Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Super-spy. Bad-ass. Terrible memory.
Samuel L. Jackson, it has been revealed, doesn't actually know what the letters in the acronym-based organization that he leads stand for. While being quizzed on S.H.I.E.L.D. as part of the MTV Movie Awards Takeover, Jackson, after pretty comprehensively failing to get the answer, even revealed the reason why: He doesn't need to know.
Before stepping aside to allow his Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-stars to similarly fail the test, he pointed out that ¨“I don’t need to know that, I’m in charge!”
Which, in fairness, is a legitimate point. Especially when you consider that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson failed to get it right despite acting as a team. And frankly, I expect more from a Super Soldier - especially as patriotic a one as Cap. Either that, or all those guys are such huge comic book fans that they just can't get on board with the movies changing the name from it's original form in the comics.
What do you guys think though? Is it unfair of MTV to pick on Jackson? Or is S.H.I.E.L.D. easy enough to decipher that he should know better? Let me know below!
So, just what does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?