I think Nick Fury just hijacked our summer vacation.
Spider–Man: Far From Home (2019) dir. Jon Watts
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Though Samuel L. Jackson appeared only briefly in Avengers: Infinity War, where (spoiler alert!) his long-running Marvel character, Nick Fury, was a post-credits casualty of the film’s super-villainous snap, rest assured that this isn’t the last you’ll see of the actor in that cinematic universe. In fact, 2019 might be Jackson’s most Marvel-ous year yet.
In March, he has a significant starring role opposite Brie Larson in the 1990s-set Captain Marvel, where a digitally de-aged Jackson will show us who Fury was before he put on that iconic eye patch. 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.)
The Spidey sequel, currently shooting in Europe, adds Jackson and Smulders to an ensemble that will feature Jake Gyllenhaal as the villain and brings back much of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s winning cast, including Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori. And fortunately for Jackson, it will keep him employed until at least September. Who knew that death could present so many career opportunities?
It looks like Tom Holland is not the only star in Marvel’s upcoming film Spider-Man: Far From Homewho cannot keep a secret. Recently on Instagram actor Numan Acar made a post which seemingly confirms two big stars will appear in the film. One of which we were already certain of but the other is big news for the film.
On Instagram Numan Acar, who was recently cast in an unknown role for the film, made a post with a number of hashtags including #jakegyllenhaal and #cobiesmulders. While we were already certain that Jake Gyllenhaal would be laying Mysterio in the film as he has been in negotiations for the role for some time now, the addition of Cobie Smulders is big news.
A recent post by Samuel L. Jackson already suggested that he will be in the film but now that we know Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Maria Hill it is obvious that S.H.I.E.L.D. will play a big role in the movie. And what further suggests that Smulders will appear is that Acar has now removed the hashtags from his original post meaning someone at Marvel may have told him to remove them.
It will be interesting to see what role S.H.I.E.L.D. will play in the film and how Maria Hill will work alongside Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. But for more updates on the film make sure to stay tuned to SuperBroMovies.
EXCLUSIVE: Turkish-born actor Numan Acar has come aboard Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel, now titled Spider-Man: Far From Home, which has Tom Holland reprising his role as the teenage webslinger. Not much is known about Acar’s role, other than his character’s name is Dimitri. Sony declined to comment. He joins new castmember J.B. Smooth and potentially Jake Gyllenhaal, who is in talks to play the big baddie Mysterio.
Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Marisa Tomei are also expected to return. Jon Watts is directing once again, from a script by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing the pic, which has a release date set for July 5, 2019.
This is the second big-budget feature that Acar has landed after being cast in Disney’s live-action Aladdin adaptation, also due out next year. He recently appeared in Nicolai Fuglsig’s 12 Strong, Terry George’s The Promise, and with Diane Kruger in the Golden Globe-winning film In The Fade.
He is repped by D2 Management.
Samuel L Jackson just dropped a huge clue that suggests Nick Fury will appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The Pulp Fiction star, who’s played S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury since 2008’s Iron Man, shared a series of photos showing parts of his character’s costume on his Instagram account with the caption “Back to the familiar, the comfortable, the lovably fierce! Loving today’s mood!#Can’tkeepagoodmandown#deliriouslyfurious”.
Although Jackson recently finished shooting as Nick Fury in the just-wrapped Captain Marvel, we have reason to believe these new photos are from the set of the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
Firstly, the photos have been location-tagged as Watford, London, but Captain Marvel shot in Los Angeles. Jackson has recently been in the UK promoting Incredibles 2 which hits UK cinemas on 13 July, so location-tagging in Watford isn’t that surprising, but the content of the pictures suggest he’s shooting something new.
Secondly, we know Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently shooting in the UK. The cast and crew were spotted shooting on location in Bishop’s Stortford recently, with Tom Holland who plays Spider-Man, photographed on set. 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecomingfeatured a big cameo from Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, so it wouldn’t be completely surprising if Nick Fury turned up this time around.
Our final clue, that leads us to suggest Jackson is playing Nick Fury in Far From Home, and not simply shooting pick ups for Captain Marvel is the fact that the photos show Nick Fury’s eyepatch. Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s, and will feature a de-aged Nick Fury before he lost his eye.
One slight fly in the ointment of our theory though is the S.H.I.E.L.D. business card. S.H.I.E.L.D. was effectively destroyed in Captain America: Winter Soldier, but this could potentially be ret-conned by the events of Avengers 4.
It’s not yet been made clear where in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline the film takes place. With Spider-Man biting the dust in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s clear that the events of May 2019’s Avengers 4 will likely reverse the webslinger’s fate paving the way for him to return in Far From Home three months later.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts from a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and will hit cinemas in July, 2019.
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has set J.B. Smoove to star in Spider-Man: Far from Home, sources said. Sony would not comment and nobody would divulge Smoove’s role but I’m told it is a lead in the ensemble. So far, he’s the first new cast member to be set beyond Jake Gyllenhaal, who is expected to play the villain Mysterio. Jon Watts is directing, and Tom Holland returns as the webslinger, with Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei expected to reprise. The film is dated for July 5, 2019. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.
Smoove will shoot his role before returning to his regular role in Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. He’s repped by UTA, Authentic’s Rick Dorfman and attorney Roger Pliakas.
Spider-Man Homecoming grossed $334.2 million domestically and $880.1 million worldwide after it bowed in July 2017.
You’re starting on Spider-Man: Far From Home. What can you tell us about that film?
I can’t say much about the new Spider Man, but I will offer up that it will be both grander in scale and even funnier than the last one. The rest of the story will have to wait.
Tom Holland on set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, in Hertfordshire, England (July 2, 2018)