Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Road to ‘Endgame’ Part 10: An Alternative to Origin Stories with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Black Panther’

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s epic “Infinity Saga”: Avengers: Endgame, we’re taking a look back at the decade-long road it took to get to this point. In Phase 3, Marvel started playing around with the “shared universe” aspect of the MCU. This resulted in movies like 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2018’s Black Panther. Both of these movies were the first of their respective franchises, but didn’t need to stick to the rigid confines of a typical “origin story” film.