Spider-Man: Far From Home Director Resolves Avengers: Endgame “Plot Hole”
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home has really boosted its chances to do extremely well at the Box Office. And playing in the theatres for just 2 weeks, the film has already managed to make $847 Million being a massive international and domestic success for Sony. The highest grossing film for Sony has been Skyfall which made $1.1 Billion worldwide. Spider-Man: Far From Home has a real chance of beating that with ease as it has got quite a lot of time left to be in the theatres and it only has to make $260 Million to achieve that feat.
Since the film came out with the Marvel branding, it was obviously going to be a major success. But being a Sony movie, it wasn’t going to be perfect. Just like Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home also managed to make a mistake with the timeline of the film, or more specifically, with Peter’s age. But being direct follow up to Endgame, it also had a potential plot hole.
People have been talking about the fact that when Tony had access to the EDITH drones during the final battle of Avengers: Endgame, then why did he not use them against Thanos’ army when they could have come in really handy. Well, the layman answer to that is that Marvel obviously wanted to keep the drones a surprise for Spider-Man: Far From Home. If EDITH would have come into play in Endgame itself, then Spider-Man: Far From Home would have become much less surprising.
Now even director Jon Watts has come out and solved this potential plot hole saying something similar. Talking to the Huffington Post he said:
“I think they were just afraid of spoiling it. They didn’t know what they were allowed to say and not say. I was like, ’Guys, come on. Explain it. It sounds like you don’t know what we’re talking about.’”
Well, there are some crazy things that are going on in Marvel due to the Snap and the Blip and the whole 5 year time jump. Doing that, Marvel has bought themselves the time to keep up their pace with the real-time years as by 2023, they’d be putting out all the other sequels which are also supposed to take place in that year.
What’s even crazier is the fact that people who were blipped haven’t aged in 5 years while the ones who managed to survive the snap did. So, a brother who was older to his sibling is now younger to him. Moreover, people who were in school are still in school. There are so many crazy possibilities that are yet to be addressed and the future films will do that.
But Marvel has also used the Snap and the blip to their advantage as they killed every side character in the snap whom they didn’t want to age as a courtesy of storytelling. As a result, no one important from Peter’s classroom survived the Snap. MJ blipped, and so did Flash Thompson, Ned & his girlfriend. Even Aunt May blipped. So, we could expect this plot convenience to be a part of all the upcoming films set post-Avengers: Endgame.
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).
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”