Welp, this is a spoiler. Avengers: Infinity War had one of the most iconic post-credit scenes the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen to this point. We got our first tease of Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson. Within that scene, we saw Thanos’ wrath come upon an average city that included favorites and S.H.I.E.L.D. leaders Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). They dusted, and before disappearing into the wind, Fury got a word out to Captain Marvel which will finally bring her to the universe-wide fight. But I’m not here to talk about Carol Danvers, rather what is going to happen to both Nick Fury and Maria Hill.
With Fury and Hill being included in that specific scene, it’s clear that the two have a pretty big part, in some capacity, in the MCU moving forward. Not only will they appear in both Captain Marvel and the currently untitled Avengers 4, but as first reported by Vulture, both Jackson and Smulders have officially been brought on board for Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home. Oh, sorry. SPOILER ALERT.
It’s obviously incredibly hard to keep a secret like this, even with the ending of Infinity War. That ending changed everything, but Marvel ins’t stopping movies any time soon, making it extremely hard to keep casting secrets like this one under wraps. Plus, we all knew characters would be revived in some way with Avengers 4. Come one, those characters were never staying dead dead. Maybe not all of them will be brought back, but most will. So no, that whole “spoiler” thing I mentioned above, it’s not a big deal and shouldn’t be a story. It’s expected, and they’re aboard the next Spider-Man movie. And I’m stoked they are involved.
Why is this so exciting? Well first of all, Jackson and Smulders are both fantastic side characters in the MCU. They’re involvement over the last decade or so has been second to none when it comes to the non-Avengers. They both bring an incredibly real perspective to these movies, sometimes our personal view as audience members in these gigantic stories. Another huge plus of this is seeing Spider-Man interact with not just them, but all of S.H.I.E.L.D. (if that does happen). S.H.I.E.L.D. has always been a major part of this universe, and although they were taken over by Hydra and put to rest by Captain America, it was only a matter of time before they made a return. It makes the film that much larger in scale, especially when comparing it tot he first, and that excites me.
What do you think of this news? Are they a perfect fit for the sequel or would you rather not see them involved? Jon Watt’s Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently filming in Europe for a July 5th, 2019 release date. The sequel will bring back Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton and will introduce us to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio.