It’s already known that May Parker, Peter Parker’s aunt, won’t be making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, which means that we won’t get to see a resolution to the last scene of Spider-Man: Homecoming. In fact, from the sound of things, we shouldn’t expect to see a resolution until 2019 at the absolute earliest.
Spoiler alert: Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s closing scene features Aunt May finding out that her nephew is moonlighting as the superhero Spider-Man, at which point she bellows “WHAT THE FU-” in disbelief before the movie smashes to The Ramones rocking out over the credits. While some were hoping that this scene would be shown in a more climactic light as opposed to a closing joke, the scene did what it accomplished by having Peter’s secret identity discovered by someone who he’s close to. But according to Kevin Feige in an interview with IGN, the full extent of May’s concerns over Peter’s double-life won’t be revealed for a bit:
“I think it might be a few years [before we find out about Aunt May].”
Obviously, that doesn’t mean that we won’t hear another mention about Aunt May when Peter gets drafted into the Avengers again, but from the sound of things it doesn’t seem like she’ll show up in Avengers 4, either. So it appears that we will see how the new Peter-May dynamic plays out in the next Spider-Man movie. Thankfully, if there’s anything the audience who stuck around through the credits of Spider-Man: Homecoming have learned about, it’s the virtue of patience.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is playing in theaters. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Donald Glover as Aaron Davis, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer), and Michael Mando as Mac Gargan.