Now that ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ has been out for a week we can start talking about what was and wasn’t in the film. Before the movie was released, there was a slew of rumors of what we might end up seeing on the big screen. Many of them ended up being wishful thinking, but director Jon Watts has confirmed that at least one of these rumors was based on fact.
Obviously, spoilers of what didn’t show up in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ can be found below.
One rumor that was floating around before the film’s release was the possible appearance of Gwen Stacy. While MJ is clearly Peter Parker‘s romantic interest in the film, fans of the franchise know that Gwen Stacy was the original love of Parker’s life. The idea of a love triangle or at least Stacy being included seemed to be a very plausible subplot in the movie when audition tapes for the role appear to have “leaked” online. However, the director confirms that she was never on his radar to include, and he has “no idea what those are.”
Another big rumor was that ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ would introduce us to the concept of the Sinister Six as a couple of The Elementals were based on potential villains from the group. While it would have been fun to see Marvel Studios take up this concept and make it work, Watts says:
“We never talked about that for this film. It’s just a question of what is the best idea for the story we are telling. Hopefully, the best idea always wins, but what’s exciting about working with Marvel is that you feel like every idea is always on the table.”
However, not all of the major rumors were without merit! With “Braddock” being mentioned in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the movie taking place partially in England, it felt that Captain Britain might finally be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It didn’t happen, but it was an idea that was being floated:
“We talked about ways…if we could have come up with a clever way of incorporating Captain Britain, I think we would have. There was never really anything that stood out that didn’t seem like a shoehorned-in reference.”
A shame, but we already were able to get an action-packed film, and this isn’t a loss that I feel hurt the story in any way.
Were you hoping that any of these rumors had ended up being true? Do you think they would have added to ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ or taken away from the film we did get? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book Movie