Tom Holland has revealed what Thanos has to do with Spider-Man: Far from Home. Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been waiting for Tom Holland to spoil the upcoming sequel for some time now, but the young actor seems to have learned his lesson over the past year. Holland has insinuated that he has had a talk with the bigwigs at Marvel Studios for his past spoiler behavior and he is now turning over a new leaf.
With that being said, Tom Holland did reveal a pretty substantial piece of information about Spider-Man: Far From Home in a new interview. We already knew there was a multiverse, thanks to the recently released trailer, but Holland went into some more detail about what causes the Elementals to arrive. He also talked about Mysterio's part in the sequel. Holland had this to say.
"Mysterio in this movie is actually my new best friend. We team up together to fight these Elemental creatures because when Thanos snapped his fingers, these creatures came through the dimensional rift."
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been thrown some curve balls over the past few movies. In Infinity War, the Decimation wiped out half of the universe, including Peter Parker and it's this snap that seems to have caused the most damage. Hulk gave the snap a try in Avengers: Endgame, which brought everybody back from the Decimation. However, it apparently did not fix the tear in the universe which allows the Elementals to exist. Additionally, Tony Stark did his own snap at the conclusion of Endgame, which took out Thanos and his army.
Tom Holland is pretty much blaming Thanos for the emergence of the Elementals in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But, he hasn't really addressed the main elephant in the room, which is the fact that Mysterio and Parker are enemies in the comic book source material. In the promotional campaign, the sequel has made him out to be an ally of Peter Parker, which seems a little more than strange to long-time Marvel Comics readers. Did any of the other Infinity Gauntlet snaps have an effect on Mysterio's current state in the MCU?
With Thanos' original snap wiping out half of the universe, it's easy to assume there would be other consequences which have yet to be dealt with within the MCU. As for exactly what else the snaps, Decimation, and time heist have done to the MCU timeline is unclear at the moment, but it is believed we will get some answers soon when Marvel Studios takes over Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year. There is the matter of several earthquakes at the earth's core, which was only hinted at in Endgame. Was it these earthquakes that are responsible for the Elementals? DC and Warner Bros. are taking a cue from Marvel and taking this year off, which means the MCU will more than likely dominate this year. The Daily Cosmic News Twitter account has provided the video of Holland speaking about the snap.