Upon the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home, fans were surprised when the post-credits scene revealed that Nick Fury and Maria Hill were actually impersonated by Talos and Soren, the Skrulls that Fury saved in Captain Marvel. Fury and Hill were then seen busy in space. Although it was a pretty cool twist, it raised a bit of a question.
If you recall, Mysterio claims that the entire world is under threat, as part of his story as a hero from another dimension. Yet Fury was seen busy in space in the post-credits, setting up an organization called SWORD that goes against any potential extraterrestrial threats. Knowing Fury, if the world is in danger to some extent, he would get involved with the situation. But why didn't he if Mysterio somehow made everyone believe his hoax?
Marvel may have revealed the reason in
The Art of Spider-Man: Far From Home
). In it contains an interview with Cobie Smulders where she talks about her character and Fury seemingly having a normal workday in the whole film. "In this movie, you get to see a little bit of what life is like for us on the road which you don't get to see in the other movies because it's not as exciting," Smulders reveals. So the gist of it was, "it was just another day at work."
The outlet thinks that Smulders provided an answer as to why Nick Fury wasn't on Earth to deal with Mysterio. It's because it was literally nothing special. This would be a plausible reason since if the Earth was indeed under a huge threat, such as Mysterio claims, then Fury will see to it that he be will hands-on in the process. But he wasn't.
One reason that Mysterio was credible for saying that a huge crisis is going to unfold and that he was from another dimension, is that the Skrull that impersonated Nick Fury actually believed Mysterio. Which would be odd, in theory, because Fury would just consider this a normal workday. Hence, his lack of appearance in the movie.
It makes sense that the outlet went on to have this conclusion regarding Fury being in space instead of being on Earth, where there's a possible huge threat. It's because Fury would have known if it were true.
What do you think? Could this be the reason why the real Nick Fury wasn't in the movie or do you have some theories in mind? Share your thoughts below!