Spider-Man Far From Home is on the way, but will it follow on from Avengers: Endgame?
It looks like Spider-Man: Far From Home is the next MCU instalment to look forward to. For some time, audiences believed that Avengers: Endgame would conclude phase three and usher in the endless possibilities of the studios' mysterious phase four. However, following Endgame's release, it was revealed that the Spider-Man sequel will, in fact, wrap things up for the time being. It did seem a little surprising at first, but taking timing into account, it does make sense.
Spider-Man: Homecoming provided Tom Holland's web-slinger with his own vehicle after his applauded screen debut in Captain America: Civil War. Considering we're all so familiar with the character's origins, Jon Watts' 2017 MCU effort skimmed over the backstory and allowed us to get straight into a new tale, in which Peter Parker faces down Vulture, played by Michael Keaton (Birdman, Spotlight). Now, he's swinging back into the picture to confront Mysterio; the popular villain is making his screen appearance courtesy of the fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals, Donnie Darko).
The trailer looks great, with Watts evidently translating what worked in the first film whilst simultaneously escalating the film's grand spectacle. However, what fans are keen to learn is how it all fits in with the MCU's chronological timeline. Before Endgame, some believed that the Spider-Man sequel would take place minutes after it all. So, does it follow on from the fourth Avengers instalment?
As reported by ScreenRant and numerous others, director Joe Russo has confirmed that Spider-Man: Far From Home will take place after the events which transpired in Endgame. This definitely changes things, as the last act included a range of hard-hitting and universally affecting decisions. In wake of the news, we can expect this forthcoming sequel to comment on some of these choices and help wrap up things even further, whilst also introducing potential plans for phase four.
Due to his narrative exclusion, we were unable to spend much time with Peter Parker in Endgame, but audiences lit up when they witnessed his return. After things were hastily concluded, hopefully, this phase three conclusion will focus on how Peter is dealing with loss, grief and adjusting to a world forever changed by the sacrifices they had all made in the prior film. After Endgame, one thing is for sure, and it's that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now essential viewing.
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