Almost every single superhero or villain got at least a little bit of screen time to explain their origins. The only big-time Marvel character that has yet to reveal how he fell into this particular line of work is S.H.I.E.L.D. commander Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson). We know that we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the new S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, but we might get some more insight into his back story in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
For those of you who are familiar with the comic book character, he originated around the same time as Captain America, fighting with his own integrated army group known as the Howling Commandos. Could we possibly see some of them in the upcoming sequel? From the looks of it, Mr. Jackson definitely suggests so.
“I think a lot of people know [Fury's story],” he said. “I know him as something else because I’ve been alive longer than most of the fans that watch the movies so I know Nick Fury as the World War II veteran and all that stuff. It might be interesting to do one day but we find out little bits and pieces about Nick and we’re going into Captain America 2 in late March.”
Now here’s a little bit more news that wraps this up in a neat little bow. Along with these reports, there’s rumors beginning to emerge that S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, which you saw in The Avengers being played by Colbie Smulders, could be making an appearance in Winter Soldier as well. Now don’t start thinking that she may be seen in the World War II section of this film. We imagine that if we do see Ms. Hill, it’ll be in the present day as Captain America reminisces about his battles in World War II before that ill-fated day when he flew that monstrous plane into the ice.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is going to begin shooting at some point this year. Since the script for the sequel is written by the same men who wrote Captain America: The First Avenger, we can’t wait to see how the story unfolds in this next installment.
Do you want to see Nick Fury’s origin story in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?