Is Spider-Man: Far From Home Secretly An Infinity War Prequel?

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Here’s your crazy MCU theory of the day – Spider-Man: Far From Home, the 2019 comic book sequel from Jon Watts and Marvel Studios, is secretly a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War.

ComicBook.com is behind this latest speculative morsel, which claims that while Marvel boss Kevin Feige has gone on record to state that Far From Home will pick up mere moments after Avengers 4 left off, it could well be that the time travel used during Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster sequel leads to a near-total retcon of Infinity War and its devastating finale.

If that is indeed the case, then Peter Parker would’ve never hopped off the bus transporting him, Ned and his fellow students across New York City. This would technically allow Far From Home to exist as an Infinity War prequel while also nudging the MCU into Phase 4 of this incredibly lucrative saga.

It’s a stretch, of course, as we can’t imagine Marvel Studios would willingly retcon the entire story of Avengers: Infinity War – time travel or not. Still, this theory from ComicBook.com presents some food for thought, and fair warning: it ventures far into spoiler territory for the super-sized Infinity War.

Spider-Man: Far From Home could be a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War. Furthermore, Avengers: Infinity War‘s events might never happen.

Going back to Spider-Man’s first appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker was on a school bus with his classmates headed across a bridge in New York City. What if they were on their way to the airport? What if they were returning from the airport? This would be the perfect moment to clearly tie Spider-Man: Far From Home to Avengers: Infinity War, showing the alternate timeline created in Avengers 4 where Peter never has to get off the bus.

After all, in Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker did say, “I should’ve stayed on the bus.” If Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian never bring their ship down on New York City in search of the Time Stone because Thanos has already been thwarted in the past courtesy of time travel (a theory for another time), Peter will have gotten his wish and stayed on that bus.

Like we said, it’s a stretch. Chances are the events of Avengers 4 level the playing field in some respects, thereby creating a scenario in which Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are happy and content in alternate timelines. In their absence, Captain Marvel takes center stage, and Peter Parker can go off on his European excursion for Spider-Man: Far From Home without a care in the world – until Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio begins to surface, that is.

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