Samuel L Jackson Nick Fury
Samuel L Jackson Nick Fury

The Avengers: Endgame final battle was missing one key member of the team, Nick Fury, but now one of the film’s writers has explained why he wasn’t there. Fury had a much more prominent role in the subsequent Spider-Man: Far From Home, where he enlisted Peter Parker’s help against what turned out to be illusions created by Mysterio. That film’s post-credit scene, however, reveals that Fury hadn’t been as omnipresent as he had seemed in past films.

“I don’t think we ever put him in,” co-screenwriter Christopher Markus told a crowd at Comic-Con International: San Diego. “It was [because] we have such a traffic jam of heroes and so much power, that to have a guy who, in combat, would just be firing a gun – it doesn’t come off well for Nick Fury, frankly.”

Avengers: Endgame final battle

With so many characters to service in Avengers: Endgame, it makes sense that a couple, including Fury, were left out of the final battle scene. Some have already mocked the MCU for including Black Widow and Hawkeye in some fight scenes since their human powers wouldn’t help much against aliens. Fury likely would have been lost in the shuffle and leaving him out of that scene means that his appearance at Tony’s funeral packs a bigger punch. 

Avengers: Endgame is set for release on Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on Aug. 13.

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