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Spider-Man Is Not Leaving the MCU After All

Peter Parker’s fate was unclear for a bit, but Spidey is once again coming home

Oct 01, 2019

By: Noah Friscopp

There was some controversy a while back about Spider-Man staying with the rest of the Marvel heroes in the MCU or not, and we finally have an answer. Fortunately, a business deal was made that ensures that Peter gets some more time to shine. There will be some spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Phase 4

There were no official announcements for a third solo Spider-Man film when the rest of Phase 4 was revealed, but if the ending for Far From Home was any indication, it was more than due. Even though Tom Holland’s Spidey has technically been in more movies than any other live-action Spider-Man before, there are still more stories to be told. Far From Home’s ending tore Peter’s world apart, and to not see the effects of that would be a huge shame.

Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio and Michael Keaton's Vulture are two of the MCU's best villainsJake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio and Michael Keaton's Vulture are two of the MCU's best villains

What is Next?

After the monumental event that was Avengers: Endgame, it is time to dial things back a bit and focus on some smaller stories with not quite as much galaxy-wide destruction. We’re getting this with the new focus on the shows coming to Disney+ like "WandaVision" and "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" but the movies could use this as well. It has taken several adventures for Peter Parker to come into his own as a hero, with Far From Home being the first time he is tasked with being one without the help of Tony Stark. It is in this movie that Peter finally puts his genius, his powers, and his caring to the test and he emerges a worthy successor to the great Iron Man that had helped defend the planet from alien invasions and mad scientists alike for over ten years.

Far From Home is where Peter Parker comes into his own as a heroFar From Home is where Peter Parker comes into his own as a hero

The Appeal of Spider-Man

Many were upset that this great potential for storytelling would go nearly completely wasted, but now there is hope for a bright future. Spider-Man has one of if not the best set of villains in comics all with loads of great potential for movies. Already The Vulture and Mysterio have proven themselves as a couple of the MCU’s best villains and those aren’t even his most famous. If the deal goes on longer, there is an endless river of storytelling that can be done. As of now, the only thing that is confirmed is that Spidey will appear in just two more movies. I have faith that these will not be the end of him. If it is though, many would agree that he has made the MCU better because of his upbeat and optimistic nature. Even though he is forced into making himself look bad by lying to save his secret identity, Spider-Man at the core is about being the best version of yourself you can be and putting others first. Huge, world-ending battles are fun, but I’d argue personal and emotional stories need their due as well and what a better character to drive them forward than a friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

Homecoming was a great smaller scale story that focused on character rather than a huge world-ending threatHomecoming was a great smaller scale story that focused on character rather than a huge world-ending threat
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