Spider-Man: Far From Home is officially out in theaters, and fans and critics alike are agreeing that it just might be one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best films yet. The film is a perfect follow-up to this year's emotional Avengers: Endgame, and follows Peter Parker as he tries to figure out his role as a superhero and teenager in a world without his former mentor Tony Stark.
Peter and his classmates are given the chance to explore Europe on a school trip, but the web-slinging teen quickly has his vacation hijacked by Nick Fury and finds himself fighting Elemental super-villains alongside newcomer Mysterio. Far From Home is exceptionally faithful to its comic book source material, and Jake Gyllenhaal's flawless take on the iconic Sinister Six member helps elevate the film to a whole new level. Viewers got to experience all the action, comedy, drama and romance they hoped for, but by the end of the film, we were still left with several pressing questions about the fate of Spidey and the rest of the Marvel Universe. Here are 15 Lingering MCU Questions 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Left Unanswered.
15 WHO IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT TONY STARK?
While Tony Stark is no longer alive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his spirit is still very much felt throughout Far From Home. Multiple characters ask the question on every fan's mind—who is going to replace Iron Man? Spider-Man seems to be the new heart of the MCU, but he was reluctant to say that he could step into his mentor's shoes.
Peter reminded Happy Hogan of Tony when he used Stark Tech to design his new suit, but it still isn't clear if he's ready to become a global hero and Avengers leader like Iron Man was.
14 IS THERE A MCU MULTIVERSE AFTER ALL?
When Mysterio claimed in trailers to be from another Earth, Marvel fans rejoiced over the apparent existence of a MCU multiverse because it'd help Marvel work the X-Men and Fantastic Four into their film franchise. Unfortunately, Quentin Beck lied about his origin story, so the existence of a multiverse is still unknown.
There are in fact multiple Earths in Marvel Comics, so is it possible that a multiverse a ctually does exist despite Mysterio's deception? Or was this just a tease that'll never be further explored?
13 HAS PETER MET MORGAN YET?
When Lexi Rabe showed up for the Hollywood premiere of Far From Home, fans hoped her appearance was confirmation that Tony Stark's daughter Morgan would be in the film. Peter Parker viewed Tony as a sort of father figure, so he'd definitely want to be a part of Morgan's life and they'd undoubtedly bond over how much they miss Tony.
Sadly, Morgan wasn't a part of the latest Spider-Man solo adventure, and we still don't know if she and Peter have even met.
12 IS MYSTERIO STILL ALIVE?
Unfortunately like most Marvel Cinematic Universe antagonists, Mysterio seems to have perished in the same film he debuted in. However, if anyone can fake his passing, it's the master of illusions.
Peter used E.D.I.T.H. to confirm that Quentin Beck had indeed perished, but the Stark Tech A.I. was previously under Mysterio's command. It's possible that he programmed E.D.I.T.H. to lie for him so he could escape, and that we haven't seen the last of the iconic Spidey villain.
11 ARE PETER'S LOVED ONES IN DANGER NOW?
In Mysterio's last great act of deception, he recorded a video that made Spider-Man out to be the true criminal causing destruction throughout Europe. As if turning the world against the wall-crawling Avenger wasn't enough, Quentin Beck went on to reveal Spidey's real name—Peter Parker.
Now that his secret identity is blown, Spider-Man's enemies can all get revenge by targeting MJ, Aunt May, Ned and Peter's other loved ones. He's powerful enough to protect himself, but he can't possibly keep everyone else safe.
10 WHY DID TONY TRUST E.D.I.T.H. TO A TEENAGER?
Mysterio's grand plan of tricking Peter into believing he was a superhero was all so he could get his hands on E.D.I.T.H., the A.I. Tony Stark trusted to his young protege. The multi-billion dollar glasses granted their owner access to dangerous Stark Tech weapons and satellites, so fans have to wonder why such power was handed over to a teenager.
Peter nearly blew up his class' bus the first time he tried operating E.D.I.T.H., so it's clear that the glasses should have come with an instruction manual or given to someone a bit more responsible and experienced.
9 WHAT IS NICK FURY DOING IN SPACE?
The second Far From Home post-credits scene revealed that Nick Fury and Maria Hill weren't actually in the film at all. Captain Marvel's Talos and a fellow Skrull were simply pretending to be the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents while the real Fury was off in space.
We weren't told what he was doing up there, but it's possible Nick Fury is now working with Marvel Comics organization S.W.O.R.D., the Sentient World Observation and Response Department.
8 WHAT WAS DOCTOR STRANGE SO BUSY DOING?
When news first spread online that Far From Home would send Peter Parker all over Europe, rumors began to circulate that Doctor Strange would aid Spider-Man in the film. After all, the finale took place in London, and one of the Sorcerer Supreme's Sanctums is located in that city.
Unfortunately, a Spidey-Strange team-up never happened and we were simply told that Stephen was too busy to help fight the Elementals. Considering they were considered potential world-ending threats, we have to wonder what Doctor Strange was so preoccupied with.
7 WHY DIDN'T PETER'S SPIDER-SENSE WARN HIM ABOUT MYSTERIO?
While the MCU has yet to use the phrase "spider-sense," Far From Home repeatedly references Peter's "Peter tingle" which helps him prepare for danger before it arrives. The hairs on his arm stood up in Infinity War when Thanos' Q-ship arrived in New York City, but Spidey failed to recognize the danger which Mysterio presented throughout his latest solo adventure.
Mysterio repeatedly fooled Peter with his illusions, and actually tricked him into stepping back into a train. He's one of Spider-Man's most formidable villains in the comics, but normally Peter's spider-sense helps him out more in combat.
6 WILL PETER EVER WORK FOR THE DAILY BUGLE?
In Far From Home's shocking and game-changing first post-credits scene, J.K. Simmons reprises his role of J. Jonah Jameson from Sony's original Spider-Man trilogy to once again try to convince the world that the wall-crawler wasn't the hero he claimed to be. Fans rejoiced over this amazing cameo, but since Jameson knows that Peter Parker is Spidey, it seems we'll never get to see Peter work as a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle.
5 WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE AVENGERS?
With Black Widow and Iron Man sacrificing themselves in Avengers: Endgame and Captain America opting to retire from being a superhero, the fate of the Avengers team was very much up in the air at the end of the film. Unfortunately, Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn't do much to answer our questions about Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
We learn from Nick Fury—who turned out to be Talos the Skrull—that Thor, Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel are all busy doing their own solo heroics, but that's it.
4 COULD A SINISTER SIX BE FORMING?
Spider-Man's antagonists are dangerous on their own, but when they join together as the Sinister Six in the comics, they're practically unstoppable. Fans have been begging for over a decade to see the villainous team-up on the big screen, and it's possible that the MCU is working towards making that happen.
Homecoming ended with Mac Gargan, the criminal who becomes Scorpion, asking Vulture to tell him Spider-Man's secret identity. Now that it's been revealed, he might join up with fellow villains like Shocker, the Tinkerer, Mysterio (if he's alive) and a few others to take the web-crawler out once and for all.
3 WHERE WAS THE VULTURE?
Initial reports on Far From Home claimed that Michael Keaton would reprise his role as the Adrian Toomes in the Homecoming sequel, but unfortunately, director Jon Watts felt there wasn't an organic way to work Vulture or Scorpion into the film. However, Watts told Digital Spy that they're "both still out there" and that future films might include the two antagonists.
Vulture refused to tell Mac Gargan that Spidey was really Peter Parker, but does that loyalty mean that he's reformed? Or will he be back to his villainous ways in a future appearance?
2 IS IT TIME FOR A LIVE-ACTION "ONE MORE DAY"?
Mysterio's reveal to the world that Peter Parker is the man behind the Spidey mask was incredibly shocking, but that wasn't actually the first time Peter's secret identity was revealed to the public. He told the world the truth in the Civil War comics, and when that inevitably put his loved ones in danger, it led to one of the most controversial Spidey storylines ever—One More Day.
In this storyline, Peter actually made a deal with the devil Mephisto to make everyone forget his secret identity... in exchange for his relationship with MJ. Could the MCU seriously be considering exploring this much-despised storyline?
1 WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN PHASE FOUR?
At the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first two phases, fans were provided with clues about what might happen in the franchise's future. Post-credits scenes in the first two Avengers films let us know that an Infinity War clash against Thanos was coming, but Endgame and Far From Home failed to give any clues about the next few years of the MCU.
We've seen that Nick Fury is in space and that seems to imply that there will be more cosmic Marvel adventures. But outside of knowing that a Black Widow solo entry is currently in production, us fans are completely in the dark about Phase 4.