Nick Fury actor Samuel L. Jackson revealed that he's returning to don the eyepatch and do reshoots for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Following up on the success of 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, which grossed a solid $880 million at the worldwide box office, Tom Holland will return to once again play the MCU's version of Peter Parker in Far From Home.
When fans last saw Holland's Parker, he was in fact turning to dust in the arms of Tony Stark during the devastating climax of Avengers: Infinity War. Whether Far From Home is set before Infinity War, or in fact takes place after the events of that movie and therefore by existing spoils the fact that Peter Parker will somehow be resurrected in Avengers: Endgame, is something that won't be revealed until the newest Spider-Man adventure is actually released. What has been revealed is that Jackson's Nick Fury will appear in Far From Home, which sees Spider-Man taking a trip to Europe and battling Jake Gyllenhaal's villainous Mysterio.
Indeed, Jackson's work on Far From Home does not appear to be quite finished yet. As the actor revealed on his Instagram, he is getting ready to put back on the iconic Nick Fury eyepatch and participate in reshoots for the latest Spider-Man adventure. In the post, Jackson also gets in a hashtag plug for another of his upcoming films, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, the sequel to his surprise hit action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard. See Jackson's post below:
It's not yet known how big a role Jackson will actually have in Far From Home, but the fact that he's showing up for reshoots could be an indication his part is being beefed up. As Jackson jokes in his hashtag, such reshoots can also be referred to as "enhancement shots," depending on how you want to spin the matter. Indeed, the idea that a film is being enhanced by doing more work is a much more pleasant notion than that anything is being "reshot," as the very term "reshoot" is still taken as an indication that something has gone amiss on a production and the scramble is on to fix the problems.
Given how efficient the Marvel Studios/Disney machine has become in churning out blockbuster after blockbuster, it would indeed be a major shock if there were something wrong with Spider-Man: Far From Home. Already this year, the MCU has seen a $1 billion-plus blockbuster in Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame is predicted to destroy box office records when it arrives next week. It seems almost a foregone conclusion that Far From Home will simply take its place as the next successful MCU movie when it arrives.
Then again, not every Marvel movie is considered a masterpiece either by critics or fans, so the Marvel Studios machine is not in fact infallible even if it seems that way. Eventually Marvel will create a dud, and it's entirely possible that Spider-Man: Far From Home will be that dud. However, if the movie is able to capture the same fun spirit as Spider-Man: Homecoming, it's almost certain that it will be a success with audiences.
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- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019