After Marvel Studios and Sony dropped the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, everyone was quick to marvel (pun intended) over Spidey’s various new suits or the debut of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s admittedly very cool looking Mysterio.
However, as life teaches us time and time again, the devil is in the details, and that sentiment couldn’t be truer when it comes to the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.
As you may or may not know by know, Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to take place after Avengers: Endgame, meaning the MCU is going to look a whole lot different than it did before. And that new world may mean the departure of some of our favorite old heroes, including Robert Downey Jr’s iconic Tony Stark.
When the trailer first dropped, my main takeaway was as follows:
“Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man had a major presence in Spider-Man: Homecoming, so his absence from this trailer certainly doesn’t bode well for the fate of everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist.”
Well, unfortunately, it turns out my gut reaction was probably right, as the Twitter detectives of the world dug a little bit deeper to find whatever clues they can. And what they did find, as previously predicted, does not bode well for ole’ Tony.
I'm gonna just ignore the fact that:
– Pepper Potts signed the check from the Stark Relief Foundation
– Peter looked at the suit Tony gave him with sadness in his eyes
– Happy said "You're all alone"
-Tony Stark is DEAD 😭#SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/6nCjFDUch6
— ᴍᴊ (@spideyxbishop) January 15, 2019
Look, whether you want to admit it or not, Tony Stark dying has always been the most likely outcome of the Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame arc. Not only has he been in the MCU since the beginning in 2008, but he is also the heart and soul of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning his death (and likely the death of Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers, too) would be more impactful and emotional than the death of literally any other character.
However, with that said, the realization that Tony Stark is actually dead is much, much sadder than I expected it to be. Nevertheless, if he does bow out, we know it will be in truly epic and heroic Tony Stark fashion.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019, while Spider-Man: Far From Home drops on July 5, 2019.