Please support the Sam Jackson as Nick Fury Petition

This blog post will be a small one, not linking to my blogger page but it's just as (if not more) important as anything else I've written.

Samuel L Jackson was casted as "Nick Fury" for Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and the Avengers (with possible other movies in the deal too) and after his work in Iron Man - Marvel all of a sudden dropped him and refused to talk with the actor as to why or even discuss anything further.

I have created a Petition asking Marvel to keep Sam Jackson as the character "Nick Fury" for Iron Man 2, The Avengers and any other works where the character would appear. I would greatly appreciate if you could follow the link below, sign your name and a comment (comment is optional) so that Marvel will see our support this SLJ and perhaps get back into talks with him about reprising the role.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.petitiononline.com/samnfury/petition.html

22 Comments
23 Comments
Posted by hush404

This blog post will be a small one, not linking to my blogger page but it's just as (if not more) important as anything else I've written.

Samuel L Jackson was casted as "Nick Fury" for Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and the Avengers (with possible other movies in the deal too) and after his work in Iron Man - Marvel all of a sudden dropped him and refused to talk with the actor as to why or even discuss anything further.

I have created a Petition asking Marvel to keep Sam Jackson as the character "Nick Fury" for Iron Man 2, The Avengers and any other works where the character would appear. I would greatly appreciate if you could follow the link below, sign your name and a comment (comment is optional) so that Marvel will see our support this SLJ and perhaps get back into talks with him about reprising the role.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.petitiononline.com/samnfury/petition.html

Posted by HandsomeDead

No chance, friendo. That guy is abysmal these days.

Posted by hush404

Nah way, SLJ rawks your mom's socks!

Posted by ShiroMe

SLJ is a joke and Nick Fury (A WHITE MAN) deserves much much much much much much much better!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RHCPfan24

I will not support this petition, but I think SLJ is awesome. He is indeed a bad motherfucker.

Posted by TwinkieFGR

Used to love the guy, but I'll admit that I'm pretty sick and tired of watching Sammy J play Sammy J in what feels like 5 different movies a year.

Plus, you could probably stir up some amusing controversy over the fact that both black guys from the first movie were dropped.

Posted by Red

I don't really like Sam Jackson...also...why are they casting an African American actor for a white character...Nick Fury's still white....right?

Posted by strangeling

I'm torn.

Not really an SLJ fan, though he can do some good stuff.
Since they used him as Nick Fury already, they should probably stick with him.
But why they went with the Ultimate Nick Fury instead of the actual Nick Fury, I do not know.  ...  No.  I do know.  It was because they mistakingly thought SLJ still has that "cool" factor.  And now, maybe, they've figured out their error.
Bah!
Posted by TomA

I just watched Iron Man today(which sucks MAJOR ass) and i saw the part after the credits for the 1st time,i had missed it in theaters.

Posted by CountRockula

I'm not even sure Samuel L. Jackson works as the Ultimate version of Nick Fury in my mind, but that doesn't negate the fact that he's awesome.  All you kids hating on Samuel L. need to step off.  In a world where a lot of big actors spend their time and energy on serious indie films in hopes of getting the Oscar nod, I have to admire someone who seems to choose projects based on whether he thinks they'll be fun.

Posted by SoothsayerGB

Is the the change you voted for?  lol

I don't support this.

Posted by Shadow

hm...maybe if Sam Jackson was Nick Fury's alter ego

Posted by CountRockula
Shadow said:
"hm...maybe if Sam Jackson was Nick Fury's alter ego"

"Daaay-um, Fury.  Shit 'bout to get crazy up in here!"
Posted by pause422

uh.no  hell no.

Posted by hush404

Haha, see a lot of people are torn on the subject. Some love him, some don't, some can't get past the idea of an black nick fury... and then there's the guy who hated Iron Man!... lol. no prob if you don't support the petition guys, I wouldn't think of telling you to sign it if you didn't believe in what it was proposing.

Funny, a cousin of mine had this to say when seeing the petition: "after just finishing Secret Warriors #1, I've a plausible solution... SLJ (not to be confused w/SJP) can play the role IF at some point it is explained that Fury is using an image-enhancer 99% of the time!"

Posted by CountRockula

I hate to disappoint you, hush, but I think everyone here knows there's only one person manly enough to take the role of Nick Fury:

Don't hassle him.










Posted by suneku

why so much hate for Sam Jackson? I think he's a great Nick Fury. Why does it matter that he's black? I've seen far worst atrocious changes when it comes to comic book movies. They modeled the ultimate version (and the ultimates universe regardless if it's an alternate universe or not, is pretty mainstream) to be exactly like Sam Jackson, it's not like they randomly said, "hey let's get Sam Jackson as Nick Fury so he can continue telling us how bad of a mofucker he is."

Posted by hush404

Ugh, Hasselhoff has much less cred in my book.

Edited by jakob187

Well, you have to look at it like this:

Nick Fury HIMSELF, in the Ultimate Marvel series, said that the only person who could play him in a film is Samuel L. Jackson.  Therefore, I rest my case.
Posted by Systech

I'm not going to do that.

Posted by LiquidPrince
ShiroMe said:
"SLJ is a joke and Nick Fury (A WHITE MAN) deserves much much much much much much much better!!!!!!!!!"
Nick Fury was black in the Ultimates buddy...

Posted by StaticFalconar

Cause we all know online petitions work. You should just consider going all fight club on them and blow up marvel headquarters or something; that'll show them.

Posted by hush404

@jakob187 - Lol, Nice. Thats interesting.

@others -what the big idea? The main reason SLJ can't play Fury is cuz he's black? WTF!? Even if the Ultimates universe didn't exist, thats an extremely dumb cop out.