Samuel L. Jackson is back in the makeup chair to prepare himself for his upcoming role as Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Although Fury's future is up in the air after the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War, the former S.H.I.E.L.D. director is confirmed to be back alongside Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill for the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. With Far From Home set to be the first movie in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jackson is currently filming in the United Kingdom.
The 69-year-old revealed his Fury transformation in an Instagram post alongside the caption, "Back in the box!!! Let the games begin." Jackson's post doesn't tease any of the movie's plot, but it does confirm that Fury will be sporting some impressive facial hair for his post-Avengers 4 look.
With Spider-Man: Far From Home circling a variety of villains like Vulture, Mysterio and continued rumors of Hydro-Man, the wall-crawling hero will be going on a tour of Europe. The geo-location reveals that Jackson is in Newham, which is around an hour away from London where stars like Tom Holland and Zendaya were recently spotted.
A younger Fury will next be featured in 2019's Captain Marvel before fans find out his fate in the Russo Brothers' Avengers 4. While Fury and Parker are yet to meet in the MCU, the events of Avengers 4 might change that. If the fallen heroes are to meet, they could be sharing a bonding experience while trapped in the Soul Stone.
Fury already showed his mentor abilities when he helped Tony Stark bring the Avengers together, so the one-eyed favorite could take Spider-Man under his wing next. Comic book fans will know that Fury and Parker have a strong relationship in the comics -- like Spider-Man and Doctor Strange -- but will this also transpire in the movies? Audiences will remember that Benedict Cumberbatch's Strange echoed his comedic comic book relationship with Holland's young hero in Avengers: Infinity War.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will reportedly give the Web-Head a new father figure to take over from Stark's role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it won't be Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. Whatever happens, the possibility of two fan-favorites like Fury and Parker meeting is enough to keep most MCU fans happy.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.