I Can’t Imagine Why David Hasselhoff Wasn’t Cast As Nick Fury In THE AVENGERS

A look at how The Hoff played Nick Fury in a terrible TV movie from 1998.

David Hasselhoff is doing the rounds promoting Piranha 3DD (which is apparently so good it's opening on about 80 screens), and he complained to Movieline about not being included in this summer's The Avengers. You may not know this, but The Hoff played Nick Fury in a really atrocious TV movie written by The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises writer David Goyer. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD also featured Lisa Rinna back when she was almost still recognizable as a human, not as an Atlantean fishperson.

“I love Sam Jackson, but you know… my Nick Fury was the organic Nick Fury that was written and discussed with Stan Lee before anyone got in there to change it. Nick Fury was written to be tongue-in-cheek, and he had a cigar in his mouth, he was a tough guy — he was cool.

Stan Lee said, ‘You’re the ultimate Nick Fury... Avi Arad, when they bought it, said, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to be the Nick Fury forever,’ and they lied. [Pause] But that happens to me all the time. That’s when you realize life isn’t fair.”

Yeah, life isn't fair. People starve across the world and this guy still takes home paychecks. You don't hear Dylan Baker complaining that he was left out of The Amazing Spider-Man. If KITT had a face or a palm it would probably be facepalming.

What do you think? Would Hasselhoff's Nick Fury have been a better choice for The Avengers?