Marvel Confirms that the Commandos will Howl in Captain America

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Or, actually, CHUD confirms via Marvel’s bigwig Kevin Feige. Since the Howling Commandos were originally led by a white Nick Fury in World War II, it’s probably a good bet that there will be some changes for the movie version. After all, it wouldn’t really make sense for a black Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson to be leading a bunch of white guys (though I’m told there was one black character in the group) into action during the film’s era.

I don’t know all that much about the Howling Commandos, though it certainly feels like Feige and Marvel are planning on jamming as many World War II-era comic book characters and super groups into the movie as they can, perhaps as background characters. The Invaders, of course, will provide the film with its International flavor, though even their participation in the movie is a mystery.

“The First Avenger: Captain America” fights on the big screen in 2011, with Chris Evans slinging the shield. He best bulk up fast, because the Chris Evans I saw in “The Losers” could use a couple pounds of muscle, though he’s more than physical enough as is to do all the required jumping, leaping, and shield-slinging. Still, Captain America should look a tad more beefed up, something that should be rectified once Evans goes into training.

Joe Johnston will direct for Marvel.

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  • ulik

    I think the Howlin' Commandos would make for a good short story arc. If the the commandos are originally led by a white guy and there is a black guy in the within the team, it'll work. If the guy leading the team shows that he isn't fit and makes a grave or several mistakes and cost lives while the black guy sort of reluctantly comes up with brilliant ideas,helping the team progress, in such an intense situation with live & death,people will follow the guy who seems to know what he's doing no matter what his race is even if it is an issue.It makes for a stronger story that way. Many things in History have been omitted,purposefully,or just unknown even though this is a fictional story, it can be played out as one of those. I think a black guy being just a regular soldier in WWII in the 40's dealing with racism but earns respect and reluctantly ends up leading an all white team makes for a very powerful story arc. Marvel aught to go with it!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    THAT IS A PERFECT way to introduce a young Nick Fury. He could be that guy in the pic above with the Trumpet. But his dedication, and skill, and tactical abilities should definitely be what wins him respect. Have him save the whole team by getting them out of a serious jam, and then by the time Cap arrives he's leading this group now called the Howling Commandos. But it should almost be unnofficial. Like the team want's him leading and won't listen to anyone else but Fury (with the exception Cap).

  • ulik

    Yeah, there'd be some REAL serious moments and mutiny when the original leader says something like “so are yal gonna follow me or this colored(or n*gger)?” Then maybe a few guys go to the original leader's side while the rest don't say anything but just stand next to the black guy. The original leader says “All you (n*gger lovers) are gonna die. Then quickly later they show the original leader and his team get killed.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No N word use in a Marvel movie. You crazy! LOL But I know what you mean. It'd make for a real tense moment.

  • ulik

    Yeah, there'd be some REAL serious moments and mutiny when the original leader says something like “so are yal gonna follow me or this colored(or n*gger)?” Then maybe a few guys go to the original leader's side while the rest don't say anything but just stand next to the black guy. The original leader says “All you (n*gger lovers) are gonna die. Then quickly later they show the original leader and his team get killed.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    No N word use in a Marvel movie. You crazy! LOL But I know what you mean. It'd make for a real tense moment.