Avengers: Endgame introduces a pretty significant time jump to the Marvel Universe, one that may have made sense to the narrative of the film, but will definitely have much larger implications on the MCU as a whole.
Specifically, how will a character as young as Peter Parker deal with the fallout of many of his friends and classmates aging five years without him? Did the entire core cast of his solo films disappear in The Snappening, or are a select few already aged out into college? And what about the emotional toll those left alive on Earth for all those years must have experienced?
Well, thanks to a new interview with Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts, we now know the fate of one of Spider-Man’s most important players: Aunt May.
“She disappeared and came back,” Watts revealed to Fandango, explaining that the time jump will be “one of the fun things that we get to play with” in the film. “You don’t get to see any of the fallout in Endgame, and we get to explore that in our movie. It’s really interesting and fun.”
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Marissa Tomei’s take on the usually geriatric Aunt May is modern and vibrant, but still clearly reeling from the off-screen death of her late husband. In a way, it’s nice to know that she didn’t have to suffer through the loss of Peter as well, even if that meant her own untimely demise.
The trailer for Spidey’s second MCU solo-outing gave us a new look at a post-Endgame MCU, lacking in Iron Man but making up for it in large interdimensional monsters. And if Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is to be believed (seriously, why should he?), they’re just one of many surprising ramifications of The Snap. We’ll have to wait until Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd to find out more.