For many, Avengers: Endgame felt like a fitting end to Marvel Studios' Infinity Saga. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced there was one more piece to the Infinity Saga's story: Spider-Man Far From Home.
"We've been working for many years in Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home," Feige told Comicbook.com. "Those were the films that were culminating the entire Infinity Saga of the MCU. And as we were working on Endgame, we realized that the true end of the Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because --spoiler-- we lose Tony Stark at the end of Endgame."
If Infinity War and Endgame are about the battle with Thanos himself and how the Avengers failed and triumphed, Far From Home is about the fallout. Although the Avengers won at the end of Endgame, there were losses like the aforementioned Tony Stark, and Far From Home is just one of the ways viewers will get to see how that has affected the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
"The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor, Tony Stark, and become the true hero that he was always meant to be," Feige continued. "And it's for that reason that Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are essentially two pieces of the same story, and it's not over yet until Spider-Man: Far From Home."
Although the Spidey sequel shows a world post-Iron Man, there were other notable losses in Endgame that also logically affected the MCU, such as Black Widow's death and Captain America's retirement. One has to wonder if these other game-changing moments will be reflected in Far From Home or other material.
Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.