During a recent C2E2 panel, Stan “the man” Lee said that veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson’s “Nick Fury” character wasn’t angry enough!
Who’d have thought? I mean, let’s look back at Samuel L. Jackson’s career. He’s pretty much a bad ass and even though he isn’t exactly Prince Charming in ‘The Avengers’, our man Stan expected a bit more… Fury? Apparently, the Generalissimo would like to see Jackson channel some of that infamous rage that he’s used in previous films in his portrayal as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The comment came after someone asked Lee what S.H.I.E.L.D. actually stood for. The organization was created by Lee and Jack Kirby in ‘Strange Tales’ #135 and at that time, the acronym meant Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. Then, in 1991, it was changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. However, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the name was changed once again and now the acronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division.
Stan commented on the changes:
“They changed it to something else [in the MCU]. I don’t know why they changed it. And another thing that bothers me, not about [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.], but S.H.I.E.L.D. in general in the movies, is the fella who plays Colonel Fury.”
When Lee was reminded that it was Samuel L. Jackson who plays Nick Fury in the films, he went on to say:
“He’s a friend of mine, I don’t remember his name, but Sam Jackson can do the best angry tough guy can imagine. And every time I see him in the movies, he’s so quiet and soft and I’m waiting for him to get excited and yell at people and he never does. So, I don’t know why they don’t make him like I picture him being. Why am I telling you that, it’s not why you came here.”
So do you agree with Lee? Should we have a more ‘Pulp Fiction’/’Snakes on a Plane’ Fury or is the current portrayal of the Colonel just fine with you?
And don’t forget, Faithful Followers, to look for Stan Lee’s cameo appearance in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy!’
Source: Vixen Varsity