There was a huge twist involving Nick Fury in the after the credits scene in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ and now more details have come to light about that incredible moment. Director Jon Watts has opened up not only about the scene, but how long ago this twist started to take place. Now, this one wasn’t quite the game changer that the mid-credit scene was for Peter Parker but it does set up an interesting segway into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and explains how part of the movie played out.
Spoilers and details can be found below the image!
With the Nick Fury which we’ve seen all through ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ actually being the Skrull Talos from ‘Captain Marvel’ and the real Fury being in outer space with the Skrulls, that leaves open a slew of potential changes going forward for the MCU. However, the immediate question is how long was Fury spending time with the Skrulls and not on Earth?
According to Watts:
First of all, to clarify the timeline, that’s real Nick Fury at Tony’s funeral at the end of [Avengers: Endgame]. So it’s not like he’s been a Skrull forever or like, it’s not like he’s been a Skrull since Captain Marvel.”
As the Skrull appearance made it quite clear that we weren’t in for a “Secret Invasion,” it did make you wonder what Fury was up to and how long he was in space for. Watts was even thinking about sharing the Skrull reveal early as “We were going to have him eat diagonal toast cut diagonally” which is a direct reference to Fury’s conversation in ‘Captain Marvel, “You know that one? That would’ve given it away.”
While having Fury on Earth be a Skrull and the real Fury out in space, this was not only a set up for the future but also helped explain away part of how successful Mysterio was:
“There’s such a history of Nick Fury and the Skrulls, especially now that people have seen Captain Marvel and they’ve seen what is happening with those stories in the MCU. But to me, it was always just this fundamental question of how could [Mysterio] actually fool Nick Fury? Because Nick Fury’s super power is being suspicious, you know?”
This helped Watts when it came to Fury’s portrayal:
“It always sort of bothered me even though we knew that that’s what we wanted the story to be, that Nick Fury could get duped even though he’s been gone for five years and he’s on his back foot. I wanted to come up with one last little reveal that could explain that unanswered question. And when you’re making a con man movie, it just feels like the right thing to do to have one last little twist that makes you look at everything slightly differently.”
This is the connection my mind immediately went to with the reveal too!
What are your thoughts on the Skrull and Nick Fury swap in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’? Do you feel that this better explains why Fury trusted Mysterio? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book