Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Which Nick Fury?

Seriously? A comparison between David Hasselholf and Samuel L. Jackson for the role of Nick Fury in the upcoming Marvel Comics movies? Is there really a question? I get it that the Black version of Nick Fury is relatively new. The original Nick Fury is indeed White and I am a fan of that version. I'm not saying that Nick Fury should be played by a Black guy just because that's how he's depicted in Marvel's Ultimate Universe. I'm saying that if Nick Fury is going to be cast as a White guy in the upcoming movies then David Hasselholf is by far the wrong person for the job. The one time he played the role should be a clear indication. He may be able to look the part but his execution stinks.

The Ultimate Nick Fury, the Samuel L. Jackson version, has quite a following and frankly, he looks a lot like the new guy they draw in the comics. I understand they commissioned him to use his likeness. As far as someone that can pull off a movie role of the grizzly old arrogant vet, Samuel L. Jackson is perfect for the job. I liked him in his similar role in the xXx movies. I just hope he actually get's to kick some ass himself. This version of the comic book character can currently be found in the pages of Marvel's Squadron Supreme 2.

As far as the original Nick Fury goes (the White one), oblivious to this debate, he's still around in the comics and playing a major role in the Earth-616 Marvel Universe. You can find him in the pages of Marvel's Secret Warriors. There's definitely something to be said about the classics. They never really go out of style.

8 comments:

samax said...

i'm with you on this one...

ch555x said...

makes sense...

Nix said...

While I've seen the white Nick Fury kick some major ass in the comics, Hasselhoff made him kind of lame. Nick Fury from The Ultimates (aka black Nick Fury), obviously ready to be played by Samuel L. Jackson, also kicks some major ass. Think if they teamed up!

Samuel L. Jackson will completely do this character justice on-screen. I was pretty excited to see him at the end of Iron Man.

wallruss said...

I actually missed that part in the movie. I walked out too early. Had to wait until the DVD came out to see it.

J.R. LeMar said...

Ultimate Nick Fury is absolutely the coolest. I'm so glad that they've got SLJ to play him in the movies, & I'm happy to hear that, in addition to roles in other Marvel films, they're also considering a SHIELD movie on it's own.

Now I just hope that Mark Millar can return the comic-book version to the Ultimate Universe, from that lame Squadron Supreme comic, and use him in his upcoming Ultimate Avengers series.

wallruss said...

I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

Honestly Samauel seems to old for the character. I think the black guy from Diary of a Mad Black man would be a good choice!!!

wiredKNLGHT said...

Anything SLJ touches will be awesome