That is the question that the Russo brothers attempted to explain away during a recent interview.
“We know Peter Parker has watched Star Wars, and he’s hanging out with Mace Windu and Lando Calrissian [Donald Glover, who also appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming],” host Anthony Carboni asked Anthony and Joe Russo.
“How does this work?”
“They just look like those characters,” Anthony said.
“Yes, Nick Fury happens to look a lot like Mace Windu,” Joe added.
When Carboni asked if looking like an Oscar-winning actor made Nick Fury’s job as a spy more difficult, Anthony replied: “That’s how good Nick Fury is.”
Peter Parker and Nick Fury are seen interacting several times in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the latest instalment in the Spider-Man franchise, released in July.
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The Star Wars franchise, meanwhile, will return with the release of The Rise of Skywalker, coming out on 19 December in the UK and 20 December in the US.