Some of you may not know that in 1998, Marvel apparently valued the character of Nick Fury, and S.H.I.E.L.D., just enough to let David Hasselhoff portray the cycloptic master of espionage in a made-for-TV movie. Well, it happened, and just when I thought we could erase that from memory, David Hasselhoff has decided this would be an opportune time to remind us who’s the real Nick Fury. He has a few bold opinions on the matter, and needless to say he isn’t a fan of the new version. Even though he hasn’t seen The Avengers.
I love Sam Jackson, but you know… my Nick Fury was the organic Nick Fury that was written and discussed with Stan Lee before anyone got in there to change it. Nick Fury was written to be tongue-in-cheek, and he had a cigar in his mouth, he was a tough guy — he was cool.
Stan Lee said, ‘You’re the ultimate Nick Fury,’ Avi Arad, when they bought it, said, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to be the Nick Fury forever,’ and they lied. [Pause] But that happens to me all the time. That’s when you realize life isn’t fair.
So there you have it, straight from the washed-up actor’s mouth. What do you think? Would you have rather seen the original, Nick Fury? Or would you prefer Marvel do as The Hoff suggests and write him into the blockbuster franchise?
“And if it ever came back and Nick Fury has a brother — Dick Fury? — I’d be there.”
SOURCE: The Mary Sue