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Warning: This article contains spoilers for Secret Invasion episode 2 from the off.

Secret Invasion‘s second episode continued on from last week’s premiere by concluding on yet another jaw-dropping surprise. This one concerned the little-explored private life of Nick Fury, supplying us with the revelation that the former S.H.I.E.L.D. chief actually has a private life. Specifically, Fury has a wife, Priscilla Fury, as played by Charlayne Woodard.

Nick and Priscilla are somehow instantly believable as an old married couple, despite only sharing mere moments on screentime in this episode. This may be because Woodard and Samuel L. Jackson have previously worked together before, in a whole other superhero franchise, in fact. The only thing is that their roles in this alternate universe make their relationship in the MCU a lot ickier.

Nick and Priscilla Fury in Secret Invasion
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Jackson and Woodard first appeared in the same project back in 2000’s Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan’s ahead-of-its-time deconstruction of the superhero genre. While Jackson played Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass, the nemesis of Bruce Willis’ hero David Dunn, Woodard played Elijah’s mother. In real-life, the now 69-year-old Woodard is actually five years younger than the 74-year-old Jackson. However, she mostly played Mrs. Price in flashbacks to Elijah’s youth and wore old-age make-up for the film’s later scenes.

Woodard reprised her role alongside both Jackson and Willis for 2019’s belated sequel Glass, which completed the so-called East Rail 177 trilogy along with 2017’s Split. For this movie, Woodard remained in the old-age makeup throughout and shared much of her screentime with on-screen son Jackson. Now the duo are back together again, but this time going from playing mother and child to… wife and husband.

Anyone else getting flashbacks to when Marvel siblings Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson played a married couple in Godzilla?


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Christian Bone is a Staff Writer/Editor at We Got This Covered and has been cluttering up the internet with his thoughts on movies and TV for a full decade, ever since graduating with a Creative Writing degree from the University of Winchester. He can usually be found writing about anything Marvel or DC. And yet, if you asked him, he’d probably say his favorite superhero film is ‘The Incredibles’.