Whenever there is talk of what new films Marvel Studios can offer to their film slate, one of the options that invariably comes up is a Nick Fury solo movie (it used to be a Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. film but that was before the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show became a possibility). And while a Nick Fury film could work–he’s a mysterious character in the Marvel films whose back story remains to be told–there are a lot of other Marvel properties in line ahead of him.
Comingsoon.net/Superherohype interviewed Samuel L. Jackson during the press junket for Django Unchained (a press tour that is quickly becoming a well spring of comic book movie news), and asked him about the possibility of a solo Fury film to reveal the character’s story, and the actor let it be know that we might be finding out more about the character sooner than you think, just not in a solo Fury film:
We asked Jackson whether he felt that doing a solo Nick Fury movie would be necessary to answer questions anyone might have about the character.
“I think a lot of people know that,” Jackson responded. “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.”
So, might we find out more about Fury throughout the Marvel films, starting with Captain America: The Winter Soldier? And will his film origins match his comic book origin as Jackson seems to indicate? We’ll probably find out much more between now and April 4, 2014, the date the sequel hits theaters.