– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is massive and unwieldy. In all honesty, it should have collapsed under the weight of its own ambition a long time ago. And yet here it is, 20-some-odd movies later and stronger than ever before. And this is in spite of many different workers at different levels having ABSOLUTELY no idea what story they were telling. Some actors famously had no idea what was happening in the scenes they were shooting, including Tom Holland.

You can imagine, with such spoilers on the line for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, that they REALLY had to trust the people they gave the story points to. When looking at the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, it’s clear they had to know what was going on, as the film deals with the aftermath of Endgame. Director Jon Watts confirmed as much to us in a recent phone interview.

“I was one of the fortunate few who knew what was going to happen in Infinity War and Endgame. So they keep me in on all of that so as we developed this movie it would mesh with that one and work in tandem, almost like a sequel to Endgame. To me, that was a challenge. There are a lot of unanswered questions at the end of Endgame and it was a matter of how we answer those while still maintaining the very specific tone we had established in Homecoming.”

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So did they manage to pull it off? I certainly hope so. The one benefit here is that Spider-Man: Homecoming was a film that dealt with the aftermath of Civil War, so there is that consistency in the types of stories being told, so maybe the task was easier than it seemed at first (though, in all fairness, telling a story is a difficult task, period).

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.