Both characters were thought to have died.
We all know that most of the “dead” characters in Avengers: Infinity War will return, somehow, in the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4. However, we weren’t expecting two of the survivors to be spoiled by casting news for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spoiler-phobes, be warned.
According to Vulture, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill in the upcoming Spider-Man sequel. They seemingly died from Thanos‘ finger-snap during Infinity War‘s post-credits scene, although let’s be real: No one really believed Marvel’s assurances that all the characters in that movie were “really dead.” After all, the mere existence of Spider-Man and Black Panther sequels puts the kibosh on that idea.
To jog your memory of Marvel’s upcoming release calendar, here’s what to expect in our post-Thanos MCU. First of all, Captain Marvel comes out in March 2019, tying in with Fury and Hill’s post-credits scene. That movie is expected to lead smoothly into Avengers 4 in May. After that, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first Marvel movie of a new era, coming out in July. By that point, we’ll know more about the future of the franchise, because Marvel is holding off on making announcements until after Avengers 4.
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You may recall that Samuel L. Jackson is also in Captain Marvel, but that movie takes place in the 1990s, meaning we’ll see a younger (and eyepatch-free) version of the character. This Spider-Man casting news is our first confirmation that he and Maria Hill survive after Infinity War.