Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently in the midst of what looks to be a triumphant opening weekend. And while audiences are finding plenty to appreciate in Spidey’s new solo outing, it seems that Peter Parker’s latest superhero moniker is going down particularly well with the MCU fanbase.
As those who’ve seen the film will know (and if not, then be warned that some minor spoilers lie ahead), Peter’s field trip to Europe is hijacked by Nick Fury, who approaches our hero with a mission. Though the web-slinger initially refuses the assignment – arguing that appearing in Europe as Spider-Man will give away his identity – Fury gets around Peter’s excuse by giving him a brand new suit.
Nonetheless, the black-clad wall-crawler immediately draws Spider-Man comparisons from Peter’s friends, prompting Ned to come up with the lie that this masked stranger is actually another superhero named Night Monkey. The name has evidently left an impression with viewers, many of whom are now taking to social media to welcome the new arrival:
The Night Monkey was a very entertaining movie. pic.twitter.com/7imyayuUOD
— Guillen (@TweetOfGuillen) July 6, 2019
SpiderMan Far from Home…
The Night Monkey
That movie was soooo dope ?????
— Zeid_Malick (@Zeid_mli) July 5, 2019
Night Monkey was a great movie ?
— Logan Elixson (@logan_elixson) July 6, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home, should have been called Night Monkey: Far From Home
This movie is so not Spider-Man I don't know why they bother using the names of these characters and not call it a different name
The MCU continues to be a bad adaptation and rates low
— Switchpoint (@Switchpoint) July 6, 2019
I didn’t expect much from this movie but I really enjoyed it! Night-Monkey: Far From Home wasn’t as bad as everyone says it was but it was definitely entertaining and fun! Can’t wait for the next phase!
— ChuckConnex (@chuck_connex) July 5, 2019
far from home wasnt even good they focused on some other character named night monkey almost the entire movie
— Richard Knapp? (@SmiffyLel) July 5, 2019
— Colby (@ColbyBenoit69) July 5, 2019
Spider-Man Far From Home: really good! Jake Gyllenhaal was an excellent addition. Very heartfelt teen drama with polished, fun as heck spider stuff. Dope marvel movie. Bringing Night Monkey into the MCU was a bold choice that paid the hell off. ? ? ? ? / ? ? ? ?
— Neon Genesis Evangeliaugust (@august_of_wind) July 5, 2019
I saw Spiderman far from home, it was amazing!
It was amazing movie.
I think night monkey is best!(It's my opinion…)
Thanks for reading!
— MARVEL BIG FAN (@MARVELBIGFAN2) July 5, 2019
I enjoyed #SpiderManFarFromHome a lot. There is a twist there similar to another Marvel movie, but I'll leave that out because some fans have quantum fan-think and would figure it all out too fast. Loved the Night Monkey name and now think Europe needs a Eurotrash Spiderman. pic.twitter.com/KczBZHhZ1k
— Erika (@padakitty) July 5, 2019
Whether Night Monkey will ever return remains unclear, but it feels safe to assume that we haven’t seen the last of his alter ego Spider-Man. Producer Amy Pascal even offered her assurance this week that the MCU’s Peter Parker will get a third solo outing, at which point, it’ll be interesting to see how the threequel addresses the cliffhanger ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
How will Peter adapt to life as a fugitive? We’ll likely have at least a couple more years to speculate, but in the meantime, Marvel is finally finished with both Phase 3 and the MCU’s 2019 slate. As for what’s next, we can no doubt expect some announcements at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con.