Caution: Spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: Far From Home
A new piece of fan art highlights Spider-Man: Far From Home's Nick Fury as a Skrull. Introduced to the MCU in Captain Marvel, the Skrulls are a race of aliens taken directly from the Marvel comic books that have the ability to shape-shift, also mimicking the voices of those they transform into. The live-action interpretation of the Skrulls are essentially a band of refugees fleeing from the Kree-Skrull war, led by Ben Mendelsohn's Talos. Despite believing them to be enemies at first, Carol Danvers and Nick Fury eventually come to count Talos and the Skrulls as allies and Captain Marvel ends with Danvers attempting to find the displaced Skrulls a new home. Talos would go on to make a surprise appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Samuel L. Jackson once again reprised his MCU role in the franchise's second Spidey solo film, doing his best to ruin Peter Parker's summer holiday by recruiting him to fight the Elementals. Throughout the film Nick Fury appears alongside Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill but the characterization of the duo felt a little off, with some details not quite fitting into what MCU fans already know about the former SHIELD leaders. Spider-Man: Far From Home's final post-credits scene revealed that, throughout the entire film, Fury was actually Talos and Hill was fellow Skrull, Soren, with both Mendelsohn and Sharon Blynn returning for the cameos. The real Nick Fury, meanwhile, was taking a vacation in space.
Following on from this hilarious reveal, DG Alex Kovalenko has released a new piece of digital art via his Instagram account of a potential future MCU installment: Skrull Fury. Featuring Talos in the guise of Nick Fury, complete with eye patch, the poster comes with the tag line "I Rest Mother F**ker" in reference to Fury's need to finally take a break after popping back into existence following the Blip.
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Nick Fury went on vacation? P.S if you have not watched the movie, it is not a spoiler. After watching, you will understand what I mean.. . My fanArt. . Follow @dgalexkovalenko for more. . #spidermanfarfromhome #nickfury #samuelljackson #captainamerica #avengers #avengers4 #avengersinfinitywar #avengersendgame #infinitywar #endgame #captainmarvel #ironman #tonystark #robertdowneyjr #chrisevans #guardiansofthegalaxy #spidermanhomecoming #spiderman #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelcinematicuniverse #mcu #thor #captainamericaedit #comicbooks #comics #superhero #iamironman #iloveyou3000 #dgalexkovalenko
Ben Mendelsohn was a highlight of Captain Marvel and reaffirmed his neat comic touches to the Talos character during his brief Spider-Man: Far From Home appearance. Many MCU fans would likely welcome Talos back to the franchise in future movies and perhaps one of the simplest ways to achieve that would be to have him once again tag-in for Nick Fury when the spy fancies a well-deserved day off. Next time, the audience would obviously be in on the joke too, adding an interesting new angle to the gag.
While a full solo movie centered on Talos' exploits standing in for one of Earth's most famous secret agents may be a stretch too far, there is certainly more mileage in the gimmick and puts a new spin on Fury's character after years of dipping in and out of the MCU. Thus far, the Skrulls' ability to shape shift has caused as much comedy as it has drama, but as fans of the Marvel comics will know, the aliens have the potential to cause far more trouble than they did in Spider-Man: Far From Home with Secret Invasion potentially a future MCU storyline.
Source: DG Alex Kovalenko