Warning: Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers ahead
Spider-Man: Far From Home has officially swung into cinemas, and yet again, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has delivered another box office behemoth. As the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jon Watts is back in the director’s chair as Tom Holland suits up in Spidey’s spandex.
A cast of familiar faces like Happy Hogan, Nick Fury, and Maria Hill teamed up with our friendly neighbourhood hero to take on the monstrous Elementals. The big twist — although it was easily signposted for some — saw Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio unveiled as the big bad.
Far From Home rounded off with some of the best post-credits scenes to grace the MCU and set the scene for what’s to come in Phase 4 and beyond. There were obviously more questions than answers, and with this in mind, here are five burning questions we still have after Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Is Mysterio dead?
Gyllenhaal was brilliant cast as Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio. It was no big surprise that Mysterio was unveiled as the big bad, leading to a SFX-packed showdown between Spidey and Beck.
As Far From Home rounded off its epic arc, jaws were left on the floor as Beck kicked the bucket. Mysterio was killed by own his drone…or was he? Given Gyllenhaal’s acclaimed performance, it would be a shame to let him go so soon.
Mysterio was known for deception, so it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine he’s pulled one last trick and lives to fight another day.
How long has Talos been Nick Fury?
Those Far From Home post-credits scenes were some of the best we’ve ever seen and definitely set the stage for what comes next. We already know the MCU is blasting off into space in Phase 4.
Although some people had already guessed Nick Fury might me Skrull in disguise, the huge reveal that Talos and Soren have been masquerading as the eyepatched leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Maria Hill was still amazing.
Of course, we’re now left with a big question mark over how long the real Nick Fury has been sunning himself on a virtual beach while Talos has held down the fort on Earth. Fury and Talos met back in the ’90s timeline of Captain Marvel, so there are plenty of gaps that need to be filled in.
Who owns Avengers Tower?
In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene at the end of the movie, we saw Peter Parker and MJ swing across the New York City skyline. Watts stuck in a neat Easter egg that secures the future of the franchise.
After Tony Stark sold the Avengers Tower, we’ve been left in the dark about who its new owners are. Far From Home features the tower undergoing a revamp and includes a sign saying “We Can’t Wait to Show You What Comes Next,” alongside the numbers “1-2-3-?”
The obvious choice is that the MCU is paving the way or the arrival of the Fantastic Four. Fans are seriously hyped that the old Avengers Tower is about to become the Baxter Building.
Another popular twist would be Oscorp. There wasn’t even a hint of Norman or Harry Osborn in Far From Home, but the arrival of the Green Goblin seems like a logical choice for Holland’s third Spidey outing. Either way, the tower’s new owner is sure to be big news.
Does the multiverse really exist?
The Russo Brothers blew us all away with Avengers: Endgame and opened up a whole multiverse of opportunities for the MCU. The Far From Home trailers spoiled that Beck was from a different reality.
Mysterio said: “There are multiple realities, Peter…This is Earth-616. I’m from Earth-833. We share identical physical constants.” It was just another of the goldfish bowl-wearing villains lies, but it’s not completely outside the realms of reality.
Fans are expecting the Multiverse to play a big part in the MCU, but it doesn’t look like we’re ready to embrace its unlimited possibilities just yet.
What’s next for J.J. Jameson?
Giving the best MCU fan service in living memory, Far From Home saw the triumphant return of J.K. Simmons as John Jonah Jameson. Jameson’s unmasking of Spider-Man will presumably play a big part in the inevitable Far From Home sequel.
Some already think it could pull from the comics and see a supergroup of bounty hunters descend on New York to take out the wall-crawling hero. Watts has already teased the arrival of Kraven the Hunter, but what about J.J.?
The Daily Bugle has gone all 21st Century and moved online, meaning J.J. no longer has his office to smoke cigars in and survey the city. Still, it seems like an odd move if the MCU brought Simmons back to his legendary role for just a single post-credits scene.
Whatever happens, Spider-Man: Far From Home brilliantly brought Phase 3 to a close and once again cemented Holland as a cornerstone fo the evolving Avengers roster. There’s still an agonising wait until Spider-Man 3, but rest assured, Watts is sure to deliver another epic ensemble for the ages. In the meantime, you’d better start practicing your web-slinging skills.
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