Before Jackson there was ... the Hoff!
Now that Marvel has their act together and have been consistently churning out blockbuster after blockbuster, we've all gotten used to the notion of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. For many decades, though, Fury had a paler pallor, he was more of the caucasian persuasion -- he was a white dude.
At one point, that version of Fury had his very own (ill-fated) movie, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield. Yes, they wrote it "Shield," and that should tell you everything you need to know, save one, amazing fact -- Fury was played by none other than Rider of the Knight and Watcher of the Bays, David Hasselhoff!
It's been 15 years since the Hoff had a crack at Fury, and with Sam Jackson looming so large in the public consciousness, you might think that David's put the role in his rearview. But if you think that, you are gravely mistaken.
In fact, Hasselhoff doesn't think much of Jackson's performance. When asked what he thought, David said:
You know, it wasn't Nick Fury. They take these shows and they make it the way they want to make it and unfortunately, they should have had Stan Lee on the set and let him kick him into gear - whoever directed decided they wanted to go that way. But it's their prerogative. He's still a great actor.
And on the subject of Stan "The Man" Lee, Hasselhoff wants everyone to know that Lee told him, "You're the ultimate Nick Fury."
With that in mind, The Hoff lays it all on the line. He loved playing Fury and he wants to do it again someday.
I was hoping to have played him in the movie, and then Samuel L. Jackson came in and he was a great Nick Fury but he wasn't really the consummate Nick Fury, the way he was written. And I think that's a shame because he's a great character and a funny character… I'm hoping to do it again sometime.
So what do you think? Is there a way to sneak David Hasselhoff in somehow as some alternate Nick Fury? And would you want that?
(via Comic Book Movie)