An interesting tidbit surrounding the Captain America movie is the reveal of Derek Luke’s character in the movie. Dark Horizons brings us the details that he will actually get a somewhat recognizable role as he portrays Gabe Jones:
Source: Dark Horizons
In comics lore, Jones was the first African-American to serve in an integrated unit and a close confidante to Sergeant Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Jones would later join Fury as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I’m not too familiar with Luke’s work but I do know that I wasn’t a fan of his portrayal of Sean “Puffy” Combs in the Notorious movie, which partially isn’t his fault as I believed Puffy should have played himself in the flick.
The Howling Commando’s comics are way before my time. I’m not familiar with the character at all, but I am familiar with the lore surrounding the Commando’s and Nick Fury’s exploits with the group during WWII. What I’m not clear about is whether or not Fury will appear as a participant of the war.