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Far From Home Will Explain Why Peter Parker And Nick Fury Didn't Meet In Endgame

Avengers: Endgame was filled with reunions of all sorts – but there were two characters who never met, despite attending the same event at the end of the film. That's about to change in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which sees Tom Holland's Peter Parker coming face-to-face with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury in Europe during the teen hero's summer vacation. 

Jon Watts, the director of the forthcoming Spidey sequel, recently revealed that the film will address why Peter and Nick didn't speak at Tony Stark's funeral during Avengers: Endgame. He dished up the information in a chat with Total Film magazine (via ComicBook.com), explaining that the scene in the Far From Home trailer that depicts Nick Fury saying it's "nice to finally meet" Spider-Man isn't a "fake-out." The two genuinely didn't make each other's acquaintance during the funeral, the trailer wasn't altered in any way, and there's deeper meaning to the much-awaited meet-up in Far From Home

"They actually talk about why they didn't talk in [Avengers: Endgame]... it's not a fake-out," Watts detailed. "But there is more to [this subject] than meets the eye."

With Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man having sacrificed himself to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man is without his greatest mentor to help him navigate the tangled web that is the world of superheroes. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter copes with Tony's death, tries to honor the fallen hero's memory, and deals with everyday teenager stuff like trying to look cool in front of his crush. But Peter is still only 17 years old, and needs some back-up when angry elemental creatures rise from the depths of Earth — throwing a wrench in his vacation and attacking innocent citizens all across Europe. Jake Gyllenhaal's self-stylized superhero Mysterio rocks up to the scene and offers his help, and Nick Fury apparently thinks it's a good idea for the three of them to work together. 

When Peter and Nick do finally meet, the resultant dynamic between the two will be interesting and entertaining to watch unfold. It will be different than what fans were used to seeing with Peter and Tony — a mentor-mentee relationship full of tough love but love all the same — and veer into slightly darker territory. As Watts previously told iO9 during the outlet's visit to the Far From Home set, "I always wanted to put our idealistic teenage hero Peter Parker against a jaded, world-weary super spy like Nick Fury. I always thought that would be such a great combination of conflict and relationship to explore. That was something that was in my very, very, very first pitch and my very first meeting at Marvel — I was like, 'I want to see this kid go up against this bad motherf******,' you know? Tony Stark is like the cool, supportive rich uncle. Nick Fury is more like the mean, new stepdad. And I just thought it would be really fun to see those two worlds collide."

Watch Peter Parker meet his step-dad-but-not-really when Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in theaters on July 2.