Thursday, June 21, 2007

Snakes on a... ...Helicarrier?

Jon Favreau has pulled off the gutsiest move of any motion picture director of the 21st century. Today, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson began shooting his scenes for Iron Man, his character:


The story was AICN's scoop (I'd say their first this year) and the source was trustworthy. It was so secret Fav himself didn't tell me.

I know many of you are saying "Isn't Nick Fury a Colonel? and isn't he caucasian?". Well yes (and no). While in the traditional Marvel Universe, Colonel Nick Fury is caucasian but in the Marvel Ultimates universe he's an Afro-American General and his likeness is actually based on Samuel L. Jackson (with his blessing) (left). It looks like that what I wrote about Fury over a year ago here is coming to pass. While we don't obviously have a Nick Fury or S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, this could be a stepping stone for one or an Avengers movie. Perhaps Fury could appear in the origin movies for the other individual Avengers too like Ant Man, Captain America and Thor.

I hope people understand that the Marvel universe as represented on screen is not the Marvel universe of the comic books or the Ultimates universe and they can accept cool interpretations and convergences of ideas like the casting of SAMUEL L. MUTHAFUCKIN' JACKSON as Fury.

Source: AICN

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