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Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders join 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

Spider-Man is getting some amazing friends today as Vulture reports that the currently-filming “Homecoming” sequel has added two familiar faces to its cast. According to the outlet, both Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are set to star in Marvel Studios‘ and Sony Pictures‘ “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.

News of Jackson’s involvement should come as no surprise to those that follow the star on social media. Last month, he posted the below update to his Instagram account:

Of course, anyone who stayed for the final coda at the end of the “Avengers: Infinity War” credits saw Nick Fury and Maria Hill suffer as the result of Thanos’ actions. Jackson is reprising his role for next year’s “Captain Marvel,” but that film serves as a prequel story to most of the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking place in the 1990s.

Although fans may be relieved at the seeming confirmation that Fury and Hill will return, bear in mind that this is the MCU. Fans of “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” will recall the episode “Day of the Chameleon” wherein the shapeshifting Spider-Man foe assumes the identity of Fury. Although the Chameleon has not been linked to “Far From Home”, the nature of the character means that an actor doesn’t necessarily need to be cast in the role. There’s also additional reports that suggest Jake Gyllenhaal is playing Mysterio. Mysterio’s presence would also mean that all bets off when it comes to figuring out what’s real and what is misdirection.

What do you think the addition of Jackson and Smulders mean for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @TheMoviebill and catch the film on the big screen July 5, 2019.

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