The Nick Fury & Maria Hill surprise in Spider-Man: Far From Home was big as it sets up something major for the future of the MCU! Sure there were many other amazing revelations that were much better than the one involving Fury & Hill, but this was quite interesting too. Let’s not reveal the twist just now as many people may not have seen the film.
So here’s the obligatory Spoiler Warning.
The final scene of the film showed us that Nick Fury & Maria Hill were actually Skrulls. It was Talos & his wife Soren who were actually filling in for Fury & Hill, while Fury was overlooking a space station full of Skrulls. But this revelation actually had many people confused. The scene left some people asking that for how long has Talos been filling in for Nick Fury. Has he been doing it right from the start, when Nick Fury came in Iron Man. Or was it after Hydra infiltrated SHIELD and Fury faked his death?
Well, the answer is none of those. It’s only after the events of Endgame that Fury went to the Space Station, and Talos came in. Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts confirmed this while talking to Comicbook.com. He 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.”
People have been asking that what exactly was Fury doing leading the Skrulls on the Space Station. The whole scene led us to believe that Marvel is setting up SWORD and Secret Invasion, but that may not be the case at all. We got a major hint upon his purpose of being on the Space Station when he revealed himself as the Man on the Wall.
This is actually a major role in the Marvel Comics, and we assume that Fury seems to have picked up his comic book persona here. As comic nerds may know, Fury wasn’t the first Man in the Wall, but he has been portraying this role for quite a lot of time. Fury had to keep this side role of him as a secret with SHIELD and even the heroes as it needed him to protect Earth from cosmic threats at any cost. That only meant that he had to take hard decisions which may be less than heroic, and would most certainly be waivered by the kind hearted heroes who’d never trade one life to save millions.
During Marvel’s Original Sin event, written by Jason Aaron, Fury came clean about everything he has done as the Man on the Wall and here’s how he described his job:
“I’ve killed… More times than I can count. I’ve burned worlds. Destabilized galaxies. Dethroned gods. And I did it without any of them even knowing my name. That’s what it means to be the man on the wall. To be the invisible monster who keeps the other monsters at bay.”
So, it may not be SWORD that has come into the MCU boundaries just yet. If Fury has become the Man on the Wall, then his future in the MCU could be have been extended even further. He could be in any MCU movie moving forward, since he isn’t just bound with the Earth based movies any more. Spider-Man: Far From Home has set up a major cosmic future for the MCU.
Here’s the official Synopsis of Spider-Man: Far From Home:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”