Why Fans Believe ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Will Reveal Iron Man’s Role in Creating Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Far From Home is already an unusual part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it takes place in Europe, where the idea of Spider-Man might seem a little foreign. Even though that’s only one plot development, fans are awaiting some major surprises in the film, possibly related to the life and death of Tony Stark.

While Marvel keeps insinuating Robert Downey, Jr. had no involvement in Spider-Man: Far From Home, fans insist this seems impossible considering how popular Stark has been. We’ve even postulated maybe we’ll see a holographic projection of Stark imparting useful advice to Peter Parker.

The leading theory is Stark set Spider-Man in motion deliberately, something that could be revealed through one of his projections.

Did Tony Stark create Spider-Man?

Robert Downey Jr.
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Once again, Reddit becomes another source of crazy (but always well thought out) theories about things in MCU movies and other pop culture. According to one user, it’s thought Stark created a radioactive spider on purpose so it could bite Parker and turn him into Spider-Man.

As with all Reddit theories, a few implausibilities exist here. What many argue against is that Stark playing Frankenstein with radioactive spiders wouldn’t make sense since he was a tech guy and not a biologist. This isn’t to say he couldn’t have done it anyway with the help of others.

There is one problem with this theory, however. Most of it has to do with Stark somehow knowing Parker was going to become the recipient of the spider bite. Then again, Parker might have been easy to track, hence why Stark knew who Parker was in Captain America: Civil War.

Does Tony Stark’s involvement make Spider-Man somewhat of a Frankenstein story?

Tony Stark may have a bit of mad scientist in him. Creating a radioactive spider to bite someone and turn them into an Avenger would be one creative recruit method. In fact, it’s downright ingenious in recruiting an Avenger strictly because they have no choice but to capitulate.

Of course, because Parker is bewildered about becoming Spider-Man at such a young age, Stark became his mentor in the process. Should this biological/social experiment theory hold, then it’s essentially a Frankenstein tale with Parker more or less being Stark’s very human monster.

While yours truly hasn’t seen Spider-Man: Far From Home at the time of this writing, there isn’t any way to know whether this theory holds muster. If it does, then it opens a lot of doors to other surprises in the MCU and further reinvents how we’ve seen superhero movies.

Is there really a major secret revealed about Tony Stark?

The aforementioned theory all hinges on rumors a big secret about Stark will be revealed at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Like a lot of recent MCU theories, not all expert fans agree with the premise of Stark being involved in creating radioactive spiders. A few contend Norman Osborn was also working directly with Stark on the project.

Reports of a “secret” being revealed did come from an official Marvel social media account a while back. Nevertheless, it’s expected Parker will just find Stark’s secret lab in Europe and find his collection of amazing (and maybe untested) technologies.

Merely seeing Parker inherit access to Stark’s innovative tech would be satisfying enough. If Parker ultimately finds out he was a superhero experiment, then the idea of what a mentor is might have been changed forever in the movies.