Originally Posted by Jeffbert
For #1, Fury, though not depicted in this film, was the leader of THE HOWLING COMMANDOS
during WWII, it was not at all likely that they would have a black man commanding a mostly white unit. I really do not like the history revisionist stuff that has been going on lately. But even disregarding race, Fury was a very muscular man, unlike Jackson. I really did like the film, & was not really bothered by this until just now as I thought about this post. O.K., even more unlikely that James West could be black, but WWW was pure fantasy, anyway.
Why be accurate about DUM DUM DUGAN
but switch races with Fury?
When Marvel recreated some of it's titles for the modern age a few years ago (The Ultimate titles), one of the strongest was The Ultimates, written by Mark Millar art by Brian Hitch. This was in all but the name, The Avengers.
This had a much more cinematic feel to it, stunning visuals with massive, breathtaking story arcs; and one of the things that was said from the word go, was that Fury was going to be a driving force behind it.
Both Millar and Hitch spoke about one thing concerning the character and that was how Samuel L Jackson was who they both thought of immediately and wrote/drew the character with that in mind.
When the movie franchise(s) started, almost from the word go there was a fan movement to have Jackson play the character if he were to appear.
And I guess that is why Jackson is playing Fury in the movies!
Fury as he appeared in The Ultimates a loooong time before he appeared on the big screen
And talking of mismatched actors in films and Nick Fury, David Hasslehoff anyone?