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Everyone is gearing up for the release of Avengers: Endgame later this week, but some are already setting their sights on the actual end of Marvel Phase 3— Spider-Man: Far from Home. Director Jon Watts talks a bit about the movie, and explains the shift in mentor from Tony Stark to Nick Fury.
Talking to USA Today, Watts explained:
“If Tony is like the supportive cool uncle, Fury’s more like the mean new stepdad… Fury doesn’t see himself in Peter Parker. Fury sees Peter Parker as an asset that he needs who is too preoccupied with a bunch of high school problems. Part of my pitch for the very first movie was bringing Nick Fury in and making him the mean substitute teacher.”
It’s worth noting that we still have no idea whether Stark makes it out alive after Avengers: Endgame, and he’s a prime suspect to have killed off by the end of the movie. It looks like Robert Downey Jr. is officially done playing Iron Man, and what better way to send him off?
Personally, if Iron Man does die in the film, I think it would be too predictable; add to that a death from Steve Rogers as well. Hopefully Marvel manages to subvert expectations this time around and give us an ending that feels fresh and satisfying.
Spider-Man: Far from Home is set to come out July 2. Catch Avengers: Endgame in theaters this coming April 26.