SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Spoilers - 10 Ways It Sets Up The Future Of Spidey And The MCU

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME <font color=red>Spoilers</font> - 10 Ways It Sets Up The Future Of Spidey And The MCU

Spider-Man: Far From Home may be the final chapter of "The Infinity Saga," but that doesn't mean the sequel fails to set the stage for what comes next in the MCU. Here's all the ways it teases the future!

Spider-Man: Far From Home was initially believed to be the first Phase 4 movie from Marvel Studios, but Kevin Feige recently confirmed that it's actually the final chapter in "The Infinity Saga." While the sequel definitely wraps up some loose ends after Avengers: Endgame, it also drops some big hints about the futures of both Peter Parker and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

It's no great surprise that Marvel Studios used the movie as an opportunity to tease what comes next, but the wall-crawler's world is definitely going to go through some changes! 

In this breakdown, we're taking a look at all the ways Spider-Man: Far From Home sets the stage for the future, and it's fair to say that the third Spider-Man man movie can't get here soon enough.

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Spider-Man: Menace

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Thanks to Mysterio's master manipulation, the world believes that he was a hero who saved the world and that Spider-Man killed him because he wants to become the next Tony Stark. A huge part of Quentin Beck's mission here is to prove that people will believe anything they're told, and it's clear now that the public (and authorities) will view the wall-crawler as a menace. 

That's something his comic book counterpart has been going through for decades now, and Spidey being chased down by the cops (and even his fellow heroes) is a common sight. 

However, the big change here is that his secret identity has also been outed and that's going to change Peter Parker's status quo in a major way; he can't hide behind a mask, and is surely going to have to go on the run. He might deny the accusations, of course, but that would feel like something of a cop out on Marvel's part.
 

The Daily Bugle Is Back

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Perhaps the biggest shocker in the mid-credits scene is the fact that J. Jonah Jameson is back (and played by J.K. Simmons!) and The Daily Bugle is now a website. As of right now, we don't know whether either Jameson or the Bugle will return in the future, as this could have very easily been a one-off cameo to make comic book fans happy.

In the MCU, Peter doesn't have any sort of relationship with Jameson, so including him in future adventures could feel a little forced. However, even just the odd appearance on TV as he continues bashing Spider-Man would be a fun to see, and wouldn't require a lot of time from Simmons. With The Daily Bugle part of this shared world now, though, there are a lot of very exciting possibilities. 
 

Spider-Sense

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During the movie's final act, the web-slinger finally gains control of his Spider-Sense (or Peter-Tingle) and uses it to navigate Mysterio's drone attack. There have been hints that it exists before now, but this hopefully means it will play a larger role in his adventures moving forward. 

While Spidey being able to dodge every attack would be a little boring, the hero is definitely more confident now and so having the precognitive ability would be an exciting addition and gives Marvel Studios the opportunity to show off an interesting new side to Peter's powers. 
 

Nick Fury...In Space!

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The movie's post-credits scene may be played for laughs, but it also reveals that Nick Fury has been commanding a Skrull spaceship in outer space. The fact that Talos and Soren are on Earth doesn't really mean much (especially when they're still heroes and not about to embark on any sort of "Secret Invasion"), but Fury heading into space could definitely come into play somewhere down the line.

After all, it doesn't seem like he's interested in coming home, and after Captain Marvel was praised for the dynamic between Carol Danvers and the then S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, common sense says we'll see them team-up in the present day, this time on Carol's turf!
 

Mysterio...Lives?

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Mysterio appeared to be dead as a doornail the last time we saw him, but should we really buy into that? After all, this is Quentin Beck, a character who has routinely faked his demise and was even resurrected at one point after blowing his brains out in front of Daredevil. 

Seeing as he's responsible for outing Spider-Man's secret identity to the world, there's definitely unfinished business here, and while Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn't exactly set the stage for the Sinister Six, it would be crazy for Mysterio not to be part of that villainous team.
 

Kree Sleeper Cells On Earth

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During a conversation between Nick Fury (Talos) and Maria Hill (Soren), we learn that there are Kree sleeper cells on Earth. This may seem like a throwaway mention, but Marvel Studios must have known that fans would pick up on this and it's impossible to imagine there not being some sort of pay off.

Captain Marvel 2 seems like the most realistic option, but it could just be that following Thanos' devastating attack on the entire universe, a lot of aliens have now gravitated to our planet. That sets the stage for both the Kree/Skrull War (2?) and even Secret Invasion. We'll have to wait and see. 
 

Aftermath Of The Blip

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Spider-Man: Far From Home only briefly touches on the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame and mostly in a comical fashion. However, it's clear that the world has gone through some changes and it would be very surprising not to see this continue to be touched upon. 

While it seems we've already had our answers about how everyone returned after being dusted, the fact that the world thinks Captain America is dead is bound to be addressed in Falcon & The Winter Soldier on Disney+, and it doesn't seem like a stretch to believe that Doctor Strange might be dealing with an even greater level of guilt than Peter Parker in his sequel over what happened to Iron Man.
 

Romance For Peter And MJ

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MJ may be a very different take on the version of the character we know from the comic books, but she and Peter have clearly fallen for each other and that sets the stage for one of the Marvel Universe's greatest romances to play out in the MCU moving forward. 

There's a lot of potential here, especially now that Spider-Man's identity has been outed, and it will be interesting to see the impact that has on their budding romance. Someone not quite so lucky in love is Happy Hogan, as the movie makes it clear that May just viewed their relationship as a summer fling. So, chances are things between them won't continue to develop in future instalments. 
 

Hydro-Man's Return

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Shortly after the water Elemental attacks Venice, Flash Thompson reads out a report from Buzzfeed which mistakenly claims that it must have been Morris Bench, a criminal with water powers. There's nothing to say we'll necessarily see the real Hydro-Man enter the MCU, but the fact that he exists is definitely intriguing, and he could easily end up being a member of the Sinister Six or a even just a hired thug.

Time will tell, but with no mention of The Vulture or Scorpion in the movie, there's a strong possibility that this reference to another of Spidey's villains could be more significant than it initially seems.
 

Avengers Disassembled

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One thing that's clear in Spider-Man: Far From Home is that The Avengers are definitely disassembled, because they're not there to help battle The Elementals and Talos makes it clear at the end of the movie that he had no idea what to tell people when they asked.

It seems Earth's Mightiest Heroes went their separate ways following the events of Avengers: Endgame, and the stage is now set for a new team to come together...or for a certain villain to create his own dark roster. Either way, while Spidey seemed like a prime candidate to lead the team after getting E.D.I.T.H., there's no way that's happening now he's been framed as a murderer. 

Continue reading below to see how Spider-Man:
Far From Home
wraps up "The Infinity Saga."

R.I.P. Captain America

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Right at the start of the movie, the pupils in Peter Parker's high school air an "In Memoriam" video paying tribute to Iron Man, Black Widow...and Captain America! The world clearly thinks that Steve Rogers is dead and are unaware that he returned to the present as an elderly man (then again, he could have passed away from old age shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame). 

While we're bound to learn a little more about Steve's apparent "demise" in the Falcon & The Winter Soldier TV series on Disney+, Spider-Man: Far From Home wraps Captain America's story up by making it clear that, for now, it is indeed over. 
 

The World Mourns For Iron Man

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We don't really see how the world feels about Captain America and Black Widow's deaths, but it's clearly in mourning for Iron Man as there are an awful lot of tributes for the Armoured Avenger.

People are clearly aware that Tony Stark made the ultimate sacrifice and saved the world, but just how much do they know about what went down and have they been told that it was actually The Hulk who used the Infinity Stones to bring everyone back? Sadly, that's never actually elaborated on in this sequel.
 

Things Return To Normal

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Remember how ravaged the world looked in Avengers: Endgame? Houses were derelict, streets were littered with trash, and New York was surrounded by ships, boats, and abandoned cars.

Well, things have quickly returned to normal as the world looks just like you would expect, and there's no evidence that Thanos' attack has left any real, lasting scars on the Earth moving forward.
 

"The Blip"

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There are, however, other scars that are still being felt for the people who disappeared when the Mad Titan unleashed the power of the Infinity Stones. That five-year period has been named "The Blip" and we get to see what happened when people returned (exactly where they were when they vanished) and learn about the aftermath of being displaced. 

May Parker is working with a charity to help them and Spider-Man: Far From Home provides at least some insight into how it must have felt to come back five years later and see that your home is owned by someone else and your possessions are now all gone. 
 

Peter Parker's PTSD

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Spider-Man died and was later resurrected, and that, along with Tony Stark's death, has clearly had a significant impact on him. When the wall-crawler is quizzed by the media about being the new Iron Man, it's clear that he's struggling to come to terms with his mentor's demise and the pressure that's being put on him to step up and fill that void. 

While the sequel never really delves into his PTSD, it's good to see that Peter is still reeling from everything that happened in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame
 

The New Iron Man

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The world seemingly wants Spider-Man to be the new Iron Man, and it appears as if that's what Tony Stark had in mind for Peter Parker as well. That's a lot of pressure for a high school student!

Spidey doesn't want to fulfil that role and spends a lot of the movie, not necessarily dodging his responsibility, but seemingly mourning the fact he's no longer just a Friendly, Neighbourhood superhero. By the time the final act rolls around, he's accepted this new role for the most part and knows he has what it takes to be a true hero. The MCU seems to be in good hands with Peter.
 

E.D.I.T.H.

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Well, sort of. Peter still has to go through something of a learning curve and that includes making the mistake of handing over E.D.I.T.H. to Quentin Beck. That's ultimately resolved, but what's really interesting is that Tony chose to entrust Spider-Man with access to all of his tech and satellites.

By the time Spider-Man: Far From Home ends, Peter has regained control of E.D.I.T.H. (Even Dead I'm The Hero) and while it's not clear what he'll do with it, an argument could be made that he's now one of the most powerful heroes in the entire MCU and capable of unleashing all sorts of new technology. Who knows, perhaps he'll be the one who creates the Ironheart armour!
 

Avengers Disassembled

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There's no real mention of The Avengers in the movie aside from Nick Fury pointing out that Captain Marvel, Thor, and a number of other heroes are off world or seemingly M.I.A.

In fact, Fury is attempting to create a new team and that must be because Earth's Mightiest Heroes have once again gone their separate ways. After all, who is left to assemble them with Captain America now an old man, Thor in space, Iron Man and Black Widow dead, Hawkeye back with his family, and The Hulk badly injured after using the Infinity Stones?

This movie provides no answers about what might come next for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but with no team in place for the time being, it's no wonder Mysterio so easily fools the world. 
 

Aliens On Earth

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In the post-credits scene, we learn that Nick Fury and Maria Hill are actually Talos and Soren and they've been reporting back to the real Fury who is in command of a Skrull ship in outer space. 

It's definitely significant to think that there could be more Skrulls on Earth, while what "Fury" says a little earlier in the movie about there being Kree sleeper cells on the planet could definitely pay off somewhere down the line. After all, it's hard to imagine that was a throwaway mention and the Kree could have easily started a "secret invasion" of their own after Thanos attacked the planet. 
 

Outed

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In the mid-credits scene, a video that was manipulated by Quentin Beck to make Spider-Man look like a villain is shared by The Daily Bugle and the web-slinger's secret identity is outed to the world. This is an interesting contrast to how Iron Man revealed his secret, and it's clear that the wall-crawler will now have to balance being branded a "menace" with protecting his loved ones.

Ending "The Infinity Saga" on a cliffhanger is a bold move, and almost immediately puts an end to Peter being the new Iron Man because it's clear now the world will never see him like that. Other upcoming Marvel Studios movies will no doubt touch on the fallout from Avengers: Endgame, but Spider-Man: Far From Home perfectly wraps things up while setting the stage for the future.
 
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