Despite the fact that Avengers: Endgame tied up an 11-year journey for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (permanently in the case for Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Infinity Saga will now officially conclude with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Some fans would naturally come to the conclusion that given the nature (and literal title) of Avengers: Endgame, that film would be the capper to Phase 3 and the entire Infinity Saga, but Kevin Feige explains why Spider-Man: Far From Home is the true final chapter of this era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“We’ve been working for many years on Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. 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 entire 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.”
In Tom Holland’s first standalone outing as Peter Parker, his mentorship from Tony Stark is heavily explored, and Tony’s feelings of survivor’s guilt in Avengers: Endgame particularly after losing Peter to Thanos’ decimation drives him to explore time travel as a means to bring him and every other victim back. Kevin Feige continues:
“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. 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.”
Kevin Feige’s confirmation is similar to how Ant-Man was the real finale for Phase 2 rather than Avengers: Age of Ultron, in the case that a standalone outing for the titular superhero in question will conclude the arc set up in the phase it is part of narratively.
Are you curious to see how Peter deals with the loss of Tony as he must explore his new life as a hero while also dealing with other major threats while on his class trip abroad? What do you make of these comments from Kevin Feige? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news and updates in the MCU.
Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in theaters on July 2, 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.