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Could S.H.I.E.L.D. get a movie?

Samuel L. Jackson (Director Nick Fury), Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) and Kevin Pennington (Agent Wendell Vaughn) are all in The Avengers, with multi-picture deals that are sure to have them showing up in not only Thor and Captain America, but most likely the next Iron Man outing and the Hulk TV show.

With the rumor that there’s going to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. Initiative get-together in NYC in connection with the movie, the question arises as to whether or not the agency will get its own flick by the time it’s all said and done.

Jackson is already set for his own Nick Fury, but that’s him (and is “Nick Fury” really his name or his title? Can there be more than one Nick Fury?), and the story is likely to focus on him and what he does for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Is there enough interest in a S.H.I.E.L.D. flick?

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

3 thoughts on “Could S.H.I.E.L.D. get a movie?

  • Hmm… a Nick Fury movie and S.H.I.E.L.D. movie as well? Doesn’t that get pretty redundant? If anything I think both should get integrated into one film.

    I don’t see what a Fury movie would focus on if not S.H.I.E.L.D., and vice versa. However, at the end of the day I think we’ll have to wait on the success of this whole Avengers movie-verse to see what spin-offs materialize from it.

    Pesonally I don’t see much interest from the general (non comic book) audience in either a Fury or S.H.I.E.L.D. film. I have a feeling it would turn out similar to how tie-in issues work for comic books; no real purpose or storyline other than to set up the other major films/arcs, to generate more excitement for the main series/film. Basically what everyone accused IRON MAN 2 of being…

    • Probably, but Nick Fury will likely focus on Jackson’s character – either his early days and entry into S.H.I.E.L.D., or an approach similar to Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books took – showing Fury’s perspective of events depicted in the other Marvel movies as they happen.

      A pure S.H.I.E.L.D. movie could be just about the agency itself, giving more face time to the other agents. It would be like MI6 getting its own film in tandem with the next Bond story.

      And if there are plenty of explosions, they will sell plenty of tickets.

  • Yea, that would seem to work. However, I just don’t see much interest in either of those subjects. UNLESS of course, those characters become fan favourites by the next three movies, which may happen.

    Agent Coulson for example seems to have a chunkier role in THOR than the previous films. And with known faces like Smoulders for Hill, they might work. So as you said, I can see that happening… I just hope it doesn’t become too convulated for the Marvel Movie-verse.


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