Naturally, spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home ahead…
Perhaps the most shocking revelation in Spider-Man: Far From Home happens during the second post-credits scene. We see Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) drive away only to slowly transform into the shapeshifting Skrull Talos and his wife Soren, whom we previously met in Captain Marvel. Talos then contacts the real Nick Fury and provides him with a mission report. This means that under Nick Fury’s instructions, Talos and Soren disguised themselves throughout the goings on of Far From Home. What’s interesting is, if you rewatch Spider-Man: Far From Home, you’ll start to notice the little clues sprinkled in throughout the movie.
This plot twist has gotten a lot of fans wondering just how long has Nick Fury hasn’t been Nick Fury? Was the Nick Fury we see at Tony Stark’s funeral in Endgame real? Heck, since Captain Marvel takes place in the 90s, it’s entirely possible that Talos disguised himself as Nick Fury all throughout the MCU. But the director of Far From Home, Jon Watts, has rubbished those speculations. In an interview with ComicBook.com, Watts said:
“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. We were going to have him eat diagonal toast cut diagonally. [This is in reference to the Captain Marvel dialogue where Fury says he never cuts his toast diagonally.] You know that one? That would’ve given it away.”
Watts added that the biggest clue is the fact that we see Nick Fury get duped so easily by Mysterio.
“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? “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.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently playing in Malaysian cinemas.