With “Spider-Man: Far From Home” now out and before Marvel unveils its big plans for its next phase likely later this month at Comic Con, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has spoken a bit more about the ending of the recent sequel and how it will impact the franchise moving forward.
MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD FOR “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME”
Specifically, Feige was recently asked by Fandango about the film’s mid-credits scene which changes the game for the franchise, calling back to the first “Iron Man” where Tony Stark’s identity was revealed but adding the wrinkle of Peter being framed as a bad guy. Feige says:
“Much like the end of Iron Man, saying, okay, the rules have changed. Which now means we’re going to have to do something completely different next time. The how and the when and the specifics can change and evolve, but setting yourself up for something that has never been done before.
At the end of Iron Man, it was a hero publicly outing himself so that in the next movies and all subsequent movies, we couldn’t fall back on the secret identity trope which had been part of Iron Man’s story for decades in the comics.
And now people know Peter’s identity. People now think he’s a villain. Mysterio plays one last trick on him and succeeds… [so that] means everything’s different. Where it goes, we’ll see. But it’s exciting that it once again sets us up for a Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film.”
Parker was the only superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a secret identity being a key element of his character, one that was dealt with in the recent film. With that now taken away and him being setup, the third film already has a basic premise upon which to start along with opening up storytelling possibilities.
While director Jon Watts has recently mentioned an interest in bringing Kraven the Hunter into the mix, writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers have also offered comments recently along the same lines. Watts has also shot down reports of a ditched cameo in ‘Far from Home’ by Anthony Mackie’s new Captain America, telling Screenrant: “Just a rumor. I don’t think that was ever on the table. It was never on the whiteboard.”
When we might see the next “Spider-Man” is unclear at this point. “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is in cinemas now.