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What happened to the bees during the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s galaxy-shattering snapture?
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers brought those kind of important questions straight to Marvel Studios for the most recent Spidey installment. Oh, and they also had to shoulder the weight of Tony Stark’s death, and the repercussions from that end-of-days moment from “Endgame” — and then channel all that through the lens of high school students. So how did they do it? Variety had a very spoiler-y chat with the writing team, and while neither of them will confirm what Nick Fury was doing in space or if they’re even signed on for a third Spider-Man flick, we did uncover some of the more pressing issues about Jake Gyllenhaal’s beard.
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What are some of the blip repercussions you struggled with when planning “Spider-Man: Far From Home”?
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Chris McKenna: It was a very collaborative process. We sat in the room with Marvel and Amy Pascal, the team — [director] Jon Watts, obviously. We were told the big things that happened in “Endgame” that we would be having to react to. So obviously there was the time shift and then there was the totality of it all. Those were the two big things we had to be coping with as we moved forward. But also, our main mandate was just making sure to have as much fun as possible with this movie… after the bummer of “Endgame.”
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Specifically, you have Aunt May raising money for people that were displaced by the blip. What sort of blip nitty-gritty did you get into as a writers?
Erik Sommers: You spend a lot of time in a room with the team just...
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