WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Spider-Man: Far From Home gave the Marvel Cinematic Universe a taste of the Skrulls' Secret Invasion, but not the one fans were hoping for. The post-credits sequence reveals Nick Fury and Maria Hill had been Skrulls all along, and no other character in the film realized it. That, of course, casts Fury's scenes in a whole new light, almost demanding that fans return to see the film a second time in order to pick up all the clues they missed.
When the post-credits scene begins, "Nick Fury" and "Maria Hill" are seen driving in an SUV. As they have a conversation, Maria's form begins to change. Soon, she transforms into Soren, the wife of Captain Marvel's Skrull leader Talos. Talos then reveals he has been Fury all along. The husband and wife bicker, with Soren insisting that Talos needs to tell Fury what happened. Talos eventually relents and calls the real Fury, who is deep in space.
Needless to say, that changes everything about the way Fury was portrayed in the film. If you thought Fury was acting a little off, you were absolutely correct. At times, Fury appeared to be too extreme in his anger, like when he cussed Peter out for not being "hero material" or too sloppy in his methods. Indeed, Fury probably wouldn't have bought Quentin Beck's story so quickly, or at the very least he would have realized Beck's game much sooner. But Fury's slip-ups here weren't the result of poor writing -- they were subtle nods to the fact Fury wasn't Fury at all, but someone attempting to impersonate him.
It's unclear how long Talos has been filling in for Fury -- and there's really no way to tell. After all, Fury and his Skrull double have been in contact, so Fury could have been feeding Talos orders all along. However, it's likely that the switch took place post-Snap, since Fury was blipped away in what can only be described as true Fury fashion: by dropping Samuel L. Jackson's famous "motherf--" line.
With this revelation, Far From Home begs to be rewatched by fans. By seeing the film a second time, fans will be able to recognize all the hints that Fury and Hill were Skrulls for the duration of the movie. If nothing else, it certainly puts their relationship in a whole new context.
Now in theaters, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.