Avatar star, Stephen Lang, is the latest actor in Hollywood to have expressed interest in joining the Marvel ranks within the Cinematic Universe. Lang has already narrowed down his choice to who he wants to play if ever given the opportunity.
“My favorite comic book of all the Marvel series was always “Sargent Fury and His Howling Commandos”. I frigging loved Sargent Fury’s Howling Commandos and to me it was always like, I want to be Nick Fury.”
We have already seen Nick Fury in the MCU, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson. His take is the Ultimate version Of Fury who was a former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now is in hiding in the shadows. Lang wants to play the classic version of Nick Fury, who served in World War II as leader of a group of elite soldiers.
After getting our first taste of who the Howling Commandos are in Captain America: The First Avenger, I think it is intriguing to see the Howling Commando version of Nick Fury. A Howling Commando movie could show how brilliant Fury is in the time of war and running covert operations smoothly. I would be so down to see that kind of movie. Since we have already seen superhero team-ups in the MCU, I think it would be really awesome to see a team-up of non-powered heroes. Knowing Marvel, I am sure they will have plans for it in the future.
If this happens, they need to bring back the Howling Commandos that appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger. Neil McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan, Kenneth Choi as Jim Morita, Derek Luke as Gabe Jones, and the rest of the Commandos. It would be very cool to see if the storyline continues right after Captain America: The First Avenger with the Howling Commandos going on missions that will help end the war. Sargent Fury could also step in as the new leader of the Howling Commandos because Captain America “did not survive” in a plane crash that took out Red Skull. This could also present another opportunity for Hayley Atwell to return to the MCU as Special Agent Peggy Carter and introduce the beginnings of how S.H.I.E.L.D. was formed.
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