Nick Fury’s Origin Could Factor Into ‘Captain America 2′

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One scene featuring Samuel L. Jackson, just seconds long, after the credits for Iron Man (2008) spawned a film franchise like none other, culminating in the biggest event movie of the year in The Avengers. The cameo appearance by Jackson eventually earned him a nine-picture contract and an important role in organizing Marvel’s heroes into a team that will protect Earth for years to come in theaters around the world.

It also earned him fan speculation that one day his character, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., could get his own feature film, or at least one based on the secretive organization he leads.

Rumors of a SHIELD film have been there since the beginning, and Marvel executives teasing possible spinoff films for Fury and top S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), haven’t quelled the speculation. With Marvel Studios only having the production and human resources for two major theatrical productions per year, it’s become less and less likely that such a film is even feasible, especially with so many other (superpowered) heroes from Marvel Comics having scripts ready and waiting.

But if David Hasselhoff can get his own Nick Fury film, albeit a made-for-TV release, surely Samuel L. Jackson could too, right? Not likely. Fury’s role is that of a supporting one, and although his presence has increased with Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, it’s not leading to his own solo adventure. Instead, some of his backstory (in the comics, he fought alongside Captain America in WWII) explored in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, although he doesn’t shoot down the potential of it in chatting with Coming Soon:

“Everybody likes a franchise character. Bruce (Willis) had his and Sylvester Stallone had Rocky, so I like coming back to Nick Fury. Nick Fury’s a great guy… I think a lot of people know that. I know him as something else because I’ve been alive longer than most of the fans that watch the movies so I know Nick Fury as the World War II veteran and all that stuff. It might be interesting to do one day but we find out little bits and pieces about Nick and we’re going into ‘Captain America 2′ in late March.”

With flashbacks almost a certainty in order to fill in the back-story of Captain America 2′s villain and offer an origin story for The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), perhaps we’ll learn more about Nick Fury’s past as well since he does play an important part in the sequel. We’ve long speculated that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would serve as a quasi-SHIELD film due to nature of Steve Rogers’ role in the modern world, as an agent of the organization, and its shaping up into to be exactly that, potentially examining the history behind Fury, as well as Black Widow, Bucky Barnes and Rogers.

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It’s possible that, come time for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury or the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization could potentially get their own film if Marvel Studios plans to follow certain character arcs from Marvel Comics – story arcs that would see Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) eventually take over the role of Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. from Nick Fury.

But that’s more likely reserved for secondary narratives taking backseat to the bigger picture story Marvel Studios, President and producer Kevin Feige, and overseer Joss Whedon are planning.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.


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Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Can we just get a real good Captain America story?

    Bad enough Cap gets lost in posters.

  2. Lets just keep it to the main characters and let the nick fury story be told in CA2, TA2, CA3, and ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D along with Blackwidow and Hawkeye.

    It’ll leave room for MORE SUPERHERO, and not-so-superpowered hero’s like Luke Cage, or Ant-Man, even..

  3. What is phase 3 likely to be?

    • Civil War, perhaps?

      • Darn I hope not. I’m like some other people, make some of the story arc stuff from the comics (like Civil War, Dark Reign, Seige, World War Hulk, big complicated stories like that) into some good solid animated movies and do some more…feasible story lines for the big screen movies.

        • Ouch sorry gambit, i have to dissagree. the Civil war arc would be awesome to see. Plus it leads into Capt. American’s Death. i really want to see that.

          • 1) Civil War uses WAY too many characters. The whole idea is that there’s a superhero community at that point, not to mention characters like Spider-Man play an important part.
            2) There’s a lot of established history in the comics to just rush into Civil War would be wrong
            3) Ok it would be awesome but I think there’s other stories that could be better. For instance maybe a revised version of the scarlet witch storyline would be good or maybe even Dark Avengers since in that you have Norman Osborn beating Tony Stark to near death.

        • I have to agree with Gambit on this one. The Civil War should be left out of the big screen. Without the license for major players like Spider-Man, FF4, X-Men, and a few others, the movie version of the Civil War may feel a bit watered down. But since Marvel has the license for all animated version of characters, they can make it right as an animated feature.

          • Completely agree.
            There are so many great Avengers stories to be told, it doesn’t make sense to try the Civil War arc with Avengers3.

            Don’t get me wrong, I love the comic book mini-series, but IMO it’s not adaptable to the big screen (at least, not right now).

            • I believe they’re saving The Civil War for Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (now being titled Avengers Assemble in 2013). If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know there have been tiny comments and easter eggs about hero registration and a lot more heroes out there causing problems for SHIELD. It’s only a matter of time before it boils over.

              • The new animated tv show replacing EMH is a reboot though, isn’t it? – As far as I understand it, EMH’s stories and events will have nothing to do with the new show (unfortunately).

                • @theavenger Actually the EMH show is based directly off the comic books. The new one taking its place in 2013 – Avengers Assemble – will follow Falcon after he’s officially joined the team and will more closely follow the film-verse, from what I’ve read.

                  • Go to WIKIPEDIA you two. It explains some if not everything.

                  • I know EMH is based off of the comics, what I’m saying is, last I heard Avengers Assemble (the animated tv series starting 2013) will be a reboot of EMH (meaning all the events of EMH will not have taken place in the new show’s “universe”).

                    and @broadway: I’m not one of those people who hate Wikipedia, but in this case, it’s not of much help (according to them, very little has been confirmed yet)

              • I’ve watch it and it’s pretty good

          • I feel the same way. Just like with Secret Invasion, which I would love to see live action. To much is needed in the form of IP and back story. And I don’t feel Spider Woman is getting her own movie any time soon.

            • What about the Secret Wars arc no one has mention that story yet we can’t forget about that

              • you got a good point there, it was quite defining, however a number of other heroes like spidey were involved(thats where he got the black suit) though it would be interesting to see. Another thought that might be cool would be a Thunderbolts movie, however they would have to stop killing off supervillians for that :p, but it would be quite interesting. also anybody else think that we might be getting this long delay for the return of hawkeye, because they are reevaulating the character’s design, and we might see him return with a more iconic outfit(like something along the lines of any number of his classic costumes), and his hoverbike? just a thought

      • would love to see a civil war movie, but perhaps by phase 5 when lots of characters are established and money is mad by disney to convince a crossover with sony and fox.

        sad thing though we might never see a turn from charming to jackass for Robert Downey Jr then

      • i just hope that there will be a Black Panther movie in there somewhere.

        • There has to be one. He’s too important to the franchise overall.

          • and Ms Marvel

      • I think an Antman 2 will be in there.

      • I thought Antman was the Start of phase 3!! Im prolly wrong but I do know I heard that somewhere and that A2 will be the end of phase 2.

        • Antman comes after the Avengers 2 bringing “Phase Two” to a close.

          • A comma before “bringing” would change the meaning of the whole sentence. So just to clarify, are you saying Antman or Avengers 2 ends Phase 2?

            • I THINK YOU ARE WRONG TONY! sorry but I think Antman is the start to phase 3!!!
              Rob Keys, can you answer this for us! I seem to
              remember reading that Antman was the begining of phase 3!
              I honestly would not think that the MONSTER money maker will not be the end of this second phase, instead of an unknown quantity being the end of phase 2 but on the other hand it may be smart to end phase 2 with an unknown quantity! In case it sucks, or does not do what they HOPE it will do!

  4. Honestly, if I go see a Captain America film, I want to see Captain America. I don’t give a rat’s pattootey about Samuel L Fury’s origins. I don’t like him in the role, never did, never will. He’s just playing himself in full-on “snakes on a plane” mode. He may have had some good roles in the past, but honestly, he’s become a sad caricature of an actor in recent films.

    I expect to see a story about Captain America and about the Winter Soldier when I pay $12 to see a movie called “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier”. I want THEIR backstory. I don’t care for Nick Fury. A “detailed examination of his origins” doesn’t belong anywhere except in a “Nick Fury: Snakes on a Helicarrier” film, where he can chew all the scenery he wants.

    • My sentiments exactly, Mike. This is a Captain America movie.
      Samuel L. Jackson always just plays Samuel L. Jackson
      and is nothing more than a distraction for me.

    • Man you took the words right out of my mouth. I’ve been saying that about Jackson for years. He’s gotten lazy. Just plays himself. I wish they would gotten someone else.

      • The Ultimate Furyis based entirely on SLJ.

        • Dude do you post on CBM as well?

    • @Mike E. Completely agree with you on what the film should focus on more. Completely & Totally disagree with Sam’s position in Hollywood now. Do you realize that your critiquing one(and always will be)of the greatest to ever grace the big screen. The only reason why most people never place him on the same level as Denzel is because of the roles he chooses to play. Which I have always felt was idiotic & narrow minded on those people’s part. He always brings his “A” game to whatever it is he’s doing. Nothing more & certainly nothing less…Period.

      • he definitely brings “nothing more” to any of his recent roles. As others have said, and I have repeated ad nauseam, he plays the exact same role in every film he’s been doing now for a number of years.

        I absolutely LOVED him in “Unbreakable” (one of my favourite films).

        So it’s not like I’m a hater. It’s just gotten to the point where I cannot stand to see him playing the exact same character, regardless of what’s in the script. He brings exactly NOTHING new to the table. In my opinion, he’s artistically lazy.

          • S.L. Jackson is still working because casting directors know that people like you confuse his “acting” with greatness.

            He’s exactly like Jack Nicholson has become. The exact same person in every role.

            And no, the same material given to five different actors will give five different interpretations. There’s no reason why S.L. Jackson shouldn’t be able to vary his OWN interpretation of the material he is given. That’s the “subtlety” of acting skill. Something which S.L.J. seems to be sorely lacking in these last few films.

            Hell, he’s even managing to do the exact same thing he did in Star Wars. There’s no sense that there is a different character being played. It’s always “oh look, S.L.J. in another movie”. It’s nearly impossible to forget who the actor is and be engrossed only by the character he’s playing… because those characters always seem to be the exact same person, from film to film.

            Screen Ranters have recently taken to bashing Channing Tatum, and quite honestly, I don’t see how anyone can hold S.L.J in such high regard and turn around and bash Tatum. I’ve seen considerably more subtlety and variation in Tatum’s recent performances than in S.L.J’s recent films.

            Look, we obviously won’t agree on our opinions regarding S.L.J. So may as well leave it at “agree to disagree”. As I said, I adored him in “Unbreakable” and regret that he’s taken to replaying the same character now in every film he plays. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way about him. In that, at least, I take solace in not being alone.

            • Agree to Disagree. In this case I agree on that one.

              P.S. Channing Tatum? Really!? Well he has “the look”, but we’ll have to wait & see where his future takes him….I guess.

          • +1.

  5. I hope not.

    Great character but we do not need origin stories for every hero on the screen.

  6. If this is going to be the “SHIELD” movie, I hope against hope that Hawkeye will be in it. Jeremy Renner is a great actor, and I just want Marvel to give him a chance to actually act. The worst part of Avengers was that they did pretty much nothing with the character.

    • @Judge Dredd. I agree completely about Hawkeye. To me he stood out like a sore thumb when it came to the dialogue scenes, but contributed quite well when all the action was going on. My biggest hangup was focused more on his suit, or rather a lack of one.

    • Right with you. I understood why Jeremy wasn’t completely satisfied with his character in The Avengers.
      I think he has two or three films to work soon, so I don’t know of he’ll have the time to be in the TV show. Hopefully, he’ll be in at least a few episodes.

      • he needs a couple things to salvage the character, first off he needs the wisecracking, second he needs a real costume, even if it varies somewhat from the original third, we need to see his hoverbike! now that would be fun. currently he feels like another shield lacky. maybe they should bring in the swordsman as a foil to him!

    • He won’t be in this one. It’s following The Winter Soldier arc, so it’ll be about Cap first and foremost, and Bucky & Black Widow (their shared history) and Falcon.

      • speaking of the Falcon, I realy hope they go with something interesting, not nessecarily as flashy as the original costume, but a variant of it, we do not need random boring assualt suits!! hey say, hiya Rob, say on a marvel note, are you considering doing an Iron Man Armors we would love to see article? now that would be fun. and I wonder if we will see cyborg Zola! we know the design exists(saw it in CATFA) now that would be fun to see

      • Actually Rob it will have…The Falcon,Nick Fury,& Black Widow besides the 2 main stars(Cap & The Winter Soldier). To what capacity or degree the first 3 will be used in is something for everyone to speculate at since we don’t have any concrete proof…yet.

  7. Whatever gets us to a Civil War storyline.

  8. I think Nick works better as an accessory rather than the main piece. He’s good the way he is. If Marvel was thin on material then I could see a Nick Fury movie, but they have so much material that I can’t see why they would need to do one.

  9. captain america 2 needs to be about captain america seems that their adding way to many characters and other stories with it

    • Trust me “vlad”, Captain America WILL be about CAPTAIN AMERICA. As far as “The Winter Soldier” goes of course he’ll be the 2nd focal point of the story seeing that he’ll be Cap’s arch nemesis. When it comes to Fury’s backstory I’m pretty sure they won’t spend much more than 15mins. explaining how he became that agencies head in charge, & they’ll probably blend it in quite nicely to everyone’s approval overall.

      • I agree. When I think about it, yes the article says it’ll explore it “in detail”, but probably all it will be is around two or so flash backs or part of a monologue or something along those lines to kinda “explore” what their talking about and all of that will probably take up a total of (maybe) like 4-8 minutes (give or take) of run time in a two hourish movie.

        And any of the other characters mentioned up to now may only appear for a scene or two in the whole movie. We don’t really have a clear indication yet of how major any of the other roles will be. So taking all that into consideration I’d say there’s still around an hour fifteen to an hour thirty minutes (give or take) that could souly focus on the two promised main characters: Cap and TWS (+ other antagonist)

      • I agree with you that it’ll be about Captain America. However, all this news is making me slightly worried that this sequel might turn into another Iron Man 2. Granted, I liked that movie, but I felt it suffered from having to usher a lot of groundwork for the MCU in that film. From all of these elements they’re adding, it sounds like this might happen in this case. Hopefully, that doesn’t end up being the case, but it’s something to be careful of.

  10. I would like to see Fury’s origin story as a special 2 hr pilot for the SHIELD TV show. Jackson will demand big money but Marvel/Disney can afford it.

    By the end of the pilot, Fury’s relationship with the SHIELD organization could be on the rocks. Then the first season episode will introduce the new SHIELD boss and start laying out some back story for the regular cast, as well as throw the first problem(s) at them.

    This would start the season off with a BANG! Especially with Whedon directing.

  11. Honestly I don’t want this to be a SHIELD movie. I want it to be a Captian America movie.

    • @Helix. This is NOT a Shield film. That’s why their name isn’t in the movie’s title. More or less those characters will be used to support Cap’s story. He’s a big boy & can handle most missions on his own. It’s not as if this is another Avengers film where a group of outsiders/aliens are trying to invade the planet again.

  12. I don’t understand why we aren’t getti g another full length Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo. He did a great job in the avengers. Next to spiderman he is my favorite marvel character. He at least deserves that.

    • @Chris. Based on the fact that The Hulk hasn’t been as “bankable” as his Avenger teammates when it comes to profits, MARVEL is a little hesitant when it comes to giving the big green guy his own flick once again. Remember also, the Avengers was a “group” film with an all-star cast. Even if the Hulk was terrible it probably wouldn’t had mattered that much since “almost” everyone else was good. The flip side to that would be if you go back & watch that film again & count how many minutes he was actually on screen it wasn’t nearly the same as it was in either of the 2 solo movies. So with that said how could they possibly mess up his appearance when they didn’t even have to show him that much.

      • they could do a hulk film with appearences from maybe 1 or 2 of the other characters so it is not a RE-HASHING of the same ol’ stuff, they could have IM of cap maybe even thor but just add a mix of them NOT AN AVENGERS RE-HASH either but a hulk film with some different storylines, some of the humor, a bit more of the hulk talking and controlling his “anger” also it does not have to be a world threat maybe some smaller threats, some different dtuff from general thunderbolt/red hulk! CMON MARVEL GET CREATIVE and give the hulk his DUE but make it interesting and fun! and more of a story of how he and the others get into more of a group mode all living at stark tower!!! DID ANYONE SEE the end of the avengers where stark an potts are re-doing the tower and stark is pulling up living quarters within stark tower!! all the R&D that stark and banner could get into! maybe even working with Jane foster to further her “foster theory” there can be a million different ways to make a GOOD DIFFERENT hulk movie

        • yea I’ve seen that part in the movie but I also so saw the scene where the team was at a restaurant eating together like an ordinary family that was cute

  13. I think Marvel should use Daredevil and Vision. It’s only a matter of time before Marvel and Sony come to terms on an agreement to allow them to use those characters on the big screen. I think, once that happens, the perfect threat to face would be Galactus, since they’re rebooting FF, anyway. Just my opinion, though.

    • @Taskmaster. Not to rubb “old” news in your face or anything, but MARVEL already owns both those characters. In fact they never gave Vision to anyone. As far as “The Devil” goes they acquired his rights earlier this year from FOX…not SONY. So it’s all good from here.

  14. I don’t know if this fact has dawned on some of you guys, but it IS possible for Fury’s origin to factor into the movie with only one or two lines of dialog.

    Just because his origin might play a part, doesn’t mean the movie won’t be about Captain America!!! (geez)

    • I completely agree. He doesn’t need to steal the spotlight – seeing as how he really wasn’t in the Avengers until more towards the end – in order for his origins to come into view. And since they’re going to have to tell where Bucky/Winter Soldier came from, I’m guessing there’ll be a few moments of Nick thrown in. Plus, Crossbones is confirmed for present-day scenes in Cap 2, so that may aid in shuffling out more of Nick Fury by helping Cap discover who this new villain is, etc.

        • I’m sorry but unless you have a time machine, you dont know how MArvel is or is not going to structure this movie. You can make educated guesses, but everyones opinons and ideas are valid at this point. And as Iron Man 2 showed, Marvel can take time away from the main story to show a secondary story more relevant to the larger cinematic universe. If Marvel wants to make the next Captain America a Shield movie with Cap as the lead or focus point, they will. They havent even started filming yet. Changes are still being made. Lets wait before we start telling people they are wrong.

          • +1

  15. I still think Avengers 2 should have Thanos as the main villain as they will but then he becomes an even bigger threat leading to his defeat in Avengers 3.

    • @Dazz. You don’t know if he will or not. We have to wait and see what happens in Guardians of the Galaxy.

  16. Avengers Three should be World War Hulk, although many of the characters from the mini-series aren’t on the big screen and th FF are being rebooted, maybe a deal can be made with Fox to include them, they could introduce the Sentry, and Black Bolt. BUT if they are doing a Civil War for Avengers 3 then much more deals will be made between studios which seems unlikely.

  17. I think the casting of Jackson as Nick Fury was really, really stupid. He isn’t such a ‘great’ actor and now thanks partly to this has an ego the size of Mexico. And also now thanks to some bonehead in the Casting Department we have to put up with MORE of him.

  18. By the way: Nick Fury’s origin was in WW2.

  19. As in: Sergeant Fury and the Howling Commandoes. And he wasn’t anything other than white, chomping on a constantly unlit cigar.

  20. Heck, Jamie Foxx would had worn that eye patch much better.

    • In case you haven’t figured it out already, Sam’s version of Fury was clearly taken from MARVEL’s storyline “Ultimate Avengers” where Sam looks exactly like him. So your whole path down memory lane refering to him being “White” means nothing in this case seeing that they clearly prefer using bits & pieces from all over the Avengers universe.

    • @datdemdar: Not really.
      The Nick Fury seen in the movies is based off of The Ultimates’ version of Nick Fury and that Nick Fury is in turn, based off of Sam Jackson.
      So SLJ is actually the PERFECT person to play Nick Fury since the Nick Fury he’s playing is based on himself! :D

      (Jamie Foxx would have made a great Rodey/War Machine though)

  21. No one cares about Fury’s origin.

  22. What is with this bashing of SLJ? For what stupid reason? I can’t believe some of the comments I have been reading.

  23. So much for that. The movie had everything but.