*Spoilers for 'Avengers: Endgame'*
Guess 'Avengers: Endgame' was not the end of the Infinity Saga after all.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the upcoming 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' — which will release on July 2 — would be the final movie of Phase 3. Prior to this, it was believed that the Tom Holland starrer would be the first movie of phase 4.
Marvel pulled a similar move during Phase 2 as well. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015) was followed by 'Ant-man' — a relatively light-hearted film — before moving to the third phase.
It could just be that these light films are a respite before coming back to more serious films.
Also, this puts a question mark on Spider-Man's future appearances in the MCU. Will this be the last we see of the web-slinger in action?
Previously, Spider-Man has made an appearance in four films sans 'Far from Home'. While Holland did confirm that Spider-Man will be back for two more standalone MCU films after 'Homecoming,' it's interesting to see what the third film would be about. In all certainty, it will be a part of phase 4.
'Avengers: Endgame' showed that most of the original Avengers pretty much go their own way. Tony Stark aka (Robert Downey Jr.) makes the ultimate sacrifice and so does Scarlet Johannson who plays Black Widow. Captain America decides to go back and live out his life in the past, while Thor joins the Guardians on their future adventures. Hulk might be available, but his fighting skills may have taken a hit given that his arm took a serious hit while trying to reverse the snap in the new gauntlet that the Avengers build in 'Endgame.'
We do have a couple of theories on what's in store for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Spidey and the 'New Avengers'
While the new Avengers are yet to 'Assemble,' we're pretty sure that Spider-Man will be one of them. In all probability, this could mean that Spider-Man could be looked at as a certainty in case there are new Avengers coming out in the fourth phase.
Going by the comics, Spider-Man will be a part of the new Avengers that also include a few of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, but with just one more movie remaining and details of Holland's contract unknown, it remains to be seen what Marvel does with the character.
Spidey: The new Iron Man?
The new trailer of 'Far from Home' also teases that there is a need for a new Iron Man. This could also mean that Spider-Man could be one of those superheroes who would take Iron Man's legacy forward.
Previously, Iron Patriot and Rescue were shown to be the ones who wore the armor, but given Marvel's unpredictable nature, we may just see the Iron-Spider going on to take the Iron Man mantle and see a new Spider-Man over the course of the series. While this may seem wild, it's surely a possibility.
There are a few frontrunners for the title already — for instance, Tony's daughter Morgan Stark.
'Endgame' already teased that theory when she is seen wearing the RESCUE helmet, but again she's still a kid and it's pretty hard to imagine an Iron Kid.
Harvey, who is Tony's friend in 'Iron Man 3', is seen mourning at his funeral, and already has a ton of cool tech that was a present from Iron Man. However, it looks very unlikely that he will be Iron Man. This leaves us with good ol' Pete.
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