Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige officially confirms Spider-Man: Far from Home puts an end to the Infinity Saga. Feige went on to say that the highly anticipated sequel and Endgame are "essentially two pieces of the same story," which makes perfect sense. Feige had already confirmed that Far From Home will be the final installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 3, but many fans were under the impression Endgame was the final movie in the Infinity Saga.
In a new Spider-Man: Far From Home interview, Kevin Feige sits down to discuss the sequel and how it fits into the MCU. Tom Holland's Peter Parker has some big shoes to fill in the sequel now that his mentor is dead, but he seems ready to take on his new role. And Kevin Feige has put a lot of faith into the sequel to finish off this chapter of the MCU. He explains.
"We've been working for many years on Infinity War and Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Those were the films that were culminating the entire Infinity Saga of the MCU. And as we were working on Endgame we realized that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because - spoiler - we lose Tony Stark at the end of Endgame."
Peter Parker expects to have a relaxing European vacation with his friends in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but we all know that isn't going to happen this time around. Parker has had a rough few years and now it the time to show what he can do on his own. Now, Far From Home will finish off the story that was told between Infinity War and Endgame. Kevin Feige had this to say.
"The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor, Tony Stark, and become the true hero that he was always meant to be. And it's for that reason that Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are essentially two pieces of the same story, and it's not over yet until Spider-Man: Far From Home."
Spider-Man: Far From Home has been getting great early reactions with more than one declaring it to be the best movie in the MCU in terms of seeming like a comic book. That is some pretty hefty praise, but the MCU has gotten into a groove over the past eleven years and they know how to weave a good story together while having it standalone and be a part of a much bigger story arc. Far From Home has a lot of pressure to tie everything up and it seems like it has done a pretty good job.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd, which is only a little over a week away from now. Marvel Studios had to juggle the promotional campaigns for Captain Marvel, Endgame, and Far From Home this year, with each movie coming out within months of each other. While some were skeptical about it all working, it has proven to be a success. You can check out the rest of the interview with Kevin Feige below, thanks to the Diefilmfabric YouTube channel.