The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home answered several questions about the upcoming film, including its relationship to Avengers: Endgame. It also posed a very big question, as Spider-Man's use of the term "multiverse" left fans wondering if the word was arbitrarily included or used to introduce a new wave in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (One that got serious screentime in 2018's animated Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.)
In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Watts, who also did Spider-Man: Homecoming, has confirmed viewers' suspicions. He says though it isn't specifically mentioned how far after Endgame the film takes place, "the idea is that it's almost immediately after the events of Endgame." Part of dealing with the after-effects of the events from the movie includes exploring how the universe has been affected.
"We had to look at it in terms of the scope of what happened at the end of Endgame," he said. "Seeing all the crazy things that they did and all the questions that raises. So we're definitely trying to answer one of the big ones—alternate timelines. So many possibilities opened up at the end of Endgame, and Peter Parker is one of the few people on the ground dealing with them."
Though the fate of several heroes was revealed with the conclusion of Endgame, Watts wants to explore "the sort of real-world, ground-level implications of something like that. You don't get to see any of the fallout in Endgame, and we get to explore that in our movie."
The writer/director also revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio comes from the "same sort of parallel dimension" as the Elementals, the monsters that pose a threat in the movie.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters July 2.