You might think that all the writers working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe films should have access to all of the scripts to ensure continuity. However, the screenwriters who worked on Spider-Man: Far From Home have just revealed that they were not allowed to read the script for Avengers: Endgame.
Far From Home scribes Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers recently spoke to Background Magazine about working on the MCU (via Comicbook.com). Interestingly, McKenna confirmed that the writers were only told about key points in Endgame while they were working on the second Spider-Man film.
“We weren’t privy to reading the script to Endgame,” McKenna said.
This is certainly an interesting move considering that Far From Home would be the first MCU movie that takes place right after the events in Endgame. Nevertheless, the writers were given the information they needed to proceed with Peter Parker's story.
“Marvel keeps everything very close to the vest, but they told us what we needed to know in terms of the main plot points. We knew we were coming off an ending that would have huge repercussions for Peter. And as much as the mandate was, ‘Hey, we’re coming off a very serious, emotionally draining one-two punch of Infinity War and Endgame, let’s try to keep this fun,’ we also couldn’t deny that Peter had just lost his mentor and surrogate father and there would be a lot of questions about what kind of hero he’s going to be in this new landscape,” McKenna said.
It certainly sounds like a daunting task. However, the writers certainly pulled it off perfectly. Far From Home had humor in the right places while also showing how Peter dealt with Tony Stark's death.
The Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray will be released on August 13.