While other Marvel Cinematic Universe films are certainly more memorable or exciting, Spider-Man: Far From Home is shaping up to be one of the franchise’s most interesting movies. Taking place after Avengers: Endgame, the next MCU effort directly addresses a handful of the series’ most important events. For instance, despite his death, Iron Man has a strong presence in Spidey’s next adventure, which also tackles how the world is adjusting to the undoing of Thanos’ destructive snap.
Speaking of which, there’s been one question on a lot of people’s minds. As evidenced by the film’s newest trailer, it seems like sometime after Endgame, creatures and characters from other dimensions and realities began making their way to the MCU, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury directly invokes the name “Multiverse.” Yep, it seems that fiddling with the Infinity Stones and harnessing their power created enough energy to rip a hole in space and time (sound familiar, Stranger Things fans?), and it looks like Peter Parker, Fury, Maria Hill and Mysterio will have to deal with the fallout of it all.
Of course, this begs the question: when exactly was the Multiverse created? After all, not only did Iron Man use the Infinity Stones to snap Thanos and his army out of existence, but the Mad Titan used the gems a second time, in order to reduce them to a mere collection of atoms and prevent the Avengers from trying to undo the damage he caused.
Thankfully, as he tends to do, Tom Holland recently shed some light on the matter. As reported by ComicBookMovie.com, the man behind the Spidey mask revealed it was Thanos’ original snap that caused the existence of the Multiverse.
“Mysterio in this movie is actually my new best friend,” Holland revealed in a recent interview. “We team up together to fight these Elemental creatures because when Thanos snapped his fingers, these creatures came through the dimensional rift.”
Of course, while this certainly clears things up, not all Marvel fans are convinced. Traditionally, Mysterio has been a master of illusion and deception, and there’s always the chance the story about the Elementals and the Multiverse are carefully constructed lies. Thankfully, with Spider-Man: Far From Home hitting theaters on July 2nd, we won’t have to wait long to see if Quentin Beck takes on the role of friend or foe.