Samuel L. Jackson On A NICK FURY Solo Film And Race Change

We all know by now that Samuel L. Jackson is game for reprising his role as Nick Fury in his own solo film, and he keeps expressing his interest. He also discusses race change in movies and says he expected more fan outrage over Fury's change than what we got. Check it out...

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By TheAbaryMan369 - 4/1/2014


Back in 2008 Samuel L. Jackson gave many people a nerdgasm when he appeared during Iron Man's post-credits scene as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury. Now he continues to star as the character in many of Marvel's MCU films. But the one movie he hasn't starred in is his own solo film. We all know that Fury starred in many solo adventures in the comics, but how well would that work on film? In an interview with MovieFone, Sam Jackson says: Oh, I'd love to do a Nick Fury film, but it would probably involve all these people also in the same way. I mean, the "Iron Man" standalone is kind of different. But, I mean, Nick being Nick and where he is in terms of S.H.I.E.L.D. and all this other stuff, I always imagined that there would be some of these other people involved in that somewhere and in some way. It would be interesting to find out what they think his development was. I often think about his relationship to Cap. He's sort of ageless. Right now I'm not real sure, because, you know, the Nick Fury I remember was a guy with a patch in World War II or whatever. So how old is this dude? And why is he still around and so vital?

He was also asked about why he thinks there isn't as much outcry over the change in race to Nick Fury as there was to that of the announcement that Michael B. Jordan would be playing The Human Torch in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. However it may not be a fair argument considering Nick Fury actually was black in the comics during Marvel's Ultimate reboot. Jackson says: I was surprised that there hadn't been more outrage or outcry, but I guess the audience now that's watching these films -- a lot of them haven't gone back in that comic book history to see that, you know. When somebody says David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury, people kind of dismiss it as, "Well, that had to be f**ked up because David Hasselhoff did it." So, they don't see it that way, but yet, still this week, I look online and, you know, now people are all bitched out because Quvenzhane (Wallis) is playing Annie (in the new film version of the musical "Annie"). It's kind of like, it's a f**king fantasy, you know. People do this kind of thing all the time. It's another iteration of Annie so accept it or don't accept it. You can check out Samuel L. Jackson next appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opening in US theaters this Friday.
Source: MovieFone
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sameoldthing - 4/1/2014, 11:05 AM
Solo films for ALL Marvel characters!!
Doopie - 4/1/2014, 11:14 AM
maybe a solo film of a young nick fury would work better than sam doing the whole thing. they could cover his time in WWII, his longevity...and when he became black
kevberg - 4/1/2014, 11:25 AM
Again with the shortsighted statements again by Jackson.

When dealing with the race change..everyone focuses on the Race part never the CHANGE part.

Its about the fact that hollywood LOVES to butcher CBMS with ARTISTIC changes ( this goes with novels as well) and take liberties so much that the characters are almost un recognizable.

MARVEL , to their credit , mostly leans to the side of being faithful to the comics ---mostly.

If we just not care about something fairly important like race...what else are we going to overlook? what else are we going to make excuses for?

and If So --Then Jason Momoa for Black Panther!

And BTW, in the Case of NIck Fury--when Marvel wanted to do the ULTIMATE UNIVERSE---a parallel marvel universe , They asked Jackson for his Ok to use him for Nick and establish that in the comics --which he conveniently doesnt acknowledge.
Joementum - 4/1/2014, 11:27 AM
"FURY"

The man who knows the world's most dangerous secrets, is the world's most dangerous man.

Cameos by:
Hawkeye
Iron Patriot
Falcon
Winter Soldier
Agent Carter (Flashback)
MexicanChinman - 4/1/2014, 11:29 AM
@kevberg, cry me a river.
LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 11:30 AM
Difference is...

There was a African American NICK FURY in Marvel Comics, what FOX is doing is wrong and only doing it to hype up the damn movie and its not just that casting but near the whole movie is going in the wrong direction, gonna make the last two look like masterpieces.

I'd be pissed off if BLADE turned white or Dr Doom turned female, ugh wait :p.

THE THING casting sucks too, stupid lazy casting.

Make mine MARVEL STUDIOS ;)
dougieisrollingthejays - 4/1/2014, 11:32 AM
just put him in the agent carter show.
JoJo1982 - 4/1/2014, 11:38 AM
Even Samuel l Jackson is shutting the haters up on race change

Deal with it
MexicanChinman - 4/1/2014, 11:40 AM
@LEEE777, the movies aren't the comics and they are their own separate universe. The films can do whatever they want. There is no difference between changing Nick Fury black in the ultimate comics and Human Torch black in the new Fantastic Four reboot. CATFA didn't have Capitan America a part of the Invaders, Ironman didn't deal with Vietnam, Avengers didn't have two of the founding members, The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel changed a lot, Blade isn't English in his movies, and so on and so forth.
JoJo1982 - 4/1/2014, 11:47 AM
@mexican

Agreed

But ppl on here would never understand or better yet deal with it
LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 11:52 AM
The films can do whatever they want.

Yeah that's the problem @ TheMexicanSupermanBangsScarlettJohansson and no shit lol.

Look at WATCHMEN, near perfect cbm, but ofc they can't all be like that but if your gonna change the whole character then make new ones because it just takes you out of the whole damn movie these characters you grew up with changed for no reason, just cause they can.

Yeah MOS wasn't awesome (which it should have been), shame that lost the magic of what Superman is all about.

Of course though, Cavil was awesome ; D
JayJayCAW - 4/1/2014, 11:56 AM
"So accept it or don't accept it".......oh so your ok with saying that until someone says that they don't accept it, then you say "it's just a [frick]ing fantasy".......gosh your a smart one Jackson....
YoungThanos - 4/1/2014, 12:02 PM
At least Sam is giving options. He's not saying "It's 2014, get over it!"

NO! He's saying, "either you except it or you don't." As it should be.

Which in MJB's case I DON'T!!!!
kevberg - 4/1/2014, 12:04 PM
@mexicansuperman--

Fahk off jackass.

You're an Idiot. The movies don't EXIST without the comics. its statements like that that give birth to crap like TDKR which was terrible because egos like yours think its ok to crap all over the properties.
kevberg - 4/1/2014, 12:12 PM
BTW- Mexicanstupidman-- Cap did have the Human Torch and by your standards just because they LEFT out some info means that they changed it? Of course they didnt have the invaders because the budget and the movie would be 3 hours long. Does that mean they didnt leave the door open for them in later films and flashbacks ---no.

Ironman didnt have vietnam because it would make tony in his 60's, they wanted to date him with a war closer to our time period but its still the same basic scenario---but dont let facts get in your way.

LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 12:12 PM
TDKR was a pile of shit agreed @ Kev!

True borefest full of flaws and they crapped all over the Bat characters towards the end. I tried watching it a second time and it was too painful could only get halfway through and that's a record for me, loved TDK and BEGINS but RISES was such a damn let down, glad we had AVENGERS that year that wiped its ass, hell so did DREDD!


As for the solo NICK FURY movie, awesome can't wait!

Just hope it shows how big S.H.I.E.L.D actually is, something AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D never will because of the budget and it being TV of course.
BatManiac - 4/1/2014, 12:21 PM
"Well, that had to be f**ked up because David Hasselhoff did it."



Haha, [frick] you Hasselhoff!
LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 12:27 PM
KEV @ Love to see an INVADERS movie at some point!

I reckon Marvel might in the future, probably wait till they have the rights back for NAMOR. Just be cool though to see a MARVEL STUDIOS take on Torch, talking about the Original Human Torch of course, that would be amazing and make it like the WATCHMEN flashbacks of the Minutemen and you got a winner and expand the MCU even more!

Hoping GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is the biggest cbm this year fingers crossed, deff looks the most fun.
AsgardianHobo - 4/1/2014, 12:29 PM
lol batmaniac!

@ the ppl mad at Sam's opinion

Sora - 4/1/2014, 12:36 PM
Given the ultimate universe influence in the movie verse, it's not suprisingly they went with a black nick fury
Human torch on the other hand doesn't look remotely close to his comicbook counterpart...
CapFanLex005 - 4/1/2014, 12:43 PM
If you have an issue with a fake persons race, that says way more about your own insecurity than anything else. If the actor or actress is good, and the script is good then I dont give a rats @$$ what race they are.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 12:43 PM
Being not a Marvel fan, I hadn't even heard of Nick Fury until I saw IronMan. But, I then realized there was a black version and white version in the comic books, so I thought, "eh so they went with the black version." DIdn't bother me. Human Torch on the other hand, represents change for no good reason. And it goes against so much of what we already knew about the Storm siblings.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 12:45 PM
CapFanLex, a russian Captain America? A japanese Bruce Banner? A black Superman? A white Cyborg? Are you seeing what is wrong?
gamecreatorjj - 4/1/2014, 12:48 PM
The reason getting pissed about this kind of casting is inherently racist, is that the people complaining can't see through race to find the merits of the actor toward the role. Not being able to see through race is racist in itself.
BatManiac - 4/1/2014, 12:49 PM
A Russian Captain America is just silly, obviously, but there's nothing stopping Superman from being black, Cyborg being white, or Bruce Banner being Japanese, as they're not defined by their skin colour or nationality.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 12:50 PM
What they did in the Dark Knight trilvesty was gave us versions of each character that we'd NEVER SEEN BEFORE, not even in the COMIC BOOKS. Get my meaning?
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 12:52 PM
Why stop at race? WHy not have Superman with a different numer of fingers or eyes? This isn't about hatred. It's about we the fans know the charcater, physical and personality-wise. You want a different version, make a different version with a different name. Believe me, I'm not racist.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 12:53 PM
I hate even calling it race. I think of it in terms of what it is, the facial structure, the skin tones. That's the physical aspect of a character we know. The sex. So am I sexist too? :D
BatManiac - 4/1/2014, 1:05 PM
As you know, comic book movies are rarely straight up adaptions, and just like comic writers, people like to put their own stamp on the character.

All I can say is, if you want to see the character you know, go read the comic. If you're not open to reinterpretations, I don't think comic book movies are for you.
BatManiac - 4/1/2014, 1:06 PM
I'm not saying you have to like the changes made, I'm just saying if you're not willing to give it a chance simply because it's not exactly what you know, then I don't think comic book movies are for you, especially Marvel and DC movies.
gamecreatorjj - 4/1/2014, 1:08 PM
@Jediphilosopher what you are talking about drastically changes the character, Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Diana Prince, Johnny Storm, all of these characters aren't defined by their race or their hair color, to say that they are is an insult to the writers who have worked so long on shaping these character's individuality. To only look at race without taking the role itself or merits of the actor in consideration is most definitely racist. Look at Micheal Keaton and 80's Bruce Wayne, they look drastically different, same with Spider man and Toby Macquire. Chris Evans looks nothing like Johnny Storm. Paying attention only to how they look in the face is nothing but a knew jerk reaction without putting any reasonable thought into it.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:11 PM
The way they look. I dont care if movies havent done it right til now. It's about time. We have the technology. We can bring these characters, including appearance, to the big screen. Maybe you don't care about that, but many do. There can be a black guy play a white guy, I don't care, so long as he looks and acts the part.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:12 PM
FACIAL STRUCTURE, skin tone. F### race.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:12 PM
I said that ABOVE.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:13 PM
If we make a big deal about costume, and I do, I doubt you do, then the other physical things are important too.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:15 PM
Some people just dont care physically how a charcater is depicted, others do, because they like the charcater EXACTLY the way he or she is in the comic books. A slight deviation may be okay, but too much and it's not really the experience we're seeking. Kinda like a female Santa Claus.
JediPhilosopher - 4/1/2014, 1:16 PM
Spiderman wearing heavy armor in a reboot..
LEEE777 - 4/1/2014, 1:41 PM
For the record, I do not want to see a non African American Cyborg or an alien Reed Richards, male version of Lois Lane etc etc.

Its not just the Torch casting, its pretty much the whole damn movie and its at FOX?!? Seriously a true Marvel fan wants this property back at MARVEL STUDIOS where FF belong, ppl are just dumb bringing in the race card all the time... what if STORM or BISHOP got changed Caucasian or Asian?

Yeah right... bottom line you got people who care about our CBM's and them that bend over for any old shit Hollywood makes.

Forget the Torch for a minute, everything else screams wrong with this movie and its going to be forgotten a week after its released pretty much like the remake Robocop flop was.

Glad I didn't pay my hard earned $$$ to see that.
gamecreatorjj - 4/1/2014, 2:56 PM
@LEEE777 You and I and everyone else knows 6 things about this film. All 6 are people. 3 for sure great Actors, a director who hasn't had a chance to mess up yet and a decent writer. So don't go saying all signs point to shit.

A true Marvel fan wants this movie to be the best film ever made and win the Oscar for best picture because a true Marvel fan wants all Marvel properties to prosper and flourish.

At least they are trying to change things up in the CBM world, I don't know how many more all white superhero teams I can take. Age of Ultron will have an 8 person team and every single one is of the same race. Is that not a problem to you?
Deadpoolisawesome - 4/1/2014, 2:58 PM
So many freaking hypocritical comic book purists. What can i say that the other people in this comic section who aren't purist already said but of course the purist will ignore. The movies and comics are different things. People have no problem when the comics to an alternate universe story where they change things about the character but when the movies do it which is still an alternate universe purist freak out. It's an adapatation just like comic book writers they put their own stamp on the character they tell their own story they change what they want for THEIR story and as long as the movies good who cares what they change. You have no problem when the comics do it but apparently the movies aren't allowed. Lets hate the great X-Men movies like X1,X2 and First Class because they're not accurate to the comics despite being great movies. It's an adapatation just like basically every run on a comic book character has been. If you can't accept the change and just enjoy a good movie then stop watching the movies and just read the comics. If not then watch the movies and quit the F******** bitching.
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