It's a super exciting time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The overarching story as we know it will come to a close with Avengers: Endgame, picking up the narrative after Infinity War's devastating ending. While all eyes are on how the surviving Avengers will reverse Thanos' snap, the first glimpse of Phase Four has recently arrived with the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Peter Parker might have faded to dust in front of Tony's eyes, but that doesn't mean we won't see more of the web slinger on the silver screen. Without explaining how, the Far From Home trailer showed Spidey's second silver screen adventure, and the inclusion of Nick Fury. Cobie Smulders will also be playing Maria Hill for her fifth movie appearance, and the How I Met Your Mother alum wants you to know she was in the trailer, too. Check it out.
And just like that, another moment from the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer has been decoded. While most eyes are drawn to the villainous (and massive) Sandman that is shown in this shot, you can also see the back of Nick Fury and Maria Hill taking in all the chaos. Good thing S.H.I.E.L.D. is on the job.
Cobie Smulder's Instagram post shows what a sense of humor the actress has, as well as her enthusiasm for Maria Hill's upcoming role in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Hill and Nick Fury have been noticeably absent during Phase Three of the MCU, absent from the crossover heavy action of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. It wasn't until the mid-credits scene that the duo popped up in the latter film, before promptly being turned to dust thanks to Thanos' finger snap aka The Decimation.
But Maria Hill and Nick Fury will both somehow be back for Far From Home, despite their horrifying fate after Thanos' victory. While Peter Parker may have officially become an Avenger, he still needs some guidance from the more experienced Marvel character. And no one has a longer history with superheroics than Nick Fury-- just ask Captain Marvel.
Maria Hill's time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes back to 2012's The Avengers. She's often seen at the side of Nick Fury, which is also exactly where she's briefly visible in the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. She consistently support's Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and has been involved in some of the biggest action sequences in MCU history. This includes the Battle of New York, Battle of Sokovia, as well as HYDRA's emergence from within S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
It'll be fascinating to see how Maria Hill continues to have a presence in the MCU, and how/if she is resurrected alongside Peter Parker and Nick Fury. Luckily, the answers are coming soon enough.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will arrive in theaters on July 5, 2019, and Avengers: Endgame will come first on April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trips to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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