Why [Redacted] Will Definitely Return To the MCU After ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
One of the elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that was criticized (up until recently) was the lack of stakes. Few characters were ever killed off permanently (we’re looking at you, Loki). This all changed with Endgame. But while Marvel has amended this flaw, we still think they’re interested in keeping most of their significant players around. Here’s why this Spider-Man: Far From Home character will return. (Major spoilers ahead!)
His history in the MCU so far
Nick Fury was a part of the MCU from the very beginning. He appeared in the Iron Man end-credit scene, in which he informed Tony Stark of the existence of the Avengers Initiative. From there, Jackson was granted more than a cameo appearance in many subsequent films, becoming pivotal to the plots of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers.
We soon learned Fury’s role as a SHEILD point person and informant for the Avengers began even further back than the beginning of Iron Man. In Captain Marvel, he was the one along for the ride, first introduced to the greater universe of space creatures by Carol Danvers herself. This is what led him to create the Avengers Initiative in the first place.
Here’s what happened in Far From Home
Fury had a decent-sized role in Far From Home. He gets “ghosted” by Peter, tracks him down in Italy, and brings him on to assist Quentin Beck in defeating the last of the Elementals. But Fury is duped by Beck like everyone else and tries to help Peter take him down in the end.
However, that’s not the whole story. In the second end-credit scene, we find out that the Fury we’ve seen throughout the film has actually been the Skrull Talos (Maria Hill is also a Skrull, Soren). The real Fury is actually aboard a Skrull ship, acting as the commander there in Talos’ place.
This is how we think he’ll return
Talos expresses to Fury that they’re kind of out of their element leading the Avengers, and ask him when he plans to come back to Earth. But Fury seems generally happy and relaxed aboard the Skrull ship. What if he decides not to come back to SHIELD?
We think that there’s little chance that would be the case — Jackson loves playing this character, and Marvel loves having him. There are many different ways he could return, but we think it will have something to do with Carol Danvers and Captain Marvel 2 since he was such a big part of the first film. If anyone can (literally) bring him back down to Earth, it’s her.
These are the other characters who will definitely return
Maybe you came to this article hoping to learn about the fates of other MCU characters. Well, you’re in luck! We’re going to address some of those as well.
Here’s who we know has to return: The Guardians of the Galaxy (likely with Thor), the heroes of Wakanda (including T’Challa, Shuri, and Okoye, at the very least), and Black Widow (or, a past version of her). It’s likely that Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange are on that list as well. And we know that Loki, Falcon (now Captain America), Bucky Barnes, Scarlett Witch, and Vision are all headed to Disney+ in the near future.
We’re not so sure about these heroes, though
Aside from Tony Stark, nearly everyone else in the MCU who hasn’t been mentioned here is a big question mark. Steve Rogers could come back in his old man form, though that doesn’t seem likely given the closure they gave him.
The heroes we’re more interested in are Valkyrie (the Queen of New Asgard), Professor Hulk (who didn’t get much of a sendoff in Endgame), and the team of Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, aka Ant-Man and the Wasp. The latter two, who now have Scott’s daughter, Cassie (who becomes a hero in the comics) with them, could be getting a third movie, but we haven’t heard about anything just yet.