Warning: SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Far From Home
In the latest entry of our ongoing series, Screen Rant's Ryan George reveals what (probably) happened in the pitch meeting for Spider-Man: Far From Home. After disintegrating into dust, staying that way for five years, and then popping back into existence only to be thrown into another battle against Thanos and then watching his mentor die, Peter Parker is ready for a vacation. Unfortunately for him, Nick Fury doesn't believe in vacations.*
During a school trip to Europe with his friends (all of whom were conveniently also snapped out of existence, and are therefore still the same age as Peter), Spider-Man gets roped into a fight against a new type of enemy called the Elementals. According to extremely trustworthy new superhero Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio, the Elementals come from an alternate version of Earth that they destroyed, and now they're set on destroying another version of Earth. As so often happens in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, every other superhero is unavailable when this potentially world-ending threat manifests, which means that it's down to Spider-Man and Mysterio to stop the Elementals.
After knowing Mysterio for at least a couple of days, Peter decides that he can definitely be trusted with EDITH, a tool handed down by Iron Man that allows the user to hack into nearby devices and also control an army of killer drones. This turns out to be a bad idea because as Mysterio explains (in great detail, to people who have been involved in the plan from the start and really don't need it explained to them), his entire backstory and superpowers are nothing but an elaborate ruse. He's actually just a disgruntled ex-employee of Tony Stark (yes, another one) who has assembled a team of disgruntled ex-employees of Tony Stark (apparently Tony was a really bad boss) to mastermind a fake superhero and manufacture holographic villains for him to fight.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has naturally given it a bit of a boost at the box office. After two weekends in theaters it currently stands at $847 million worldwide, already close to surpassing Spider-Man: Homecoming's entire run and virtually guaranteed to pass the billion dollar mark.
As for what lies ahead for Spider-Man and the rest of the MCU crew - well, we're expecting to find out more this weekend. Marvel Studios has set aside a whole 90 minutes in Hall H on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, and there's a whole lot that could be revealed about Phase Four in those 90 minutes. Stay tuned!
*Actually, Spider-Man: Far From Home's post-credits scene reveals that Nick Fury does believe in vacations after all.