Spider-Man: Far From Home will officially cap off Marvel’s “Infinity Saga”. In it, we see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) head to Europe to try for normal but ends up reckoning with his status as a hero in the wake of Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) demise.
Now as Far From Home takes place in the aftermath of Endgame, director Jon Watts was one of the few who knew the major plot points of Endgame in order to better prep for his film.
Talking with Comicbook.com, Watts shared his own nerves about accidental spoilers and what plot point from Endgame took him by surprise. “You feel weird, because you’re just constantly nervous that you’re going to say something and slip up, and have Joe [Russo] and Anthony [Russo] murder you. Yeah, it was a tense life.”
It sounds like being someone involved in a Marvel movie is a very precarious balancing act to not spoil anything big.
As for the plot point that affected Far From Home that surprised Watts the most, it was one of the two majorly heart-breaking deaths in Endgame. R.I.P. Tony Stark. In fact, learning this helped shaped the movie in a major way.
“When I found that out, you realize, ‘Oh that’s not something you can just address and then move on. That’s what the movie is going to be about. There’s no way around it.’ If anything, it focuses you on the kind of story that you’re going to be telling.”
From the Far From Home trailers released after Endgame, it’s clear that the film is about Peter coming to terms with his mentor’s death. So, unsurprisingly, grab your tissues here, folks.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on July 2nd in the US.