Apocryphal story, then. Does make a good story, though.
Though it's kinda funny that the idea to use Fury Jr. was brought up as to not pander to the Ultimates universe so much, when the existence/appearance of Fury Jr. is pretty much entirely pandering to the popularity of the movie Fury, and by extension, Ultimate Fury.
Well that was just MY opinion. Frankly I don't care whether Nick Fury is black or white right now since I don't have that much emotional attachment to the character as I do most of the others; I was just thinking that, since the original Fury was around during WWII, it would have been cool for him (since it's been pointed out in other forums that it would be unlikely for an African- American to have a high command position like Fury is supposed to have had) in his David Hasselhoff-looking version, to have been present during Cap's tenure in the army and then being one of the founders of SHIELD; then obviously near the later part of his life, he could be known to have left behind a piece of his legacy in the form of a son. Since his son is obviously African-American in the comics, if they'd taken the opportunity to show that Fury had spent some time on that continent, it would be a great way to lead into Wakanda and introduce Black Panther sooner rather than later. That's just how I feel. Plus if they're actually considering making a stand-alone Nick Fury movie, I think it would make more sense to show the two generations and how Nick Jr. was kind of a bastard and unacknowledged by his father for a while (which would explain his hard-ass attitude).
Oh, and it looks like Marvel has figured out how to mitigate the whole 'mutant' problem in the MCU: Rather than referring to those with superpowers from birth as mutants, it's going to be called 'Miracles' from this point; no idea what the hell that's supposed to mean so we'll just have to wait and see, but at least this means we'll be able to see their mutant abilities without it being a genetic predisposition. So Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are apparently the result of these 'miracles' rather than being born with the X-Gene inherited from their mutant daddy. I guess that leaves no possibility of the MCU and Fox's X-Men universe ever connecting for a big event. Shame, really, they both could have sucked that golden tit dry if they just learned to share. Fox got way too stingy with their claiming of Adamantium and whatnot and it's starting to disjoint the MCU since this 'Miracle' business could lead to drastic alterations of other characters' powers and/or origins. Although since Ant-Man's primary enemy (besides Ultron, and we know that's not how it's going to be in the MCU) is Whirlwind, another mutant, he might benefit from the idea of Miracles if they decide to use him in the Ant-Man movie and they need to give some B.S-y reason about where he got his powers.