With eleven years passing since Marvel Studios first released Iron Man in 2008, and with the subsequent 22 films, Avengers: Endgame felt like the crescendo to it all – and while it was, it was not the end of the story. That honor falls to the 23rd film in the arc, Spider-Man: Far from Home. According to statements made by Kevin Feige in a recently released featurette for the film (you can watch it below), Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, confirms that the story comes to a close in this final motion picture.
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“We’ve been working for many years on Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Feige says in the video. “Those were the films that were culminating the entire Infinity Saga of the MCU. And as we were working on Endgame we realized that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because — spoiler — we lose Tony Stark at the end of Endgame.
“The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor, Tony Stark, and become the true hero that he was always meant to be. And it’s for that reason that Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are essentially two pieces of the same story, and it’s not over yet until Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
While Endgame brought the story arcs of some of its central characters to a close, there’s one more chapter to enjoy.
Nor is this the end of the MCU, either. Feige confirms that there are more stories to be told.
Spiderman: Far from Home stars Zendaya, Angourie Rice and Tom Holland, and has its premiere in Hollywood tomorrow, June 26, but goes into wide release on July 2.