What Spider-Man: Far From Home means for Marvel's Phase 4

CNET | 7/2/2019 | Oscar Gonzalez
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is the start of something big.

Spider-Man: Far From Home isn't just another adventure featuring everyone's favorite web-slinger. It also marks the end of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As such, it plays a pivotal role of linking the past decade of films with what comes next.

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Avengers: Endgame offered a fitting climax to 22 interconnected films that have been collectively referred to as the Infinity Saga, which itself comprised of three "phases." The 23rd film, Far From Home, sets the groundwork for an Earth that's endured five years with half the population dusted away in Thanos' infamous snap in Infinity War.

Spider-Man's new adventure is fairly self-contained despite some red herrings dropped early in the film, which is in theaters now. It's really the second post-credits scene that gives us a hint on where Phase Four may go.

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Consider yourself warned for movie spoilers.

Phase Four goes cosmic?

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Despite Spider-Man's tease of a multiverse, no such thing exists. At least, not yet. Quentin Beck's Mysterio is playing a long con, and the alternate dimension scenario is the stuff of fiction.

But that's not to say there weren't any big twists. Far From Home's post-credit scene revealed that Shield Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) were not who they appear to be. Instead, the two were the shapeshifting Skrulls Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) and his wife Soren (Sharon Blynn), last seen in Captain Marvel.

Talos - Report - Adventure - Spider-Man - Mysterio

As Talos offers his report of the adventure involving Spider-Man and Mysterio, we find out that Fury is on the other line enjoying a virtual vacation before stepping out onto the deck of a massive alien ship -- so really, really far from home.

What the heck does it mean? The scene hints at three storylines...
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