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Considering Peter Parker, EDITH, and Spider-Man: Far From Home

I want to second all of this.

My Comic Relief:

All the creatives and stars of Avengers: Endgame joined in a massive social media campaign asking everyone to be decent human beings and #DontSpoilTheEndgame…for two weeks until Marvel Studios used MASSIVE spoilers for Endgame in their trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home.  It was clear they were seeking to use all the emotions flowing in the wake of Endgame to motivate advanced ticket sales for Far From Home.  Marvel Studios was very direct about how Spider-Man: Far From Home served as the epilogue to Avengers: Endgame.  I enjoyed the film but was – and remain – frustrated by a plot point with seriously troubling implications.

Note, this has spoilers for both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home (obvs.).

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Before I begin the analysis I want to reiterate that I really did enjoy Spider-Man: Far From Home.  It was light and fun, with all the sweet and goofy moments you expect when the MCU’s on point.  I felt it was the perfect come down after the heavy emotional hit of Avengers: Endgame.  Also, I’ve ALWAYS loved the Americans-travelling-in-Europe trope for setting up comedic hijinks and the high-school-Europe-trip subset is particularly entertaining.  With this great cast and all that awkward (in a good way) chemistry, this film had everything I was looking for after Endgame.

But the central plot point on which the film turns illustrates a troubling direction/mindset for the MCU.  It also makes absolutely no sense within the narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film opens with the world mourning the death of Tony Stark and the other Avengers who fell in the battle with Thanos and his Black Order.  Thankfully the tone isn’t heavy and school’s out for summer!  Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), Betty Brant (Angourie Rice), Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori), and some of their classmates are off to Europe for a science trip under the supervision of Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr) and Mr. Dell (J.B. Smoove).  Things don’t go as planned and soon giant Elementals are threatening the world as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smoulders) are trying to pull Spider-Man into battle alongside the mysterious inter-dimensional traveler Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

But the question on which everything pivots is – Who is the next Iron Man?  Who will follow in Tony Stark’s footsteps?

It is a question asked both in-universe and amongst MCU fans.  With this first generation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concluded, what will the next generation look like?  What shape will it take?  Who will form the core as the original Avengers – specifically Tony Stark’s Iron Man, Steve Roger’s Captain America, and the always criminally-underrated Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow – did?  The answer the film offers, both in-universe and to fans, is Spider-Man.  And everything about this is a problem.

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After

This is a really sweet little fic. All of Nebula’s dialogue, I can perfectly hear in her voice. :)

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Tony Stark and Nebula sat in the cockpit of the Guardians’ ship hours after The Snap. They were both stunned, unable to communicate even though they sat in the same room.

Nebula was the most affected by the events that transpired. She had lost her sister to Thanos just because she was willing to save her life in that interrogation chamber. Now half the universe was annihilated.

“Are we going to leave this planet or what?” Tony Stark asked, startling Nebula.

“Yea,” she responded. “I’ll help with the controls. I know you people from Earth aren’t familiar with Ravager ships.”

Stark looked at her. “I think I can figure it out. You could say I’m a…mechanic.”

“And am a machine.”

Stark smirked. “Suit yourself,” he said, indicating the yokes and buttons before him.

She rose from her chair, reached him, then began clicking those same buttons. She gripped…

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starkravinghazelnuts:

Favorite MCU Character Journeys: Tony Stark, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor Odinson, Loki Odinson, Dr. Stephen Strange, & Nebula 

kritterart:

I wanna see Infinity Wars infinity times.

trasholland:

may is peter’s parental figure. tony is peter’s mentor for spider-man. peter doesn’t need tony as a parental figure, he needs aunt may.

Uncle Ben’s his parent too, although who knows if he’ll ever get mentioned

DR STRANGE: And now, the six saddened superheroes of Infinity War in their rendition of “The Cell Block Thanos.”

[Drumbeat]

THOR: Axe-

TONY: Blood-

OKOYE: Splat-

GROOT: I am Groot!

GAMORA: Guardians-

WANDA: Vision-

ALL: He has it coming! He has it coming! He only has himself to blame! And since you’ve been there, and since you’ve seen it, I bet that you wanna do the same!

THOR: You know how people have these little habits that get you down? Like Loki. Loki liked to fake his own death. Seriously? Dude. So we’re escaping the ruins of Asgard, and Thanos kills half our people and I’m really freaking out, and then Loki does the noble thing for once in his life. Not faking! Dying! So I say to Thanos, “I’ll kill you for what you’ve done.” And I get my axe from Nidavellir and I make one warning blow… into his heart.

ALL: He has it coming! He has it coming! He only has himself to blame! 

TONY: I met Peter Parker about two years ago and he was a superhero and we hit it off right away. Kid tags along on the spaceship even though I told him not to, pulls some great moves, saves some people. And then I saw him die at Thanos’s hand. “I don’t want to go” he told me. He’s going, my ass! Once the Time Stone business is sorted, I’m gonna beat Thanos into the ground even harder than before. You know, some guys just can’t hold their blood in.

ALL: He has it coming! He has it coming! He took a franchise in its
prime! He got the Gauntlet! He overwrought it! It’ll be murder but not a
crime!

OKOYE: Now, I’m standing in Wakanda following the commands of my King, minding my own business, when in storms a hundred aliens in a murderous rage. “You’re all gonna die!” they say. They were crazy. And they kept screaming “You’re all gonna die!” And then they ran into my spear. They ran into my spear ten times.

ALL:
And since you’ve been there, and since you’ve seen it, I bet that you wanna do the same!

GROOT: I am Groot? I am Groot. I am Groot I am Groot I am Groot. I am Grooooooot.

THOR: Yeah, but are you all dead permanently?

GROOT: We…are…Groot.

ALL: [slower] He has it coming….

GAMORA: My sister Nebula and I grew up together as Thanos’s daughters. But I ran away and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s six of us, me, Peter, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Mantis, maybe Nebula’s the seventh, who knows. But I was determined to stop Thanos finding the Infinity Stones, by any means necessary. I go with him to Vormir and I burst out laughing when it turns out he has to kill someone he loves to get the Soul Stone. I was in such a state of shock I completely blacked out, I can’t remember a thing. It wasn’t until later, when I noticed the blood on the ground, I even knew I was dead.

ALL: He has it coming! He has it coming! He’s had it coming all along! That purple dickhead! He soon will be dead! How could you tell us that we were wrong?

WANDA: I loved my Vision more than I can possibly say. He had the Mind Stone in his head. Sensitive. A robot. But Thanos was trying to find him, he was constantly trying to find him and along the way he found the Space, Soul, Reality, Power, and Time stones. In the end I lost my love on the battlefield of Wakanda. I saw him as alive… and Thanos saw him dead!

ALL: We’re feeling glum, glum, glum, glum…

….He has it coming! He has it coming! He took a franchise in its
prime! He got the Gauntlet! He overwrought it! It’ll be murder but not a
crime! He has it coming! He has it coming! He’s had it coming all along! Cos if he used us!? And he abused us?! How could you tell us that we were wrong?!

[Fade out]

sevi007:

jess-b-xo:

feistyfeather:

LOOK AT TONY’S FUCKING FACE

that is the face of a man who has been putting up with star lord’s shit for a total of five (5) minutes and is already So Fucking Done™️

Why do I have the feeling that his thought process is something along the lines of “Yup, now that I’ve experienced this, can this Thanos guy just hurry it up with the whole destruction, thank you.”

I am 101% they’re gonna end the movie as friends, possibly a zune will be involved

hey-its-scar:

emanationman:

archimedesbae:

y’all are going on about rocket and bucky’s metal arm but i just want to see the face of tony stark, pioneer of science, when peter quill pulls out his frickin zune and calls it “earth’s latest technology”

Quill: do you know where I can get more tapes for my Walkman?

Tony:

Someone please give him an iPod!

Peter explains that the Walkman was a gift from his mother and the Zune a gift from his father, both of whom DIED IN FRONT OF HIM AS HE SCREAMED. Tony just bursts into tears right there and then.