Seriously, are there any of the Avengers left alive? After the shocking events of Avengers: Endgame and the devastating deaths of Black Widow and Iron Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home just went and killed another of the OG heroes!
Warning: huge Far From Home spoilers ahead.
Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what happens in Far From Home, but it turns out a post-Iron Man world isn’t the only emotional gut-punch director Jon Watts packs.
If you’ve made it this far, reach for the tissues — Captain America is dead. Digital Spy reports that Far From Home opens with a beautiful ‘In Memoriam’ video of fallen Avengers set to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. It’s hosted by Midtown Science High School’s Betty Brant and Jason Ionello, who are reminding us which Avengers have perished to keep us safe.
That’s right, Steve Rogers has apparently passed away between the events of Endgame and Far From Home. Although it’s not official, it pretty much confirms that Chris Evans is done with the MCU.
Heading back to Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joss Whedon united Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for The Avengers in 2012. Consisting of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, the original six have been a cornerstone of the franchise ever since.
Joe and Anthony Russo promised to shake things up a bit in Infinity War and Endgame, but did we really expect things to play out like that? As well as losing Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark, Chris Evans’ Captain America journeyed through time to return the Infinity Stones. Things went awry as Cap decided to stay in the past and live out his life with Peggy Carter.
A much older Steve Rogers appeared at the end of the movie and handed over his vibranium shield to Sam Wilson to become the ‘new’ Captain America. The site guesses that Rogers was probably 109 in Endgame, so it’s not like he didn’t have a good inning. Still, it’s crazy to think Captain America is dead.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, at least Far From Home actually brings someone back. After bowing out with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 in 2007, J.K. Simmons makes a triumphant return as J.J. Jameson.
Not to gush about it, but Simmons really is a legend into his own right thanks to playing Jameson in Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man movies from 2002-2007.
In the first post-credits scene, Simmons returns as Jameson. This time, he’s swapped newspapers for TV. Hosting his own talk show, Jameson has a video from Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio that exposes Spider-Man’s identity.
Jameson brands the friendly neighbourhood hero a “menace” as Peter watches on in horror. This version of J.J. is a little different to his Raimi-Verse version. Now sporting a bald head, his signature haircut is gone. Thankfully, he’s still the same irate man with that booming voice.
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