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- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Avengers: Endgame.”
- “Spider-Man: Far From Home” stars Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Jake Gyllenhaal (who plays Quentin Beck/Mysterio), Zendaya (MJ), Jacob Batalon (Ned), and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday and were questioned about their upcoming movie.
- Kimmel asked the cast why the teenagers are still in high school, even though five years passed after Thanos’ “Infinity War” snap.
- Holland appeared confused by the detail, which Batalon jokingly called “one of the biggest plot holes of all time.”
- Director Jon Watts already explained that Peter and his friends were turned to dust and the remaining people aged over those years. When the kids were brought back to life in “Endgame,” they looked exactly the same because for them, no time had passed.
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Holland, and “Far From Home” costars Jake Gyllenhaal (who plays Quentin Beck/Mysterio), Zendaya (MJ), Jacob Batalon (Ned), and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday and discussed their movie, which hits theaters on Tuesday, July 2.
A second trailer for “Far From Home” that was released on Monday confirmed that the movie takes place after “Avengers: Endgame,” which resurrected the characters previously snapped by Thanos in “Infinity War.”
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During their interview, Kimmel asked the cast to clarify aspects of the movie. After questioning if five years passed since the aforementioned snap (which dusted Peter Parker/Spider-Man and his high school friends), they seemed hesitant to confirm any details. After Batalon said yes, Kimmel pushed further saying, “Why then are you all still in high school? Were there overdue library books?”
The question sparked laughter from the cast. In response, Holland appeared confused. He then turned to his costars and said, “Why are we still in high school?”
“It might be one of the biggest plot holes of all time,” Batalon said.
Kimmel also asked Smulders if she knew the answer, but she said: “I don’t want to pull that thread.”
It’s unclear if Holland was genuinely puzzled by how Peter and his peers haven’t aged, or if he was pretending to be unaware in an effort to avoid giving away a spoiler.
When the previously dusted characters returned thanks to the Hulk’s snap in “Endgame,” viewers saw Peter reunited with Ned. Both characters looked like they hadn’t aged at all. The “Far From Home” director already cleared up the confusion regarding why the characters hadn’t grown older since the snap during an interview with “Entertainment Weekly.”
According to Watts, the rest of the world moved on and aged over the course of those five years. Some of Peter’s previous classmates graduated while others were turned to dust. But for Peter and the newly brought back characters, no time transpired.
“That’s a really weird situation to find yourself in, but it’s also something you can have a lot of fun with, too,” Watts told Entertainment Weekly.
“Endgame” director Anthony Russo also told the Los Angeles Times that “whichever characters haven’t aged were also dusted” [in ‘Infinity War’]. But I think you’ll discover that there are characters that are now in college.”
Watch the video below (the cast talks about the “plot hole” at 3:12).
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