Whereas MCU followers have been excited that Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury was lastly getting a showcase with the Disney Plus sequence Secret Invasion, it turned out to be one thing of a moist squib. And we expect we all know of a comics arc which might have made for a a lot better sequence.
Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D. was a six-issue Marvel comedian e-book miniseries printed in 1988, which options Fury having to go underground to struggle the corrupt spy community. And we expect it might have the makings of an ideal 6-episode Marvel sequence.
Contemplating that even beforehand devoted MCU followers have gotten cynical about upcoming Marvel films and have been lower than smitten by Marvel Part 5, Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D. would have been a greater transfer than Secret Invasion. It options some Marvel characters who now we have already met in numerous MCU films and exhibits, together with Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernandez), Gabe Jones (Derek Luke), Jack Rollins (Callan Mulvey), and everybody’s favourite – M.O.D.O.Ok (Corey Stoll).
Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D. additionally options some characters with nice names who could be newly launched to the MCU, corresponding to Commander Clay Quartermain and Commander Dum-Dum Dugan. Some parts from the comics sequence have been borrowed for top-of-the-line Marvel films – Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Unbelievably, Nick Fury vs S.H.I.E.L.D. was tailored right into a 1998 made-for-TV film starring David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury and written by none apart from the person behind a number of the finest superhero films – David S. Goyer (Blade, the Darkish Knight Trilogy, Man of Metal and extra). It featured many of the foremost characters from the comics run, corresponding to Quartermain, Dum-Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, and (deep breath) Countess Valentina de Allegro Fontaine and Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
Contemplating that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is undoubtedly top-of-the-line Marvel characters, he might have been served lots higher by his personal TV sequence. Though the MCU has now moved onto different foes, the nice outdated days of the principle Marvel villain being HYDRA are missed, fairly truthfully.
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