Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Writers Talk Up Nick Fury’s Fun Dialogue Moment
When the second trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home arrived back in May, it set a rather humorous tone for the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming. That’s mainly due to a fun piece of dialogue from Nick Fury – “Bitch, please, you’ve been to space.” But there’s an interesting story on how that dialogue ended up in the trailer.
While speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, co-writer Chris McKenna remembers pitching the dialogue early on, in an attempt to address the super-serious tone that Avengers: Endgame had previously set. And it was a hit.
“It got a big laugh in the room,” said McKenna. Everyone knew that’s going to be in the trailer.”
McKenna’s writing partner Eric Sommers added “that’s just one of those jokes that popped up really early and just stuck with it the whole time.”
During the interview, McKenna explained that there were two mandates.
“One: coming off of Endgame, make sure we come up with a really fun Spider-Man movie. The second mandate was, yes, there are some things we have to be reacting to. Peter is coming off the events of Endgame, and that is going to inform the story. Back to mandate number one: have fun with it. We came to it with tons of ideas.”
The duo then circled back around to writing for Fury’s character. The line allowed them to settle in with his tone pretty easily.
“We were excited. Sure, a little nervous, but way more excited,” said Sommers. “I get to write Nick Fury lines. This character who I love and have enjoyed in so many movies, and now I get to write those lines and I can’t wait to hear him say this and I can’t wait to hear him say that.’”
As for the “bitch, please” joke itself, McKenna confesses, “That was one of our first jokes. I think it was Erik who pitched that one early on when we were first coming up with the storyline.”
“It’s funny how those work,” added Sommers. “Jokes pop up and end up in the movie at all stages. That’s just one of those jokes that popped up really early and just stuck with it the whole time.”
The full interview can be found here.
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