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The Craziest Spider-Man: Far From Home Fan Theories

As Marvel's Avengers: Endgame continues decimating box office records in theaters, some fans have started to set their sights on how the effects of "the snaps" will be felt throughout the MCU going forward. The franchise's next film, Spider-Man: Far from Home, is sure to answer at least a few of those questions. There have only been a couple of trailers released so far, but that hasn't stopped fans from meticulously studying the limited footage.

The upcoming action adventure, which pairs returning stars Tom Holland and Zendaya with Jake Gyllenhaal's mysterious newcomer, follows the web-slinger as he and his classmates travel to Europe. Directly following the events of Endgame, the film serves as a sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming while also simultaneously moving forward the overarching story in the MCU. As with most major Marvel movies, fan speculation is currently rampant, dripping with entertaining and bizarre theories and predictions. Here are some of the craziest fan theories for Far from HomeSpoilers for Avengers: Endgame (and, potentially for Spider-Man: Far from Home) follow.

Karma Chameleon

It's been a solid year for Homeland's Numan Acar, who not only will be featured in Disney's live-action Aladdin remake, but is also playing the cryptic role of "Dmitri" in Far from Home. While the specific details of Acar's role are still being kept under wraps, fans of Marvel comic books were quick to point out that his character shares a name with a notorious Spider-Man foe: Dmitri Smerdyakov, a.k.a. the Chameleon.

In a recent interview with Comicbook, director Jon Watts was asked point-blank whether or not Acar's Dmitri was in fact the Chameleon, and his answer was purposefully unclear. "Well, Dmitri in the film works for Nick Fury and I think anyone who works for Nick Fury, they certainly have a mysterious past... We're not specifically saying that he's... but we're not not saying."

Given that Spider-Man: Homecoming included the Vulture, the Shocker, the Tinkerer and even a brief glimpse of Scorpion, it's not hard to imagine that Far from Home will also feature multiple villains from Spidey's notorious rogues' gallery. Acar's Chameleon, along with Gylenhaal's Mysterio and Michael Mando's Scorpion, could potentially be dangerous additions to the MCU's Sinister Six, should they choose to go that route. Regardless, if Dmitri is in fact the Chameleon, it will add an engaging element of mystery to the sequel, leaving audiences guessing who's really who.

That's not Nick

Could the Nick Fury shown in the Far from Home trailers actually be the Chameleon in disguise? This theory seemingly stems from the fact that, in the comics, the Chameleon started out as a Soviet spy with unique abilities. Given that Far from Home takes place in Europe, Chameleon's foreign origin could match up quite nicely.

Nerdist takes this theory one step further, stating that Fury's wardrobe in the Far from Home trailers seems a little suspect. In the footage, Fury dons the long black trenchcoat he wore way back in the early phases of the MCU, before SHIELD was deconstructed. This is a stark contrast to Fury's apparel in post-SHIELD appearances, in which he has worn more discreet outfits.

This potential shocker could be the "major twist" that Tom Holland teased when ScreenRant visited the Far from Home set last year. "There's a scene in this film where audiences will feel like they were punched in the face. Even filming it, I remember walking out and then watching it again on the monitors and asking Jon [Watts], 'Are you sure that's okay?' And he's like, 'No, it's not. People are going to hate this scene.'"

From Stark to Baxter

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was revealed that Tony Stark had sold Avengers Tower and was in the process of completely moving all of the team's various super-props to their upstate facility. Unsurprisingly, a sale of that magnitude made fans perk up their ears, prompting discussions about the potential purchaser of the New York high rise. In the MCU, very little happens by coincidence, so there is certainly some merit to the notion that the next owner will be somebody (or somebodies) immediately recognizable.

With Disney's multi-billion dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox finally completed, one of the most logical predictions is that Avengers Tower will become the Baxter Building, home to the Fantastic Four (whose rights were also returned to Disney/Marvel in the deal). In the trailer for Far from Home, eagle-eyed viewers noticed that Spidey swings past what appears to be the old Stark Tower, only now it's under construction. If this theory is indeed true, it would pave the way for the likes of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch to finally make their long-awaited return to the MCU and suit up alongside the remaining heroes. Although this would certainly be a satisfying reveal, who's to say the new owner has to be one of the good guys?

The rise of the Sinister Six

In the aftermath of Marvel's Secret Invasion comic arc, Norman Osborn briefly took over the Avengers, recruiting suspect characters to the team, including Moonstone, Bullseye, and Venom, while donning the Iron Patriot armor. The team, better known as the Dark Avengers, took up residence in Avengers Tower. In what would be a crazy twist, fans of the MCU have been theorizing that Osborn is the buyer alluded to in Spider-Man: Homecoming, making him the future owner of Avengers Tower.

One of the more popular theories gaining traction online is that Osborn's reveal will take place in one of Far from Home's two end-credits scenes. The theory, originally posited by redditor u/RoyG575 (who claims to be a special effects artist for Disney), posits that not only will the scene reveal that Osborn is in fact the new owner of Avengers Tower, now proudly showcasing "OSCORP" where the "A" once was, but also confirm the rise of the Sinister Six, a team consisting of Mysterio, Chameleon, Shocker, Vulture, Scorpion, and Osborn's own alter ego the Green Goblin. This would certainly get fans excited for the third Spider-Man film, which Tom Holland accidentally confirmed in 2017.

Mary Jane... Fury?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, perhaps the biggest twist occurred when Michael Keaton's Vulture was revealed to be the father of Liz, Peter's crush and date. Watching Vulture piece together that Peter was actually Spider-Man while simultaneously chauffeuring him and his daughter to a school dance made for an intensely entertaining scene that was arguably one of the film's most memorable highlights. What if Far from Home replicates the same formula, only with a slight change?

One of the wildest fan theories concerning Far from Home is that it will be revealed that Zendaya's MJ, Peter's new love interest, is actually the daughter of one Nicholas J. Fury, former director of SHIELD and general all-around badass. According to MovieWeb, there's actually a decent amount of pre-existing evidence that lends legitimacy to this idea. For starters, Fury mentioned that he had a wife in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, although there's a chance it was a lie for the sake of espionage. Also, MJ's personality does admittedly share similarities with Fury's, including how sneaky she is and her distrust of government. Could the real reason Fury is in Europe with Peter be that he's keeping tabs on his daughter?

A sinister fate for Ned

In the comics, Ned Leeds is a Daily Bugle reporter who undergoes a brief stint as the supervillain Hobgoblin after being brainwashed by Roderick Kingsley, the actual man behind the mask. Although the MCU's Ned Leeds, played with boyish wonder by Jacob Batalon, is more similar to Ganke Lee, the comics-obsessed best friend of Miles Morales' Spider-Man, the name connection alone is enough to have fans predicting a dark turn for Ned in Far from Home.

At the 2017 New York Comic Con, Batalon only added fuel to the Hobgoblin fire when speaking with Inverse. "Personally I would love to be evil... I would love to be on my own glider. Eat evil, going to the bathroom evil. I would love to." The real issue with this theory is that the Green Goblin hasn't yet been introduced to the MCU, so how would Hobgoblin be a sensible character? It's also unclear how or why loyal Ned would turn on his BFF Peter, but you really can't rule anything out if Mysterio is involved.

'Hi, I'm Miles'

In Homecoming, Donald Glover plays the minor role of Aaron Davis, who in the comics is super villain Prowler. Davis is also the uncle of Miles Morales, who took up the mantle of Spider-Man in the Ultimate comics before ending up in Marvel's main continuity (it's complicated). While interrogating Davis for information about Vulture in Homecoming, Peter inadvertently uncovers an Easter egg for fans when Davis mentions that he has a nephew in the neighborhood. Now that the existence of Miles in the MCU has been confirmed, fans have been speculating that he will at least make a cameo in Far from Home.

This theory certainly holds weight given the widespread success of Sony's 2018 Oscar-winning animated masterpiece, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in which Miles is the main character. In 2017, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige confirmed that Miles exists in the MCU, so there's presumably a good chance he's introduced in the near future. Seeing Parker and Morales team up to take on a potential Sinister Six would make for must-see entertainment.

Mutants in the MCU

For years, Marvel fans have imagined how cool it would be if the X-Men could find a way to team up with the Avengers onscreen. Captain America could have spirited debates on ethics and leadership with Cyclops. Black Panther could romance Storm, his onetime comics wife. Wolverine could team up with Hulk to take down basically any foe. As it turns out, these dreams might not be too far away from becoming realities, as the aforementioned Disney/Fox merger opens several possible doors (or dimensional portals) for new characters in the MCU, including the X-Men.

One of the most exciting fan theories about Far from Home is that the X-Men will be introduced to the MCU via a parallel universe. In the Far from Home trailer, Nick Fury explains to Peter Parker that Mysterio is from another dimension, inadvertently brought to their Earth as a result of Iron Man's life-sacrificing snap in Avengers: Endgame. If Mysterio is indeed telling the truth about his origin, he's living proof that there is a multiverse in the MCU. Parallel universes and inter-dimensional travel are very smart ways for Feige and company to introduce their newly (re)acquired toys to their already overflowing sandbox. Perhaps even more interesting, if the X-Men exist in a different universe, there's a good chance that another popular super-team exists in one, too...

A fantastic surprise

If the X-Men do in fact exist in an alternate universe, there's a good chance that the Fantastic Four could too. In the early '90s, a nearly-bankrupt Marvel sold off the rights to several of their most popular assets in an attempt to stay in business. One of those assets was Marvel's "first family," the Fantastic Four, who became the property of 20th Century Fox (along with the X-Men). Now that Disney has bought back the rights from Fox, the stage is set for Mr. Fantastic and company to reclaim their rightful seats at the MCU table.

Fans are theorizing that Far from Home is the perfect movie to re-introduce the Fantastic Four to the big screen given Spider-Man's special relationship with the team in the comics. During a team re-branding in 2011, Spidey even joined the team for a brief stint, rocking a sweet new white suit. If the FF were ever to appear in the MCU, it's hard to imagine a more suitable film to do it in than Far from Home.

The death of MJ

When it comes to Spider-Man movies, often the less you know, the better. This rings especially true for characters who learn Spidey's true identity. If you think about it, nearly every character that learns Peter's (or Miles') secret in past Spider-Man movies ends up dying: Norman Osborn in 2002's Spider-Man, Captain Stacy in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and even Miles' Uncle Aaron in 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. All learned Spidey's true identity and wound up biting the dust.

Thus, fans understandably got a little nervous when the Far from Home trailer suggested that Zendaya's MJ knows Peter is actually Spider-Man, predicting that she could meet an untimely end. This theory, although rather unlikely, is not without its comic book evidence. In Spider-Man: Reign, an extremely dark four-issue miniseries, it's revealed that Peter gave MJ a form of cancer, and she dies while he's out fighting crime. Still, it seems highly unlikely that Marvel will kill off such a monumental character this early into Peter's arc. Maybe in the next one.

Skrulls in the script

Near the end of Avengers: Endgame, eagle-eyed fans spotted what appeared to be the human form of Ben Mendelsohn's shape-shifting Skrull, Talos, welcoming students back to Peter and Ned's school. If the Captain Marvel frenemy was indeed back on Earth hiding in plain sight, what does that mean for the future of the MCU? Has the Secret Invasion already begun?

Although Captain Marvel painted the Skrulls as a harmless, victimized alien race, it was also hinted that there could potentially be plenty of less peaceful factions throughout the galaxy. One trendy fan theory predicts that a Skrull will be revealed in Far from Home, possibly even someone in Peter's circle of friends (cough, cough... Ned). It is still unknown who the overarching big bad will be for the MCU's Phase 4, so if they're going to try and make Secret Invasion a reality, it makes sense to start planting seeds as early as possible. Who knows — maybe Mysterio won't be the only one creating headaches for Spidey in Europe.