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Nick Fury - The Avengers

Nick Fury from The Avengers played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Nick Fury is a fictional male Human in the The Avengers comic series who was played on screen by Samuel L. Jackson. Nick Fury is the head of the millitary and intelligence organisation known as S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. It is an organisation that is roughly equivalent to A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans) in the D.C. Comics universe.

The Beginning

When Nick Fury was first created, Nick was a white man in his forties with an eye patch. He was not at that time leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. but a group of World War 2 commandoes. He was first moved to the C.I.A. and then relocated to S.H.I.E.L.D.

Unlike S.H.I.E.L.D., the C.I.A. organisation actually exists and is the primary civillian intelligence organisation of the United States Government, not answerable to the Department of Defense but direct to the President.

Nick first made his movie appearance in the David Hasslehoff movie, "Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD" where he is recalled back into service when Hydra, the terrorist organisation is threatening the world. The trailer for the film can be found YouTube, where else?

When Marvel started the new wave of movies, Samuel L. Jackson was given the role. Sam wore the distinctive eye patch. It annoyed a number of purists because Nick had always been white so far. Marvel retired the white depiction of the character and introduced Nick Fury Jr, who was black.

Guest Appearances

Unlike the characters of Marvel, Nick is a bit character who makes guest appearances in the films, mostly at the end. He first appeared in the first Iron Man movie when Nick goes to visit Tony Stark in the end credits scene.

Unlike the other characters, he rarely does any running about, preferring to ordering people around and asking people to join S.H.I.E.L.D. Sam has made guest appearances in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series for instance, he appeared to castigate Phil Coulson after the S.H.I.E.L.D. plane was damaged in the second episode of the first series.

Infinity Wars and Captain Marvel

When Thanos activates his Infinity Glove, Nick Fury is with Maria Hill at the time. These two characters are of the fifty percent of the Universe's population that is erroded away. Just before he disappears, Nick Fury puts in a call to Carol Danves, a.k.a. Captain Marvel.

For the Captain Marvel film which is set in 1995, Samuel has been de-aged, he has been given hair so he looks younger. Sam also isn't wearing an eye patch in the trailer. Maybe it is during the events of Captain Marvel and the battle with the Skrulls that he will loose his eye in the Marvel film universe.

Nick Fury Facts

Alien RaceHuman
AllegianceThe Avengers
ActorSamuel L. Jackson
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

Copyright: Marvel Comics

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