There’s a fan theory that’s been picking up believers over the last couple of weeks that says Spider-Man: Far From Home would actually be a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. This theory has been growing on places such as Reddit and social media, but unfortunately Kevin Feige actually shot it before it was even a theory.
In this interview with IGN back in April when Infinity War was being released, Feige contrasts the two Spider-Man movies by explaining where Homecoming was Peter returning to normal life after the events of Civil War, Far From Home would be Peter (and the entire world) trying to adjust back to life after the events of the two Avengers movies:
“What is it like to try to go back to a normal life after what happens in this movie [Infinity War]? Not to mention what happens in the next [Avengers] movie.”
“It’s fun to see that, because he can represent, you know, the world as a whole, as they try to move forward,” Feige said. “And you can do it in a way that is tonally unique, and tonally different than, certainly, the two Avengers films that people are about to see.”
Back in 2017 when Sony was promoting Homecoming and revealing information on the upcoming Venom movie, Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige were interviewed by Fandom, and she explained that the Homecoming sequel is set after the events of Avengers 4:
“What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story,” Pascal reveals.
There are multiple confirmations right there that time travel in Avengers 4 won’t make Spider-Man: Far From Home a prequel to Infinity War. Doing so would eliminate the MCU-changing impact the two Avengers movies are meant to have if there’s no real sacrifice in the end. That’s lazy storytelling and really isn’t what Marvel Studios is known for.