Peter Parker doesn’t quite grasp this whole “secret identity” thing. We’ve already seen him getting busted changing out of his Spider-Suit by Ned and Aunt May in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, and then in ‘Infinity War’ and “Endgame’, he simply introduces himself as “Peter Parker,” not by his “made-up name,” Spider-Man. As was teased in the last trailer for the sequel, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, it looks as though Michelle Jones, a.k.a. MJ has also deduced his secret.
Of course, MJ (as portrayed by Zendaya) has a tendency to screw with Peter (Tom Holland) with her dry, deadpan sense of humor. But this new clip from ‘Far From Home’ shows that MJ wasn’t just messing with Peter when she “outed” him. Ned (Jacob Batalon) walks in to find Peter getting dressed in his black stealth suit in front of MJ. (What were they doing before that? Is this still a PG-13 movie?)
Check out the clip below, shared by Marvel Flix on Twitter:
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— MarvelFlix (@MarvelFlix) May 17, 2019
Also shown in the prior trailer, Peter is introduced to Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) as Peter, with his mask off.
Well, to be fair, the public knew that Tony Stark was Iron Man, Steve Rogers was Captain America, and they seemed to know that Bruce Banner was the Hulk. Thor didn’t have an alter ego. Technically, Doctor Stephen Strange is his actual name. Hawkeye’s identity may or may not have been public knowledge, but he and his family live in isolation in the middle of nowhere. So maybe there just isn’t any use for secret identities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Well, except in Peter’s case, as he tangles with nastier, street-level villains, and as teased in the post-credits scene in ‘Homecoming’, they want revenge. And Peter doesn’t live in the middle of nowhere or in a high-security location like Avengers headquarters. In fact, there is no more Avengers headquarters. There may not even be an Avengers anymore.
Maybe it will all make sense once ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ swings into theaters on July 2, 2019.