Spider-Man: Far From Home Director Confirms Multiverse Coming to MCU
Avengers: Endgame forever altered the landscape of the MCU in myriad ways. (Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the film yet.) Peter Parker (Tom Holland)’s trip abroad in Far From Home will be upended by more than just Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The new trailer confirmed that Far From Home will deal directly with the aftermath of Endgame, both in who was lost and what the world—or should we say, worlds—are like in a post-Thanos, post-Snap environment. All that time traveling in Endgame scrambled timelines and possibly rejiggered the MCU. In Far From Home, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio arrives on the scene from another Earth. It appears that Parker will be the first superhero to deal with the repercussions of all that time hopping.
In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts confirmed that yes, the multiverse has come to the MCU.
“We had to look at it in terms of the scope of what happened at the end of Endgame. Seeing all the crazy things that they did and all the questions that raises. So we’re definitely trying to answer one of the big ones — alternate timelines. So many possibilities opened up at the end of Endgame, and Peter Parker is one of the few people on the ground dealing with them.”
So now we know that Far From Home is definitively set in this post Endgame world and dealing with the multiple timelines the events have created. Watts confirmed that the villains of the new film are indeed called “Elementals,” and that they’re from the same parallel dimension that Mysterio says he’s from.
Most post-Avengers films in the MCU have been lighter and leaner. While Far From Home will certainly be leaner, the fact that its dealing with the loss of some major characters and all the repercussions of messing with the space-time continuum means it might not be so light. Peter Parker has been through a lot since he got mixed up with the Avengers. He’s fought his fellow superheroes in Germany in Captain America: Civil War, he died in Infinity War, and he was resurrected and fought in Endgame only to see (again, spoiler alert) his mentor Tony Stark die defeating Thanos.
“You don’t get to see any of the fallout in Endgame, and we get to explore that in our movie,” Watts told Fandango. “We don’t say specifically how far after, but the idea is that it’s almost immediately after the events of Endgame. So we get to see the neighborhood from the first movie dealing with the implications of all of the crazy fallout of Endgame. And, you know, in classic New York style, everyone is just moving on and getting on with their daily lives. Ya know, half the people that disappeared are now back, so let’s move on.”
How they move on, and how Peter Parker assures that there’s a future to look forward to, are but some of the questions Far From Home will answer.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 2, 2019.
Featured image: Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME. Courtesy Sony Pictures.