Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Unfortunately, the MCU is on a different timescale than the comics when it comes to WWII. Cap was only removed from Silver Age Marvel by less than two decades; MCU Cap is separated by *seventy* years. MCU Fury had nothing to do with WWII, obviously, and still wasn't even a gleam in his daddy's eye when Cap was out battling Red Skull. It's certainly conceivable that *Cap's* (MCU) Howling Commandos could have joined the SSR/proto-SHIELD after the war, but I don't know how many of them would have survived long enough to see Nick Fury join the team.
In the MCU, the friendship/partnership of Steve and Nick develops only in 2011, so it's only just beginning.
Oh, I know. But I was explaining that the inclusion Fury and SHIELD in CA:TWS was derived from the comic book source material.
Fury knew Howard Stark very well, at least, because he said as much in Iron Man 2
. He may also have known Peggy Carter since SHIELD evolved from the SSR program. (Fury stated that in the deleted alternate ending from CA:TFA.) It has been intimated but not officially confirmed that Fury is actually older than he appears, perhaps due to his taking a version of the Infinity Formula. (And never forget that Fury's official cologne is called Infinity Formula
) we may find out that Fury was knocking about back in WWII even though he wasn't with the Howling Commandos.