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Colonel Nick Fury


The man most notably missing from Civil War wasn't Hulk or Thor, their absences were mentioned. No, it was Colonel Nick Fury who was missed the most. Probably because if present he would have slapped Secretary of State Ross and found a way to reunite the Avengers before they really split.



What was so important that Fury didn't emerge from the shadows? With only two movies left on Samuel L. Jackson's contract, what is Fury's next movie? Infinity Wars? There was talk of a Nick Fury movie, I assume some form of origin story. To me this would be an interesting origin to explore, especially after hearing the Bogota story from The Winter Soldier. But there are some who are bored of origin stories, though I think that's more to do with the constant reboots of franchises like Batman and Spider-Man. It would also mean hiring a younger actor to play young Fury. Who could play a young Samuel L. Jackson? It's plain to see that Jackson has made the role of Fury his own, so instead of trying to cast a younger Fury why not make a movie about him after the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D.? At the end of The Winter Soldier, the old spy wasn't giving up, he faked his death and went straight back to work, clearly he's a workaholic!



So what's Fury been up to since that day when three Helicarriers fell out of the sky taking S.H.I.E.L.D. with them? Not much is known about his actions or his whereabouts. Apart from his brief appearance in Age of Ultron in which we learn he can pop up anywhere and still has the ability to pull a Helicarrier out of moth balls and convince the Avengers to stay united. The latter makes his absence from Civil War even more strange. Considering Nick Fury is a spy, he's no doubt gathering intelligence on Hydra, or at least what's left of it. This to me presents an interesting opportunity. One of the biggest complaints about the movies of the MCU is that they're all very similar in terms of story. A movie about Fury after the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D. could bring something new to the MCU and answer a few questions.



Combining the political espionage of The Winter Soldier with the style of a Jason Bourne movie would ground the story in a degree of reality. The Jason Bourne movies would serve well as inspiration for a movie like this because Fury is out there alone, his support structure, his agency...gone. It was this sort of combination that helped make the Daniel Craig Bond movies so successful. Nick Fury isn't super human but he is very capable and even though S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone there are still many who are loyal to him:
  • Natasha Romanoff
  • Clint Barton
  • Maria Hill
  • Phil Coulson
  • Sharon Carter
There are no doubt many villains in the Marvel comics that could be adapted for a movie like this. The movie could somehow connect with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - in which Fury has already appeared. Either way it would be interesting to learn more about Marvel's very own man of mystery. It may not act as a direct lead into Infinity Wars or the next phase of the MCU but with rumours flying that Romanoff is getting her very own movie, who says it needs to?



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