Spider-Man: Far From Home arrived last week and it changed everything we know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the end, they felt that Mysterio framing him would be more interesting, which was right. But a new report has uncovered a Spider-Man contract stipulation which would allow Sony to wriggle out of its deal with Marvel Studios and once again give Spidey's original studio home full autonomy over the character's cinematic adventures.
Sommers added "We were definitely debating, should we just reveal who Spider-Man is, or should we frame him for something and turn him into a pariah?"
There's a lot riding on Spider-Man: Far From Home for Marvel Studios for if it fails to make $1 billion it will lose the right to have creative control over the third film. "Ultimately, we decided that both was the way to go".
At the climax of the flick, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was able to shut down the illusion of the rampaging elemental being projected by the Stark drones which had been commandeered by Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his team of fellow disgruntled former Stark Industries employees. "It's such a triumph at the end because he's got the girl and finally earned a big swing through the city, so we want to knock him down as far as possible". Sam Raimi's trilogy never went as far as having Peter's identity become public knowledge, and neither did Marc Webb's two films.
While Peter is reeling from this, Jonah Jameson (who fans may remember as editor of The Daily Bugle in Toby Maguire's days as Spider-Man) appears.
Fury, who is sunning himself on a Skrull vessel, seems to ignore the call as he wanders barefoot around the spaceship, asking aliens for help finding his shoes. Can we let Peter be a kid, for goodness sake?
Luckily the Spider-Man sequel has already made over $600 million in its first week of release which means it is pretty much guaranteed to top $1 billion by the end of its theatrical run. We know he'll probably clear his name, but what happens after that?