Spider-Man: Far From Home managed to surprise even the biggest of Marvel nerds with what it brought onto the table. Even though the movie did play a lot like the comic book story of the comics, people left the theatres with their mouths open. Adding the post-credits scenes over Mysterio’s surprising twist was just a bonus for the audience. The whole package ultimately turned out to be quite shocking! But hats off to the way that Marvel marketed the film using the Multiverse.
A Spoiler warning won’t be given any more! It’s your fault that you’ve still not seen the film.
Marvel played coy with us introducing the concept of Multiverse in the trailers. They raised our expectations so much. There were dozens of theories relating to the Multiverse! People started connecting the dots trying to introduce the X-Men, Fantastic Four and others through the Multiverse. But as it turned out, all this was a front to hide the truth behind Mysterio.
The Multiverse turned out to be a fabricated story in the film for Mysterio become the hero that people follow, to become the next Iron Man. But all this doesn’t mean that the Multiverse doesn’t exist in the MCU at all. The concept of Multiverse is a thing within the MCU and that’s probably why Talos (Nick Fury) & Soren (Maria Hill) believed Mysterio’s fabricated story.
People were actually mad that Marvel didn’t bring in the Multiverse after setting it up in the trailers. Well, Mysterio was a villain and this was always going to be the case. Those who know about Mysterio do know that he is a VFX maestro and very proficient in showing illusions. There were theories out there which had already predicted that everything about the Multiverse could be a lie that Mysterio managed to make people believe. That’s exactly what happened.
But no one needs to get mad over it because the concept of Infinite Universes exists in the MCU and it has been explained more than once now. First it happened in the Doctor Strange movie where the Ancient One told us about the Sanctums protecting Earth from threats throughout the Multiverse. Then there was another tease of it in Avengers: Endgame during the Ancient One cameo. So yes, Multiverse can, or rather will be explored in the future.
Captain Britain has already been teased for the MCU and he has a direct connection with the Multiverse. There’s a council of Captain Britain that includes all the Captain Britains from the multiple Earths that are out there. It is called Captain Britain Crops. Then there’s the Spider-Verse, which is also inevitable. We’d surely get a Spider-verse in the MCU down the line. So, the Far From Home may have used Multiverse as a coy, but they’ve also made more people aware of this term.
They’ve teased this to see how people react to the fact that there are infinite Earths, and the future of the MCU dealing with it. Back in Thor: The Dark World, Professor Erik Selvig wrote the concept of Earth 616 on the chalk board at the loony bin. Then Mysterio also explained MCU’s earth being Earth 616 among 100s and thousands of Earths out there. Even though all he said was supposed to be a fabricated lie, what he explained did make sense for real. That’s why all the people around him believed him.
Also, Avengers: Endgame brought in the concept of multiple timelines. Captain America lived an entire life in an alternate timeline. Loki is still out there causing mayhem using the Tesseract, in an alternate timeline. So perhaps those timelines could also have some relation to the multiverse. So don’t be impatient. The multiverse will happen, and San Diego Comic-Con may even provide further hints at it.
Spider-Man: Far From Home stars 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 (Dmitri).