. And while most people seem to have forgotten that by now, the Hoff hasn’t. In fact, he’s pretty sure that he’s still the better Nick Fury, and he’d like the chance to play the role again.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Nick Fury is one of the more prominent characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in five out of the six titles to date. Yet he’s never actually appeared in his own standalone film. For a while, it seemed like a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie might be coming out after The Avengers, but as we’ve since learned, that project has since evolved into a TV series. So as of now, it looks like the closest thing to a Nick Fury movie we’ll be getting is Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In a new interview, Jackson touched upon his role in the Captain America sequel, and cast doubt on whether a Nick Fury-centric film is even necessary at this stage. Read his comments after the jump.
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 31 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Since Nick Fury’s surprise cameo at the end of Iron Man, Marvel has been actively trying to figure out how best to tie together each of the stand-alone superhero outings leading up to The Avengers. Between Tony Stark’s mention of the “Avengers Initiative” in The Incredible Hulk and the locating of Thor’s hammer in Iron Man 2 — along with Fury’s more prominent presence during that film’s latter half — it’s debatable to what extent these inclusions actually contribute to the overall narrative. Are they purely fan service, or are they helping drive forward the story?
Come this summer, we may finally find out the answer. Or will we even have to wait that long?
After confirmation by Samuel L. Jackson that he would not be making an appearance in Thor, it now seems that isn’t the case. Nick Fury will in fact be featured in both of this year’s Marvel blockbusters, showing up in Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger in equal measure. Learn more about his roles in those films, as well his role in The Avengers, after the break. Read More »
When Samuel L. Jackson was signed to a nine-film deal by Marvel, you had to bet that part of the attraction of the deal was that he’d eventually get a pretty big role, if not a star turn, in one of the studio’s projects.
So far, Jackson’s Nick Fury has been a small part of the Iron Man films, and we know he won’t appear in Thor. But he will be in Captain America, and is likely to be a big part of The Avengers. Going beyond that, Jackson says we should expect a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie to follow Marvel’s team picture. Read More »
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Samuel L Jackson has confirmed rumors that Nick Fury will NOT appear in Marve’s Thor, but will have a part in The First Avenger: Captain America. Jackson told IESB that he had no idea why he wasn’t featured in the upcoming Marvel film, despite being name-dropped in the Hollywood trades.
When asked about a potential Nick Fury film, Jackson interestingly called The Avengers “pretty much” his “own starring vehicle for that character”. And the actor also revealed that The Avengers is gearing up to begin production in February 2011, which doesn’t give Joss Whedon much time to iron out a new script before all the heavy duty preproduction design work must begin. Read the whole interview on IESB.
Meanwhile, Stan Lee‘s Thor cameo has been scooped over at FanBoyWeb (or course, this is still unconfirmed). We’re keeping the information after the jump incase you want to avoid any possible spoilers.
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FirstShowing attended the Producer Guild of America’s panel on Producing Marvel Movies where Marvel Entertainment producer Kevin Feige revealed a couple interesting bits about upcoming film projects:
- It’s a “safe bet” that Steve Roger’s sidekick Bucky is going to show up in The First Avenger: Captain America.
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These are troubling times for America—unemployment is on the rise, and entire industries face their end—but one thing we geeks have had to look forward to in the next few years is everyone’s favorite bad motherfucker himself, Samuel L. Jackson, as Nick Fury. Now it seems we may even be robbed of that one slice of happiness. In an interview today over at the LA Times blog Hero Complex, Jackson hints that all is not well at Marvel, and that his role as Nick Fury is anything but a sure thing at this point. Read More »
Last we reported, Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury had been waxed off the final cut of Iron Man, but fortunately that’s not the case. As MovieHole points out, Fury/Jackson does appear but not until after the surefire blockbuster’s end credits. He also delivers some spoiler-worthy dialogue [Slashfilm pistol fires in air], which we have after the jump. Because I can’t help myself, Peter says Iron Man is hot sh*t. Here’s what Australian journo, Adam Richard, told the Hole…
“Sam Jackson as Nick Fury is indeed in Iron Man. The final spool of the film was not screened to journos and reviewers as it only arrived in Australia yesterday ahead of premiere screenings. I saw the film a few weeks ago to prep for a Downey Jr interview, and went again last night (cos i loved it SOOOO much!) and at the end of the credits is an awesome 40 seconds or so with Stark and Nick Fury. I may have soiled myself slightly…”
So, what does it take from a Nick Fury cameo to make a grown man in Australia (which was notoriously founded by criminals and derelicts) nearly defecate himself? We’ve posted a spoiler description after the jump. Before we get to that, be a pal and shout out to your fellow clueless moviegoers that Fury appears. Or be a cool guy and just smirk in the dark. Decisions, decisions…
Discuss: Could Nick Fury whup Iron Man? What do you think of the spoiler? Will it happen?
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