Andrew W. Marlowe Talks SHIELD & Nick Fury Movies

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 10th, 2010 at 1:28 pm,

nick fury shield movie samuel l jackson Andrew W. Marlowe Talks SHIELD & Nick Fury Movies

One of my many Marvel Studios projects that has been talked about frequently over the last few months is that of a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie which would focus on the character of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his elite agents. Sam L revealed that such a movie could come after The Avengers but it would clearly depend on how well it performed.

The other day we reported on Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President of Production, who made it clear that he believes SHIELD could be its own franchise among other properties such as Iron First, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther. He reiterated that The Avengers would give us our first real look at the inner workings of the organization.

At Comic-Con a few weeks ago, MovieWeb joined in on the press line for ABC’s hit series Castle where they spoke with series creator Andrew W. Marlowe who’s also a screenwriter. Marlowe penned the screenplay for a Nick Fury solo film a few years back and in the video below he’s asked about adjusting it to fit Samuel L. Jackson’s take on the character.

As you’ll see, Marlowe explains how Marvel is using the character of Fury as a bigger element in The Avengers and he hasn’t carried his own series before.

I’ve mentioned this before but I believe a Nick Fury/SHIELD film is a logical next step after The Avengers. Unlike a lot of second tier Marvel characters, Nick Fury is now known to the mainstream thanks to the Iron Man movies and Samuel L. Jackson. He and the other heroes who could join him in SHIELD would be an easier sell than properties such as Dr. Strange. Such a film could already include a lot of the cast members already playing roles in that along with The First Avenger: Captain America and Thor:

What makes these characters so interesting is how they deal and work with superpowered people but have no special abilities themselves. They’re just extremely skilled at what they do and that aspect of them offers a refreshing contrast come time for The Avengers which will bring them together with the likes of Hulk and Thor.

Are you interested in a SHIELD movie?

Follow me on Twitter @rob_keyes and our main feed @screenrant and let us know your thoughts. If you missed it, check out our recap of the Marvel Studios Comic-Con panel!

Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012. What comes next we don’t yet know.

Source: MovieWeb

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  1. i honestly would love a shield movie after the avengers but only if had scarlet johansson and jeremey renner in it. i dont care much for sam l jackson but do enjoy his tske on the classic character. i think it would work and should have cameos from some of our hereos from the avengers.

  2. I don’t know if shield will work after the avengers. I don’t think it will. I have a bad feeling… but if the avengers turns out to suck, maybe shield will get the green light.

    But only if they treat it like the comic, “the nam” dark and gritty.

    And what news on avengers villains? Does the villain in shield have any connection with the villain of avengers? What shield villains are there? Hydra maybe, that can bring in jessica drew/spider woman.

    I think the time travelling Kang, coming from 1000 years in the future would have all the technology needed to conquer earth 2010 even with Avengers.

  3. I would guess that this movie could be interesting in some ways but so far I am really not all that sure it would be worth making. That would probably be pretty cool if they mixed this with the people they are planning on doing single movies of such as Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Cause let’s face it. Not everybody needs their own individual movies. Look at the Punisher War Zone. Awesome movie but a box office flop. To me it just seems like they are getting ready to flood the market with lame movies for lame characters. No doubt they are interesting when they are together but them by themselves will just be boring. Look at Shield. When he showed up in a Wolverine comic you knew that business was about to pick up. I really don’t think I have ever read a Shield Comic unless it had someone really cool in it. I mean if you can’t make the Hulk a huge success then how are you going to sell Iron Fist. That is just what we need, another Kung Fu movie about a guy discovering his power and then avenging someone. Sir… Eric Robert is on line one.

  4. In all honesty I couldn’t care less for a SHIELD movie. I would probably wait for it to be released on DVD before seeing it.

    I’m stating to think MARVEL STUDIOS are compromising their integrity by churning out quantity over quality.

  5. Ugh I don’t see why we need a Shield or Fury movie by the time Avengers come out most people will of had enough of both Fury and Shield. Hell most people are already tired of Sam Jackson.

  6. I can’t wait until every week a new comic movie gets released.

  7. Haha Ants, Jackson has been over exposing himself for the last 9 years.

    He’s a joke.

    Marvel is doomed because of Disneys influence.

  8. I think it would be cool if in the final big battle in the AVENGERS if all of them are down and beaten and a shield agent comes in and runs interfernce or does something like that gives one or more of the Avenegers enough time to do whatever they need to get back up and then win the battle. This way the victory over evil is shown to be not something only the super powered humans could do but a collaboration.

    I think the AGENT Couson character is a sceene stealer, very much soo in IM2 and so it would be kind of neat to see him does this and not Fury which is whom anyone would exect to be the SHIELD agent to save the AVENEGERS if any SHIELD agenet had to.

  9. Doomsayers! Go pester the Batman crowd. Ha, ha. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD would be an awesome movie. Limited exposure of the character in comics? Seriously? I was a big fan of the SHIELD comics — they had some awesome cover art, and since they were able to bring Black Widow to life, I have absolutely no doubt this baby will fly. It would be a very welcome break from the Bond crap that keeps getting pumped out. No, it’s the prequel Sgt. Fury I’m wondering about.. meanwhile it is about time Sam Jackson got some serious action.