After Nick Fury survived the Infinity Saga, he’s already busy preparing for the next vast threat.
MARVEL’S PHASE 4
What movies and TV shows can Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) can give the impression in Marvel‘s Phase 4? The chief force for the Avengers Initiative, the former director of SHIELD has been a main fixture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008’s Iron Man. As the MCU moves past the Infinity Saga, there are new narratives on the way that Fury may be very well involved in as well.
Now that Thanos (Josh Brolin) is defeated as seen in Avengers: Endgame, a string of new stories are already slated for the MCU’s foreseeable future. Apart from continuing their description on the big screen, Marvel Studios has also amplified its horizon by officially making its way to TV thanks to the launch of Disney+. As the franchise is currently in an unmapped territory – potentially building another all-embracing story in the span of a decade – Kevin Feige and his team are crafting a slate that’s equal parts familiar and novel, with a mix of returning heroes for confirmed sequels and new characters coming into play.
NICK FURY’S PROJECTS
While there are no plans for a Nick Fury standalone project, whether, on the big or small screen, his MCU involvement doesn’t seem like it will come to an end anytime soon. As a major connective link among several MCU films, it makes sense that he’ll continue to play that part moving forward. Here are all the Marvel Phase 4 movies and TV shows fans could see him in.
THE UPCOMING BIG SCREEN SHOWS
Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her own standalone film as Natasha Romanoff in Cate Shortland’s Black Widow. Plot details are still relatively scant, but the main narrative sees her reconcile with her past prior to becoming a prominent member of the Avengers. Since Nick Fury was instrumental in pulling her away from her spy origins, giving her the chance to overhaul her life by making her a SHIELD operative and eventually part of the Avengers Initiative, there’s a good chance that he’s going to somehow return in Black Widow. Aside from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Fury’s the only character who has a good idea of what Nat’s life looked like before becoming one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and given that the Black Widow movie aims to fill story gaps in her life that the MCU has yet to explore, that would include how her relationship with Fury began. Specifically, if the movie indeed tackles the Budapest incident with Hawkeye, then it’s almost a no-brainer to see Fury surveilling how it all panned out.
Doctor Strange 2
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Nick Fury have yet to have a proper introduction in the MCU. The only time they shared the screen was during Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) funeral at the end of Avengers: Endgame, although they didn’t have any interactions. That could all change in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There are a couple of ways that their encounter might pan out. First, Fury might reach out to all remaining superheroes. Following the difficult battle against Thanos, he wants to be more proactive in terms of fighting off another unexpected Earth invasion. Another possibility is through the multiverse. As the title of the sequel suggests, the film might see Strange traveling to a handful of alternate realities where he might meet a different version of Fury.
Fans last saw Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and regardless of the twist that involved Talos shape-shifting as the former SHIELD director, Far From Home‘s post-credit scene revealed what the really one has been up to. Apparently, he’s been off-Earth manning what appears to be SWORD with the help of the Skrulls. The movie didn’t reveal when exactly this new endeavor for Fury began or when he and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) have been scheming, but it’s possible that with Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) current dilemma, he might be inclined to get involved, leading to an appearance in the untitled Spider-Man 3. It’s possible that Tony Stark asked him to keep an eye on Spider-Man as he was to hand the young hero the sunglasses that had access to EDITH.
Captain Marvel 2
Marvel Studios has yet to confirm the release date for Captain Marvel 2 – the film may not even be a part of Phase 4, but the sequel is moving forward with Brie Larson returning as Carol Danvers with a new director. Since their adventure 25 years ago in Captain Marvel, Carol and Nick Fury haven’t properly reunited on-screen – although, like Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, they were in attendance during Tony Stark’s funeral in Avengers: Endgame. Given this, Marvel Studios is due to bring the old pals together and Captain Marvel 2 could be the perfect time for that. No one knows what the sequel will be about, but considering Carol’s involvement with the Skrulls, who now work with Fury at SWORD, it’s possible that this new organization factors in Captain Marvel’s next adventure.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Marvel Studios is kicking off their Disney+ slate with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The show will focus on Sam’s stint as Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) chosen heir as Captain America. Not much else is revealed regarding its narrative, but rumor has it that the show will further explore the Super Soldier program with Carl Lumbly supposedly playing the first Black Captain America – Isaiah Bradley. Considering that Nick Fury was involved with SHIELD for a long time, he may have information regarding any belated attempts to recreate the Super Soldier serum including that instance when Howard Stark was successfully able to do so. Fury’s knowledge on the matter can help Sam and Bucky learn more about the history of the program.
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