If you’ve been following the early production of Spider-Man: Far From Home, you might be familiar with the evidence pointing to a possible appearance of Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Despite the two being dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, most comic fans know that death is never permanent so them appearing in a movie set after Avengers 4 shouldn’t come as a huge shock.
Today Vulture confirmed that both characters will appear in the Spider-Man sequel:
Now, Vulture can confirm that Jackson will also star in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which means Fury will share scenes with Tom Holland’s web-slinger for the first time. That sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out July 5, 2019, roughly two months after the still-untitled fourth Avengers film will presumably de-dust both Nick Fury and Peter Parker.
What’s more, we can confirm that Cobie Smulders will be joining Jackson in Spider-Man: Far From Home, where she’ll reprise her character Maria Hill, Fury’s frequent comrade-in-arms. Since she, too, was last seen evaporating into the wind at the end of Infinity War, perhaps Thanos should start worrying. (Sony had no comment on either casting.)
As Nick Fury acted as a mentor to Spidey in both the Ultimate Spider-Man comic and animated series, this fits in with the source material. It could also give a clue as to what the post-Avengers 4 MCU may look like if you really think about what these two showing up in the movie may signify.