Samuel L. Jackson & Cobie Smulders Join Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Jackson is also set to appear in Captain Marvel in a significant role prior to the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. As for the Spidey sequel, it would appear that we're looking at a stacked cast indeed.

In a post from Vulture, the outlet confirms that both Jackson and Smulders will be reprising their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively. Now we know a couple of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are suiting up again to meet Spidey on the big screen for the first time.

Either way, it seems Marvel is truly making it up to Jackson and Smulders for not being as big a part of Phase 3 as they were the previous Phases: Infinity War cameo, Captain Marvel origin story, and, now, a run-in with Spider-Man.

As of right now, Spider-Man: Far From Home is shooting in Europe, which is fitting since the film is set in Europe (you know...far from home), and will see Peter tackling his issues (and presumably Jake Gyllenhaal) overseas. In the meantime, Marvel Studios has the 1990s-set Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson on the slate for March 8, 2019-which Jackson is also confirmed for as a digitally de-aged Fury-followed by the yet-untitled fourth Avengers film, which will presumably end in some time-traveling, dimension-hopping, Infinity Gauntlet-ing fuckery to bring most if not all of the franchise's characters back from the dust.

This will be the first time Nick Fury and Maria Hill have encountered Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jake Gyllenhaal is also all but confirmed to play Quentin Beck, better known as his evil, mind-bending alter-ego, Mysterio. Certainly a hint that Avengers 4 will change the course of the narrative. One such recently discovered element - spotted, as always, by an eagle-eyed Redditor - has larger implications on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019.