Way back in 1988, David Hasselhoff appeared in the movie "Nick Fury: Agent of Shield," a TV movie that even predated the "X-Men" franchise. According to Renegade Cinema on Sept. 5, Hasselhoff still believes he should be the man playing Nick Fury.
Of course, Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury in the Marvel movies, debuting in the post-credits of "Iron Man" and popping up in most that followed, culminating in his big role in "The Avengers" in 2012.
David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury the way he was originally portrayed in the comics, as a while military man with an eye patch who worked for the covert government military agency. Hasselhoff says that Stan Lee gave him the role of Nick Fury for the TV movie and they played him how he was supposed to be.
Hasselhoff said that Stan Lee called him the "Ultimate Nick Fury."
That was an interesting choice of words because the Nick Fury that Samuel L. Jackson's character was based on was not from the original Marvel universe but from the Ultimate Marvel Universe, a different world where all the characters were re-imagined for a modern day reader.
In those comics, the character was actually drawn to be based on Samuel L. Jackson.
David Hasselhoff said that Jackson is a great actor, but did not play the role the way it was written in the comics, meaning that Hasselhoff has probably never read the Ultimates. He went on to say that the humor was taken out of the role and it was a shame, because he feels he could still be the "ultimate Nick Fury,"