Spider-Man: Far From Home will explain why Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) didn't meet in Avengers: Endgame. From the time the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduced Spider-Man, Tony Stark immediately took him under his wing. Their father-son relationship became one of the best in all of the MCU, which is why Peter vanishing in Tony's arms in Avengers: Infinity War, their reunion, and ultimately their goodbye in Avengers: Endgame are so emotional for fans.
The giant funeral to honor the passing of Iron Man gathered together almost every important MCU character that was still alive or brought back to life. Peter is one of the first characters seen across the swooping one-take shot during the funeral, while Fury is the final one to be revealed. The two characters will be paired up in Spider-Man: Far From Home next month, and despite them both being at this monumental event, the trailers for the second solo film indicate that they never met.
In the latest issue of Total Film (via: Comicbook), the magazine asked Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts if the movie would explain how these characters weren't introduced to each other then. Considering Marvel's tendency to edit marketing materials to trick fans, there has been some hesitation about how Peter and Fury's first meeting was presented in the first trailer. However, Watts confirms that this is "not a fake-out" during the interview and says there is more going on. He said:
"They actually talk about why they didn’t talk in that... it’s not a fake-out. But there is more to [this subject] than meets the eye."
Spider-Man: Far From Home is dealing with the direct aftermath of Avengers: Endgame in many ways, and it is good to know that Peter and Fury not meeting before will be addressed. Based on what we've seen of people after the funeral, it appears the attendees split off into separate smaller groups to grieve and look ahead to the future, rather than do so collectively. Peter probably wasn't feeling particularly social at this moment anyway, so he and May could have just left before Fury had the chance to introduce himself.
Whatever the explanation may be, the circumstances surrounding their partnership will make for a challenging start. Peter doesn't even want to be a hero when he travels overseas initially, so it will be up to Fury to convince (or force) him to suit up once again. The second trailer provided a glimpse at the banter between them, and a fun dynamic does appear to be in store for viewers. And once they get adequately acquainted in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter will then be on Fury's Rolodex of heroes to recruit the next time he needs help saving the world, so this could be the first of many adventures with them.
Source: Total Film [via: Comicbook]
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019