Spider-Man: Far From Home, the culmination of the MCU’s Phase 3, is right around the corner. Although the movie will focus on the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and the opening of the multiverse, it is, at the end of the day, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
There were a lot of moments in Homecoming that set up storylines to be paid off in the future, so we can hope to see at least some of them get paid off in Far From Home as Peter Parker sets off on his European vacation. Here are 10 Spider-Man: Homecoming Moments We Hope Get Paid Off In Far From Home.
10 Peter refuses to join the Avengers
At the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark invites Peter over to the Avengers HQ upstate to offer him a place on the Avengers team. However, Peter maturely decides that he’s not ready, and he’d rather remain Queens’ friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for a while.
Since then, he’s joined the Avengers in the battle against Thanos and been officially appointed an Avenger after all, first by Stark in Infinity War and then again by Captain America in Endgame. He doesn’t seem to be any more ready now than he was in Homecoming, but he’s still taken on the responsibility of being one of Earth’s mightiest heroes, so this needs to be explored.
9 Adrian Toomes refuses to give up Peter’s identity
In the mid-credits scene following Spider-Man: Homecoming, we see Adrian Toomes in prison. He’s approached by Mac Gargan, who tells him that there are a few people on the outside who are ready to kill Spider-Man if Toomes can tell him what his true identity is.
But despite the fact that Toomes knows that Spidey’s real name is Peter Parker, as well as where he lives and where he goes to school, he doesn’t give him up. This is either because he’s forgiven him after he saved his life or he simply wants to get his hands on him himself. Either way, we need to see that stinger paid off.
8 Aaron Davis mentions his nephew
In the comics, Aaron Davis is better known by his supervillain alter ego, the Prowler. But he is also known for being the uncle of Miles Morales, one of the characters who have taken on the Spider-Man mantle. Davis appeared in Homecoming, played by Donald Glover, and it can’t be a coincidence that he mentioned he had a nephew in the area.
While Tom Holland seems to be sticking around as the MCU’s Spidey for a while, the introduction of the multiverse could bring us a few different versions of events, including a dimension where Miles was bitten by the radioactive spider.
7 Captain America’s PSAs
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America was bluntly called a “war criminal” in the wake of the events of Captain America: Civil War when the students were forced to watch his PSAs. However, since he led the charge against Thanos in the Battle of Earth in Avengers: Endgame, Captain America has probably been forgiven by the world at large in the MCU.
Those PSAs were one of the most beloved parts of Homecoming, and audiences would likely tear up if they saw some post-Endgame. Maybe this is what Joe Russo meant when he said that Chris Evans was “not done” with the role of Steve Rogers.
6 Damage Control has Ultron’s head
Midway through Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter got stuck in a warehouse owned by the Department of Damage Control where they keep all the alien technology they’ve confiscated from the aftermath of MCU action sequences. There, he found Ultron’s head. This seemed to tease a future for Ultron in these movies.
He was disappointingly easy to defeat for such a powerful and significant villain from the comics, so it would ease a lot of fans’ minds if he wasn’t really gone and came back somehow in Far From Home. With any luck, he’ll be much more difficult to defeat this time around.
5 “I guess now, you’re the Shocker.”
The Shocker is not a particularly well-known Spidey villain, but he did make quite an impact in Homecoming when he was played by Bokeem Woodbine. The last time we saw him in Homecoming, he was webbed up by Spidey on his way to defeat the Vulture. We didn’t see him in prison during the credits.
All we know is that he’s starting to like being the Shocker. So, even if it’s during a montage of bringing villains to justice at the beginning of the movie – before Peter goes to Europe and confronts the multiverse – we need to see the end of the Shocker’s arc.
4 MJ hints she knows that Peter is Spider-Man
Peter didn’t do a very good job of hiding his Spider-Man identity at the Washington Monument, because he spoke at full volume in his normal voice just a few feet away from MJ and then quickly improvised a deeper voice, but it wasn’t very convincing. As one of Peter’s closest friends, MJ would recognize his voice instantly.
Later in the movie, she teases Peter about a secret double life, he panics, and then she laughs and tells him she’s joking. But maybe she wasn’t. In the Far From Home trailer, we see that MJ knows that Peter is Spider-Man. A couple of those moments in Homecoming could be the reason for this, so that needs to be tied together.
3 Peter earns Tony Stark’s approval
Peter Parker and Tony Stark have always had a sort of father-son relationship, and it was developed the most throughout Spider-Man: Homecoming. At first, Tony was ignoring Peter’s calls. Then, he was disappointed by his disobedience and took back his suit. Then, he was impressed by his heroism and gave him an even better suit and offered him an Avengers membership.
Since then, they’ve been closer than ever. A framed picture of Peter is what inspired Tony to invent time travel to bring everybody back in Avengers: Endgame. Now that he’s passed away, we’ll have to see the untimely end of their relationship paid off.
2 Liz moves to Oregon
At the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter could’ve explained everything to Liz – his absence at the decathlon, ditching her at the homecoming dance – and even redeemed himself as a hero in her eyes if he’d just told her that he was Spider-Man. But her dad was brought to justice and she moved to Oregon with her mom before he could tell her.
We don’t need to see Liz in Far From Home, but we need to see how Peter moves on from his romance with her and moves on to the relationship with MJ we’ve been seeing in the trailers for the sequel.
1 Aunt May finds out Peter is Spider-Man
In the final moments of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spidey tries on the new suit Tony Stark gave him for size and the camera pans around to reveal that Aunt May is watching him in shock. She cries out, “What the f--,” before the movie cuts to the end credits.
We’ve since seen Spidey go on two adventures – first, jetting off to Titan to fight Thanos and getting killed, and next, coming back to life and teleporting back to Earth to fight Thanos again – and in all that time, we haven’t seen what happened after May found out Peter’s secret. By Far From Home, she seems to have accepted it – but we need the middle ground.