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As Marvel prepares for its second phase of comic book films, it is definitely not losing sight of what made the first batch work so well. Namely, they are continuing to interconnect their universe even as they expand it. Case in point, we already know that Nick Fury and Black Widow will be appearing in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' While a certain amount of this is necessitated by how the stories played out in the graphic novels that comprise the source material, there appears to be a little more going on than just straight adaptation. During a recent interview, Samuel L. Jackson mentioned that we're going to get more than just an appearance from Fury in the next Captain America movie. When questioned about the character's backstory, and whether it needed its own movie, Jackson said...
"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."
This is an interesting tidbit for a number of reasons. The first point of intrigue is that while I know he plays a role in 'The Winter Soldier,' I don't remember Fury's backstory being mentioned in that particular story arc. So again, this is more than just adapting what's on the page. I freely admit that I am not among the comic book literati so if I am mistaken about this, I implore the more well-read Spillios to correct me, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a part of the plot. The other thing that we must contemplate regarding Jackson's statement is how this glimpse into Nick Fury's past may determine the character's cinematic future. Could it be that Marvel will use the subplot about Fury's history to determine whether interest exists for a standalone Nick Fury movie? I think we are far enough removed from the David Hasselhoff version, and the resulting wounds healed enough, that the time may be right to broach the subject again.
What do you guys think? Will the presence of Nick Fury's backstory benefit 'The Winter Soldier,' or perhaps make the plot too crowded? Do you think audiences want/need a solo Fury film?
Source: Coming Soon