Captain America 2 may explore Nick Fury's origin story

But there's no spin-off on the horizon

There have long been rumours about Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury getting a spin-off adventure as part of Marvel's extended universe, but according to the star, we shouldn't hold our breath.

While he doesn't shoot down the possibility entirely, it sounds as though Fury's character will continue to be fleshed out as part of other adventures, as opposed to having one all to himself.

"Everybody likes a franchise character. Bruce [Willis] had his and Sylvester Stallone had Rocky, so I like coming back to Nick Fury. Nick Fury’s a great guy… I think a lot of people know that.

"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.”

Whether or not we get to see a little more of that soldierly side of his character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier remains to be seen, but Jackson certainly seems to know his stuff. We'll find out for sure when the film arrives in UK cinemas on 4 April 2014.

Would you welcome a Nick Fury spin-off? Tell us, below!


    • ilikescifi

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:21

      Good. Just because a character is a good character doesn't mean they warrant their own film. A poorly handled origin story could diminish the integrity of the character, eg wolverine, Catwoman, Electra, in fact I think origin stories are quite crappy in general

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    • ilikescifi

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:25

      Come to think of it, a well written story should eliminate the need for an origin story. If anything it should make an interesting interlude to a regular film, breaking up the linear narrative of the storyline, after all it is fantasy, right? The types of people that go to these films don't need to be spoon-fed

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:54

      Back when he was known as Nick Calm lol

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Dec 19th 2012, 13:55

      I would rather they make present-day Nick Fury more interesting rather than delve into his origin.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Dec 19th 2012, 18:33

      More interesting than chasing a fighter jet down a runway with a rocket launcher? ;P I do like Mr Fury, but I for one would like to know more about how he's so 'integrated' with SHIELD and the rest of the Marvel Universe. (From a film view, as I know how the various comic versions go)

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2012, 19:18

      I'd much prefer Nick telling Cap America about his origin in a flashback than having a spin off movie.

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    • FBJRider

      Dec 19th 2012, 19:48

      Finding out about Fury and Sheild's origins over the course of Cap't America 2, Avengers 2 etc. is probably a lot better than a separate movie. Comic book movies need to move away from reality and explore the fantastical elements.

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    • mattburgess

      Dec 19th 2012, 23:02

      I am really enjoying the 'reality' spin that comic book movies have taken recently. I know that a lot of people have been calling for superhero movies to hark back to their more fantastical days (see above), but personally I find that when they do, it just turns into a kids movie, and I can't get away from the fact that I'm watching something that clearly isn't real, and therefore I can't even begin to invest in the characters. This makes me sad, because I want to enjoy the movie :-(

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Dec 20th 2012, 9:31

      Some people forget that "fantastical" superhero films have a greater capacity for turning out s**te. Superman (the Donner film) was actually more grounded in reality than people remember. See "fantastical" superhero films for your reference - The Fantastac Four, Batman and Robin (sorry, easy target), Punisher: Warzone, etc. My preference is a balance between the two because the very nature of the superhero concept is fantastical. On another note, no, I don't think a single "action" sequence of Fury shooting down a plane (and still not achieving his objective) is bada$$ enough for the charachter.

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    • trist808

      Dec 20th 2012, 10:44

      Surely it makes more sense to explore Fury's origins and charater in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series? Pretty sure Jackson's gonna feature in it and the TV format would work better. We learn about Fury as we learn about S.H.I.E.L.D. and how they came into being.

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