Avengers: Endgame set up the future of the MCU in the best way possible. We had teases for new heroes like Namor & Captain Britain, lead-ups to upcoming solo films like Black Widow, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Black Panther 2 and a setup for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 feat Thor! But other than the movies, Infinity War & Endgame together set up upcoming Disney+ TV series like Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki and even Hawkeye. One of the biggest elements that was teased was Falcon becoming the new Captain America.
Now, before we could get any other film or TV series from Phase 4, Spider-Man: Far From Home is going to conclude the Infinity Saga and further set up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Far From Home, we get to see the new adventures of Spider-Man as he takes a vacation which leads him to become an international hero.
If you remember the original deal of Sony and Marvel, two of the trademark MCU heroes had to make an appearance in the solo Spider-Man movies. Homecoming involved Iron Man and Captain America. Spider-Man: Far From Home involves Nick Fury, but we don’t really know who the second name is going to be. Surprisingly, it was initially going to be Anthony Mackie making a cameo as the new Captain America.
Well, it isn’t happening now, but Kevin Feige and creative executive Eric Carroll recently told ComicBook.com about the cameo that was originally planned for Spider-Man: Far From Home. They said:
“Eric Carroll – We briefly talked about bringing in Falcon as Captain America at the end, like maybe once Peter’s arced, and he’s sort of like leading the team, like maybe he calls in a favor. But we also thought it was really important to the arc of this movie that there not be other Avengers available to Nick Fury or Peter, so he’d have to step up and do it himself.
Kevin Feige – Ultimately, Spider-Man: Far From Home is Spider-Man’s journey, whether any other heroes appear in it or not. It’s all about Peter stepping up. And Peter getting out of the shadow, not just of Tony but of the Avengers in general. Because by the way, he’s Spider-Man. He doesn’t need to be in the shadow of the Avengers. So other than Maria, and Nick, and Happy, and the emotional presence of Tony… You hear, he asks about Thor. He asks about Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel.”
This conversation brings us to an interview that happened earlier involving director Jon Watts. He actually said that New Asgard could have made an appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home:
“You go through so many iterations of this story and like so many brainstorm sessions that I don’t even remember that conversation. I remember one point we were talking about if one of the stops along the way through Europe was going to be New Asgard.”
Well, we know that New Asgard is not coming in now, and all this more or less confirms that there won’t be any other heroes appearing in the film. Although it’s Marvel and we could always be in for a surprise. Rumor suggests that the film is going to involve Skrulls somehow, but let’s not go there for now. What’s confirmed that we would only get to see Falcon as the new Captain America in the upcoming solo series Falcon & Winter Soldier, which will not premiere until August next year.
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 2. It is going to star Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Zendaya (Michelle Jones), Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Angourie Rice (Betty, Jacob Batalon (Ned), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), and Numan Acar (Magnum).