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.