Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home completely upends the life of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and creates many compelling questions about the future of Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What was meant to be a summer vacation in Europe goes sideways for Peter when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits him to help a new hero, Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), save the world from Elemental monsters. But things were not what they seemed and, after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, things can never be the same for Peter.
Set 8 months after Avengers: Endgame and the death of Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed all of Peter's friends died in The Blip (the new name for Thanos' snap), including Ned (Jacob Batalon), Betty (Angourie Rice), and MJ (Zendaya). However, Tony left something behind for Peter, his protege: his trademark sunglasses which contain E.D.I.T.H. (Even Dead, I'm The Hero), Stark's A.I. network and tactical protocols. Tricking Parker and gaining control of E.D.I.T.H. turned out to be the master plan of Mysterio, who wanted to replace Iron Man as the world's greatest hero by treachery and deceit.
Spider-Man: Far From Home's end-credits scenes also dropped several major bombshells, which included the debut of the MCU's version of the Daily Bugle and its abrasive publisher J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), who revealed Spider-Man's secret identity to the world. This was followed by another shock: Nick Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) were Skrulls all along and that the shapeshifting aliens are working on a secret mission with the real Fury, who is in outer space.
An entertaining, globe-hopping adventure that creates seismic changes for Peter Parker's world going forward, Spider-Man: Far From Home closes out Phase 3 and leaves fans wondering about what's to come next in the MCU's Phase 4. Here are 20 of our biggest questions about Spider-Man: Far From Home.
20. Where Do Peter and Aunt May Live After The Blip?
May Parker told the audience at her fundraiser for the homeless the story of how she came back from The Blip to find new people living in her apartment. This means she and Peter had to vacate the apartment they lived in during Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Peter clearly has a new bedroom in Spider-Man: Far From Home so they got a new place. As for the hows, it could be through the same organization that May now works for which helps homeless people (including those displaced by The Blip), or, more likely, the Parkers got some assistance from Stark Industries c/o Happy Hogan.
19. Did Vulture And His Daughter Liz Survive The Blip?
Unfortunately, Spider-Man: Far From Home didn't offer any updates on Adrian Toomes/The Vulture (Michael Keaton) or his daughter Liz (Laura Harrier), who moved across the country with her mother Doris (Gabrielle Beauvais) after Adrian was exposed as a criminal and imprisoned. We don't even know if any of them survived The Blip, but if Liz did, she's now 5 years older than Peter and her friends. This would be extra convenient if Liz does return in Spider-Man 3 since Laura Harrier is 29 years old, so it explains the age gap between her and the rest of her former Midtown High classmates.
18. What's The Deal With Brad, The New Kid In Peter's Class?
Brad Davis (Remy Hii), the new kid in Peter's class, is a Blip survivor who is now 5 years older; he becomes Peter's rival for MJ's affections. It may seem strange that Brad appears to be the only new member of Peter's class but the group of Peter's friends that went on vacation in Europe isn't actually the entirety of the class. Rather, they're the current roster of Midtown School of Science and Technology's Academic Decathlon team. It seems like Brad replaced Liz Toomes, but he isn't the only new kid in the group; there's also Zach (Zach Barack), another student who has joined the team.
17. Who Bought Avengers Tower and "What's Next?"
Avengers Tower was sold and vacated by Stark Industries in Spider-Man: Homecoming but the building is still standing and was even evoked by Mysterio in one of his illusions when he trapped Spidey in a snow globe among the NYC skyline. At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spidey meets MJ at the corner of East 41st Street and there are signs pointing to Avengers Tower announcing "We Can't Wait To Show You What's Next!" The question is: When will we finally find out what's next for Avengers Tower and will the new owners be the Fantastic Four?
16. Will May And Happy Become A Couple?
Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Tony Stark's oldest friend and Head of Security, finally found love with Peter's Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) - which he even confessed to MJ, Ned, Betty, and Flash Thompson at the Tower of London. But sadly, it doesn't seem like May is entirely reciprocating Happy's affections; she sees them more as a "summer fling" but Happy is seriously in love. Will May and Happy get together for real? One thing is likely: with Spider-Man's identity now public knowledge, May will need protection from Spidey's enemies - since Peter is an Avenger, this is something Happy would be glad to lend Stark Industries' resources to provide.
15. How Long Has Talos Posed As Nick Fury?
In Spider-Man: Far From Home's post-credits scene, Nick Fury and Maria Hill revealed themselves to be Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and Soren (Sharon Blynn), the Skrulls who were introduced in Captain Marvel, so it was never the real Nick Fury and Maria Hill fans saw in Far From Home. But how long has Talos been impersonating Nick Fury? Fury was killed by Thanos' snap and reappeared at Tony Stark's funeral in Avengers: Endgame, which was 8 months before the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. So Talos could have been posing as Fury for any length of those 8 months - or possibly even longer! Many fans are questioning whether Fury was actually a Skrull in his appearances after the events of Captain Marvel in 1995. Hopefully, we'll get definite answers soon.
14. Why Didn't Fury/Talos Want Peter To Invoke Captain Marvel's Name?
Nick Fury/Talos got downright testy when Spider-Man, who was trying to offer suggestions on replacements for him, asked about Captain Marvel. He answered Peter with a terse, "Do not invoke her name!" In light of Fury being revealed as Talos, this becomes a fascinating question: Did Talos snap at Peter out of loyalty to Carol Danvers, who helped him and the Skrulls in Captain Marvel? Or did Talos lose his temper at the sound of Captain Marvel's name because something bad happened between him and Carol in the 29 years between Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home? If that's the case, is whatever happened tied to the reason why Talos is back on Earth working with Fury?
13. Were The Rest of Fury's Team Also Skrulls?
Fury and Maria Hill had an impressive network of operatives working with them and Mysterio. This included Dimitri (Numan Acar) and the Seamstress (Toni Garrn), who met Peter during a rest stop en route to Prague and insisted he take off his clothes as she gave him the new, black Night Monkey suit she made for him. But since Fury and Hill are really Talos and Soren, it's very likely all of those operatives were also Skrulls posing as humans. At this point, fans can't be blamed for assuming everyone working for the real Fury is a Skrull.
12. What Is Nick Fury's Mission In Space?
Meanwhile, the real Nick Fury was revealed to be in outer space aboard either a space ship or space station fully manned by Skrulls. Talos wished Fury luck on his "mission" but it's not clear what that mission is, other than it involves outer space. In light of Thanos' attacks and Iron Man's death, knowing Fury, he's currently working on a way to protect the Earth from other extraterrestrial threats with the help of the Skulls. It's possible Fury and the shapeshifters are constructing the MCU's version of The Peak, which is the orbital battle station of S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) - the outer space version of S.H.I.E.L.D. - to defend the Earth against the next Thanos-level threat.
11. What About The Kree Sleeper Cells On Earth?
While Fury is in space, however, it seems the Kree already are back on Earth. Fury/Talos mentioned to Hill/Soren that there are Kree sleeper cells hiding on our planet, which is otherwise known to the Kree as C-53. The clandestine presence of Kree soldiers on Earth could mean the MCU is gearing up for their version of Marvel's Secret Invasion story, only the Skrulls are the good guys unlike how they were the villains in the comics.
10. When Did Tony Decide To Leave E.D.I.T.H. For Peter?
When Tony Stark bequeathed Peter E.D.I.T.H., this included giving Spider-Man command over an A.I., a satellite, and hundreds of combat drones. But when did Stark decide to leave E.D.I.T.H. for Peter? After all, Peter was dead for 5 years after Avengers: Infinity War and Tony didn't believe anyone who died from The Blip would return before Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) came up with the time heists of the Infinity Stones. The answer is that it's likely that Tony had long-term plans for Peter and he was planning to give him E.D.I.T.H. as far back as Spider-Man: Homecoming when he was going to make Peter an Avenger and give him the Iron Spider suit.
9. Why Was It Up To Fury To Give E.D.I.T.H. To Peter (And Why Didn't He Want It For Himself)?
Somehow, Nick Fury found out about E.D.I.T.H. and Tony Stark's plan to give it to Peter Parker and the super spy decided to honor Stark's wishes. He dispatched Talos incognito as Fury to make sure Parker received E.D.I.T.H. But, as Quentin Beck pointed out, why didn't Fury want to keep E.D.I.T.H. for himself? Access to Stark's protocols seems like something that would benefit "the most paranoid man in the world" who is already working with the Skrulls on a secret outer space mission. But perhaps Fury figured Stark deserved the benefit of the doubt in choosing Peter Parker as his protege and decided to fulfill Iron Man's posthumous request - while making sure to remind Peter that "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown".
8. Didn't Tony Realize E.D.I.T.H. Is Just Another Version Of Ultron?
It seems like Tony Stark made the same mistake with E.D.I.T.H. as he did with the Iron Legion and Ultron. Despite Ultron gaining sentience and trying to destroy the world, Tony was still obsessed with his Avengers: Age of Ultron vision of "a suit of armor around the world" and he developed E.D.I.T.H. At least E.D.I.T.H. seems to have the same kind of A.I. as JARVIS and Friday and he's utilizing smaller drones instead of Iron Man-sized drones. But it's still the same basic idea that could be corrupted if it fell into the wrong hands. Ultimately, Stark felt Peter Parker would be the right hands although the billionaire probably intended for Spider-Man to have this tech when he was older.
7. Why Didn't Tony Call E.D.I.T.H.'s Drones To Fight Thanos In Avengers: Endgame?
E.D.I.T.H. was likely already online during Avengers: Endgame (since Tony was preparing for his possible death, hence the acronym "Even Dead, I'm The Hero"). If that's the case, it's strange that Stark didn't call upon the drones to fight Thanos' army. True, the Avengers had every superhero in the MCU and the Wakandan Army fighting on their side but they still had no idea they would win. The drones could have acted as reinforcements or even helped the Avengers transport the Infinity Gauntlet across the battlefield.
6. Why Did Mysterio Send Only One Drone To Kill Fury?
Killing Nick Fury was always part of Mysterio's plan, but why did he only send one drone to kill the spy in London? Mysterio didn't even factor in Maria Hill, who destroyed the drone. Now, Mysterio needed the full complement of drones to create his faked Avengers-level threat but at that point, he thought Spider-Man was dead and Fury was the only one who could have seen through his illusion and stopped him so he should have prioritized killing the super spy. Besides underestimating Spider-Man, failing to take care of Nick Fury properly was the other big flaw in Quentin Beck's plan that led to his defeat.
5. What Will Mysterio's Team Do Next?
Mysterio may have been defeated but the same can't be said for the team of disgruntled former Stark employees he headed up. In fact, not only did Spider-Man and Nick Fury's operatives not capture any of them, they still don't know Mysterio wasn't working alone. Once Beck was killed and London was saved, Parker and Fury considered the problem solved and immediately moved on; meanwhile, Mysterio's accomplices William Ginter Riva (Peter Billingsley), Victoria (Claire Dunn), Janice (Claire Rushbrook), and the rest got away scot-free (and that means they could be part of the potential formation of the Sinister Six in Spider-Man 3).
4. Is Mysterio Really Dead?
If there's one thing Mysterio made clear in Spider-Man: Far From Home, it's to not believe what we see - and that goes for Quentin Beck's apparent death. True, E.D.I.T.H. confirmed that "all illusions" were disabled when Peter asked, but can even the A.I. be trusted? After all, Beck is a technological genius who had full access to E.D.I.T.H.'s protocols and could have manipulated the A.I. to perpetuate a ruse of him dying. And Mysterio did tell Spider-Man he has "contingencies". While Quentin Beck should be considered dead - for now - considering his trickery and that this is the MCU, fans can't be blamed for believing that Mysterio will return.
3. When Did Mysterio Have Time To Doctor The Video About Spider-Man Killing Him?
Spider-Man's final battle with Mysterio involves lots of layers of deception but one of Mysterio's contingencies was to take revenge on Spider-Man by revealing his secret identity if he lost. How Mysterio was able to doctor footage of the end of the fight seems confusing but the key is a quick shot of Bill Riva downloading a file after Beck died. This means that he took away footage from one of the drones, which was recording the battle, and after he was safely away, Riva was able to manipulate the video and audio of Peter's voice and create the fake footage that he sent to the Daily Bugle.net. But considering Mysterio believed Spider-Man was dead until Peter arrived in London, Beck either came up with his contingency on the fly (and we were never shown him communicating the plan to his team) or he didn't really believe Spider-Man was dead and had this plan ready to go if the web-slinger appeared.
2. Will Everyone Believe Mysterio's Video?
In a huge shock, J.K. Simmons returned to portray the MCU's version of J. Jonah Jameson and he dropped the double bombshell of showing the doctored footage of Spider-Man "killing" Mysterio before publicly revealing Peter Parker is Spider-Man! But will people believe it? In the MCU - yes, they will. After Thanos and the Blip, people in the MCU are now accustomed to the unbelievable, which is the point Mysterio proved in Spider-Man: Far From Home. People should have no trouble believing a 16-year-old from Queens is Spider-Man and that would synch up with anyone who's ever encountered the wall-crawler. It also wouldn't take much at all to prove Parker is the web-slinger.
1. Why Is Spider-Man's Identity Going Public Such A Crisis?
Spider-Man was the only Avenger who wore a mask and kept his identity a secret but now, the secret is definitely out - but why is this such a problem? After all, everyone knows who the other Avengers are. The key difference, besides Peter's youth, is that the other Avengers don't have families, friends, and loved ones to keep safe and they lived in the Avengers Compound before Thanos destroyed it. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has a family, but they're a secret whose whereabouts were protected by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man is still in high school and he has his Aunt May, MJ, Ned, and all of his classmates who could now be targets of his enemies. This also ruins any hope Peter has of trying to have a normal life when he's not wearing his Spider-Suit. No matter how you look at it, the public knowing Spider-Man's identity completely upends Peter Parker's life but it also creates compelling new challenges that in Spider-Man: Far From Home's sequel that fans haven't seen in a movie before.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019