Nick Fury‘s been with the MCU since the beginning, with Samuel L. Jackson’s surprise appearance at the end of 2008’s Iron Man promising audiences that it was just the start of something big. Even if he was rested for a few years in the middle there, it’s hard to imagine the franchise without him. But everyone’s gotta go sometime, even Tony Stark died in Avengers: Endgame. So, when it has to happen, how would Jackson want his character to meet his end?
This was the morbid question the star was faced with while promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home. When asked if he would like Fury to have some big death scene, SLJ responded: “If he has to have one, sure, that’d be great.” He then followed that up by indicating that he’d like the S.H.I.E.L.D. leader to have the chance to go into outer space before he died. “Probably somewhere else, out there, somewhere, not down here.”
Technically speaking, Fury’s already had a death scene in Avengers: Infinity War, with the character turning to dust in the post-credits sequence as a victim of the snap. His final word – an abbreviated “motherf-” – was a classic moment that was perfect for the super-spy. It would be hard to top that then when Fury has to perish for real, but sending him to space would probably do it. After all, he’s been around so many aliens that it’d be cool for him to actually see the universe for himself.
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Sticking with the present for the moment, though, Fury returns in Far From Home as Peter Parker’s new mentor. In this same interview (which you can view via the the link below), Jackson reveals that Stark’s posthumously tasked him with recruiting Spidey and trusting him to do the right thing, which apparently irritates Fury as he’s not sure the high schooler has what it takes.
We look forward to seeing this dynamic play out though when Spider-Man: Far From Home hits cinemas on July 2nd. What we don’t want to see, however, is the end of Nick Fury just yet.
Source: Jake's Takes