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Nick Fury and the Invaders won't appear in "Captain America"
Way back at Comic-Con 2009 when Marvel Studios was just coming off the massive success of "Iron Man" and preparing to launch other franchises, division president Kevin Feige answered questions about how a 1940's patriotic hero like "Captain America" could play in overseas markets. Feige told HitFix, "It will actually end up being our most diverse and our most international film in terms of the content of the movie itself. It takes place overseas much more than any of our other films do. And in terms of cast there is a group that Steve works with that will have an opportunity for international actors than any of our other films."
That made many assume the WWII era superhero group The Invaders which featured a different Human Torch than the one made famous in the Fantastic Four, the Sub-Mariner and British heroes Fury and Union Jack might make a cameo. At the time, Feige was coy saying "We'll see."
Fast forward 16 months later and Feige ends up clarifying just who's in and who's out during a live chat earlier this week on Hero Complex. When a fan asked about The Invaders" Feige expanded on his earlier statement by saying, "While there's no Invaders, there's lots of Howling Commandos!"
The Howling Commandos are a fictional squadron of soldiers in the Marvel universe who helped take on the Axis powers under the leadership of Sgt. Nick Fury. Yes, the same Nick Fury who appears decades later in "Iron Man 2."
When another fan asked if Nick Fury would appear in the early years of Cap as he did in the comics, Fiege typed, "We're keeping Nick Fury as portrayed by the great Sam Jackson just in the modern era for now."
Looks like they will have a new commander in this incarnation.