Just yesterday, I connected some dots on Twitter concerning Samuel L. Jackson‘s Instagram account pointing towards a vacation in Italy, Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected to shoot some scenes in that country primarily in Venice (Omega Underground 1st reported the filming location).
.@SamuelLJackson has been hanging out in ITALY the last couple of days. As we reported, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is expected to film scenes in VENICE. Photo via Sam on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/rz4EJAnwb1
— Christopher Marc (@_ChristopherM) August 6, 2018
Skip to today, and Vulture is now reporting that Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders have joined the cast. Which would likely confirm previous rumblings of spies and possibly SHIELD (or it’s new incarnation) playing a role in the film.
Now, Vulture can confirm that Jackson will also star in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which means Fury will share scenes with Tom Holland’s web-slinger for the first time.
What’s more, we can confirm that Cobie Smulders will be joining Jackson in Spider-Man: Far From Home, where she’ll reprise her character Maria Hill, Fury’s frequent comrade-in-arms. Since she, too, was last seen evaporating into the wind at the end of Infinity War, perhaps Thanos should start worrying. (Sony had no comment on either casting.)
Spider-Man: Far From Home is set for release on July 5th, 2019.