With so many Marvel projects in the works, it is easy to lose track of where some characters are in the universe and when we might see them reappear in the future. Case in point, all eyes have been on Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion. Given his conenction to Captain Marvel, it is no surprise that we are expecting to see Fury return in The Marvels as well.
In a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused project, Jackson mentioned his role in both Secret Invasion and The Marvels, but he also appeared to confirm that Nick Fury will return yet again in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania:
It used to take a while to make a movie. It still kind of does, but people make about two or three of them at the same time. In the Marvel universe, it’s crazy. When I was in London just now, there was Ant-Man and Captain Marvel 2 was happening and we were getting ready to do Secret Invasion. So it was like three Marvel movies on one lot. So I was kinda running around from place to place.Samuel L. Jackson
Fury has been a staple of the MCU since its very first post-credits scene in Iron Man, so it is encouraging to see him as a mainstay in 2023, which will feature both The Marvels and Quantumania, and likely Secret Invasion as well.
Not much is officially known about Quantumania yet, though recent set photos have shown a bit of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang. With Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conquerer as the Villain and the Quantum Realm a major focus, the third Ant-Man film will likely get pretty wild. That makes Fury’s inclusion in the film so much more interesting considering he is generally a very grounded character. How his Skrull connections and Secret Wars arc will play into the greater MCU is an even larger question now than it was before. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is expected to hit theaters on July 28, 2023.