So, apparently it is acceptable nowadays to take one tiny piece of information, twist it out of context, and formulate a whole “confirmation” not based on facts, only to back up said “confirmation” with more false “facts”. No, I’m not talking about the current political “fake news” climate. I’m talking about a certain comic book based website making the proclamation that Spider-Man: Far From Home will be a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War!
— Comicbook.com (@ComicBook) September 6, 2018
Okay, this is just preposterous. I mean, come on, man! Why would Marvel make such a big deal about the still untitled Avengers 4 being the definitive ending to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, as well as definitive ending to the first ten years of Marvel Studios, if they were just going to jump back into the Phase 3 timeline?!
Also, while Marvel is known to throw swerves at the fans to keep their film plots a secret, Kevin Feige has stated that this film will kick off the MCU’s Phase 4 a mere minutes AFTER Avengers 4 (even though the site states that Feige has never actually said when it’ll appear in the timeline…)!
Feige has also made it clear that Infinity War and A4 will help set in motion the coming events for the Spidey sequel.
“The way Civil War and the fact that he went to Leipzig Airport and then has to go back to school, informed Homecoming, the two Avengers films that precede [the sequel] will greatly inform, probably even more so, the next movie.”
Let’s move on to some of the “evidence” this site postulates. It states that the newly leaked BTS shots that confirm Nick Fury and Maria Hill’s involvement means that this must take place before they were ‘dusted’ by Thanos’ snap. They even bring up their car. Here’s the problem with that… The scene in Infinity War where they met their demise was in NEW YORK! NOT EUROPE!
If the Spidey sequel is supposedly a prequel to Infinity War, then why is this site using their appearance in New York as proof? It doesn’t even make sense.
Speaking of New York, the site says that the Spidey sequel could end with Peter on the school bus in Infinity War, either coming back from a school trip to Europe, or heading to the airport on a “unbelievable” school trip to Europe. Okay, there is SO much wrong with this one. First off, if the Spidey sequel happens BEFORE this moment, how could the students possibly be on their way TO the airport for the trip? Also, European school trips are not only believable, but actually fairly common.
The biggest problem with all of that, though, is that Spidey tells Iron Man in the park that he was in the city for a FIELD TRIP TO MOMA! If the site was actually a fan of the product, and not just trying to make a buck off of a diehard fanbase, they would already know that Peter was on a trip to the MUSEUM FOR MODERN ART IN NEW YORK CITY! That line was plain as day in the third Avengers flick.
Now, the site also postulates that Marvel doesn’t have a problem releasing a movie that takes place prior to a previously released film. It then cites that Marvel did this with Doctor Strange, which was released after Civil War, but took place years prior in the timeline. Okay, here’s the problem with that… Co-Writer C. Robert Cargill debunked this two years ago on Twitter, stating that the movie takes place in 2016.
Nope. 2016. The algorithm sized up POTENTIAL threats to totalitarianism, something an arrogant genius who dislikes authority had in spades. https://t.co/6oKLlujiK6
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) November 6, 2016
If you factor in Strange’s accident, surgery, therapy, and global search for a cure, Strange wouldn’t even have been able to start his magical training before the events of Civil War, much less being the Sorcerer Supreme.
I’m sure there is more to this “confirmation” that I could thoroughly debunk, but, quite frankly, I’m seething at this complete lack of competency and research done by a supposed “big name” in the world of comic book press. It is literally a clickbait article in hopes of getting an exclusive because someone saw something without researching anything and ran with it.
So, I will leave you with this: Just be a fan, watch these films, and make sure you double check anything you find from these sites, even our own, before accepting it as Geek Gospel. We here at ScreenGeek are here for you, the fans, and we strive to give you the most in depth and accurate information. But, if we get something wrong, let us know and we’ll correct it.
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