Not Norman Osborn, Fantastic Four in Spider-Man: Far From Home

As expected, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened in theatres to a blockbuster response. The movie has created an all-time record at the box office on its opening day taking a massive $39.2 million on Tuesday. Apart from the record-breaking box office, the movie is also a critical success with 92 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes after 271 reviews. According to Kevin Feige, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final film in The Infinity Saga which many thought ended with Avengers: Endgame. 

Before you proceed further, did I tell you this post is going to be filled with major spoilers from Spider-Man: Far From Home? So, if you haven’t watched the movie, you have been warned. Moving on, before the release, it was wildly discussed and reported on the internet that Spider-Man’s arch nemesis Norman Osborn aka Green Goblin will be making his much-awaited entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, to fans’ dismay, Norman Osborn was nowhere to be seen.

Instead, towards the end of the movie, we got to see Spider-Man, for the first time in MCU, swinging around the neighbourhood. When he lands on the ground, a building can be seen behind him. That building once used to be Stark Tower, which was later turned into Avengers tower. And in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was established that Tony has sold that building. That was the reason many fans were convinced that it is a perfect way to introduce Norman Osborn and that he will be the one to buy it. 

But, after watching Spider-Man: Far From Home there is a strong possibility that it might be our tease to Fantastic Four. A hoarding was placed in the front of the building that said, “We can’t wait to show you what comes next.” Followed by a cryptic, “a “1,” a “2,” a “3,” and a “?””. Instead of the number “4”, there was a “?”. Now, this may mean that 4 is about Fantastic Four and that building has been purchased by Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic and will be turned into Baxter Building. 

Or it may just be a tease by Marvel Studios for the Phase 4, as Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final film in Phase 3. We’ll know soon. 

Recently, Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts was asked about the fan theory relating to Norman Osborn, according to Comicbook.com, he said, “I love the confidence in which that was written. I love that because you know so much of the fun of these movies is trying to guess what’s real and what’s not and you know the idea of a completely fake rumour about this movie that’s about illusions and deceptions, like it’s really on message.” 

When Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige was asked about the new owner of the Avengers tower, he quipped, “I didn’t see a sign there yet. I always think the speculation fuels it, whether that speculation is correct, as it sometimes is, or if that speculation is wrong, as it often is.”

 

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