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With great power comes great responsibility



I wonder if the powers-that-be intended that to be the message with Beck's exposure of Peter's identity

Having been given the power of EDITH, can Peter in good conscience really remain a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

Seems like the MCU is forcing him to shoulder greater responsibility given the enormous power Tony bequeathed

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Personally I'd prefer they not have had Tony in the first film. I can understand Civil War, but having Tony give an ostensible kid this much power, not to mention not allowing Peter to be his own hero a la Toby McGuire's version is off putting to me. It just seems like they weren't willing to allow Peter to have his own arc in terms of being his own entity before joining the Avengers fray. I love Tom Holland as Peter, but I'm feeling they're giving him too much power to simply be "the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man". Technically he should be on a Daredevil-like street level.

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Oh it's unquestionably a big departure

Spider-Man's appeal, as I understand it, has always included his near-poverty and lack of resources as Peter Parker. He's a regular guy dealing with regular problems while simultaneously shouldering the responsibility of being Spider-Man

For better or worse, I can't help wondering Feige & co. are consciously leaving this behind

Certainly, I can't see May being as much of a target with Stark security surrounding her (which she may already have, given Happy's crush on her)

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In the comics, for some time Peter was a billionaire owner of a tech company, and partnered routinely with Tony Stark. In another storyline, he revealed his identity to the public. He's been married, he's been cloned, he had 6 arms, he turned into a giant lizard... there are a lot of stories to pull from, and I suppose since the first 5 movies more or less stuck to the same ground, Feige and co. are going to explore some different stories. Personally, I think Far From Home was the best Spider-Man film I've ever seen, with Homecoming a very close second, so I'm definitely curious to see where the take this story. I only wish we didn't have to wait 2 or 3 years to find out. Why can't Spider-Man films come out monthly, like the comics? :)

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Also, did Tony leave Peter with a good chunk of cash too? Because leaving him with the full time job of managing a massive defensive network, while also having to struggle to pay rent seems like a dick move.

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Well observed.

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