Back at Comic-Con, Castle creator Andrew Marlowe spilled the beans on a Nick Fury script he had written for Marvel. Last we heard he was still tweaking it and about to hand it over to the studio, and it looks like that’s exactly what he’s done.
We recently got a chance to catch up with Marlowe in between scenes on the set of ABC’s Castle to discuss his plan for the first agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and he believes a Fury movie based on his script has great potential.
It’s been in Marvel’s hands for a while. They’re point of view is that Nick has never supported his own comic book. It’s only been special runs or one-shots.
I think that they have questions whether the audience will show up for a character if they spent $150-$200 million on a movie. Crashing the helicarrier? Very expensive.
My script was more along the lines in a Steranko mode. Like the American James Bond. I think with Sam Jackson, they’ve gone in a different direction from my script, but I think that if that character continues to excite audiences, I think that there are ways to do it. I haven’t read The Avengers script yet, but I know they guys at Marvel are smart in terms of the intersection of the creativity, the fun, and the commerce of it all.
Right now, it’s in their very capable hands, and I have faith in them.
With Marvel Studios and Disney teaming up for some of their bigger upcoming films like The Avengers and Iron Man 3, it would only make sense that they would look internally for a writer like Marlowe, who’s show Castle is part of ABC/Disney, to head the project.
The future of this film relies solely on the reception of Marvel’s next batch of films in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor. We should have more of a concrete answer on a Nick Fury film by the time those two pictures hit worldwide.