In the comics, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD, has headlined several comics series, but his titles could never go the distance. He has been far more successful as the Marvel Universe's favorite supporting player, showing up in other folks' comics to lend a sense of continuity.
Samuel L. Jackson, who played Fury in the post-credits sequence of IRON MAN, has signed on to serve the same function in Marvel Studios' future flicks. The rumored deal would have Jackson portraying the SHIELD ramrod in IRON MAN 2 and at least eight other Marvel movies.
Good thing the deal didn't fall through. Marvel might have had to turn to the only other actor who has played Fury in live action -- The Hoff.
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