Thursday, June 21, 2007

Nick Mutha F--in' Fury

So some truly great superhero movie news has come down the pipeline today. They have finally cast the howlin' commando himself Nick Fury. And who can it be? Why the most badass mutha f--in' actor working today; your hero and mine. SAMUEL L. JACKSON...

Nick Fury is the head of Marvel's super espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and has been a small yet integral player in the Marvel universe for years. A few years back when Marvel revamped and relaunched a number of their key titles creating the Ultimate line of books they somewhat controversially changed Fury from white to black, and started drawing his character based on Sam Jackson. I'm not kidding. With the actors full permission they revamped Fury into a mix of that character that Jackson is famous for: the Jules from Pulp Fiction, the cop from Snakes on a Plane, the badassedness of Mace Windu. They kept his trademark eyepatch, but changed how he looked to match exactly Samuel Jackson.

Really when you look at it, you have to admit Sam Jackson is perfect for the role.

So I forgot one of the most important aspects of the story. While Marvel has plans on the books for a Nick Fury film. I mean another Fury film. They actually made a very cheesy made for tv Nick Fury film in the early 90s starring non other than David Hasselhoff. And he has appeared in both the recent animated direct to market Ultimates films. However he's going to have to wait just a bit longer for his big screen solo effort. He can first be seen in Favreau's Iron Man film, coming out next spring. I am really looking more and more forward to this film. With this caliber of actor they're really setting themselves up for something great.


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