In 2019, Disney made up almost 40% of the US box office, with "Avengers: Endgame" becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, according to the Associated Press. Some channels on YouTube have uploaded hundreds of videos since the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie was released, theorizing about what comes next. The channels make up the "Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex," an ecosystem of video content creators fueled by second-hand information and Easter Eggs. The videos create hype and anticipation, and turn the films into full-blown events. Read more stories like this on Insider.
It's hard to pinpoint the moment the algorithm picked you. Maybe it was after a casual viewing of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," when you decided to search how many post-credit scenes you had to sit through. A YouTube video says there are five. Who is Howard the Duck? You don't know, but he makes a cameo, so you watch another video explaining his significance. This will be the last Marvel movie for two months, but each video helps extend the dopamine rush that comes with watching Iron Man and the guy from Parks and Rec work out their issues through CGI explosions. Instead of mukbangs and ASMR, you start getting videos titled "The Ending Of Spider-Man: Homecoming Explained" and "BLACK WIDOW Trailer Breakdown" in your recommended section. After only a few videos, YouTube's algorithm has siphoned you into the Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex, an ecosystem of video content creators, fueled mostly by "details you might have missed" and second-hand information surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An MCU movie's release is only part of the spectacle, with speculation coming before and explanation after. Everything from the set, cast, and plot is up for deliberation. Trailers are dissected. Actors get interviewed. Leaked scripts are faked.
In July, Marvel Studios announced their "Phase Four" timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, laying out ten different movies and shows from now until 2021. The details in the timeline are limited, giving only titles, release dates, and logos for each film. The Phase Four timeline, like the three before it, lays the groundwork for all of the predictions in the Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex: what characters will appear, which comic book will be used as inspiration, and the overarching plot of the phase itself. Any theory video has to work with this timeline. To make it into a video, a theory doesn't have to be right, it just has to make enough sense to be plausible. One video, covering Avengers: Endgame just two months before release, listed 20 different predictions. The description says that Screen Rant "gathered together some of the top Avengers: Endgame theories and check this out: a majority of them could be true!" Only 6 turned out to be correct. Easter egg videos give viewers the payoff without the work In 2019, Disney made up almost 40% of the US box office, with Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time. The theory videos within the Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex are essentially free advertising for Disney, as channels often upload multiple videos a day with view counts in the hundreds of thousands or more. New Rockstars, a single channel with over 2 million subscribers, has published almost 100 videos about the MCU since the last movie was released. Some of them are as short as five minutes, like one discussing deleted scenes from "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Others cover a range of topics and can be almost an hour-long, about half the time of a Marvel movie itself.
The second cycle of a comic book movie, explanation, begins after the movie hits theaters. Channels will rush to get their video out as soon as possible, while simultaneously attempting to catch every detail. Marvel purposefully adds "Easter Eggs" for fans to discover upon subsequent rewatches. Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, said that some Easter Eggs "tie back to ten movies ago," and can only be noticed "if you've been tracking them very closely." Watching an Easter Egg explanation video acts as a shortcut to that process, making the movie feel rewarding without having to find all the hidden moments by yourself. A video from ScreenCrush with almost 12 million views, released the same day as Avengers: Endgame, showcased 209 individual Easter Eggs. The Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex will frequently overcompensate during this process, "finding" Easter Eggs in places where there are none. For years, there have been rumors surrounding Nova, a fan favorite from the comics who has yet to appear on screen. The rumors consistently say that he will make his appearance in the next movie, from "Guardians of the Galaxy," to "Captain Marvel," to "Endgame," yet he never does. After "Endgame's" release, the directors joked that you could see Nova if you looked closely at the background of the final battle scene. Hundreds of videos were made about his secret cameo, with many claiming to find him. When the directors later clarified that no such cameo existed, more videos were made to explain why.
YouTube videos hyping and dissecting Marvel movies turn them into events The constant obsession over the minutiae of the franchise echoes recent criticisms from Martin Scorsese, who called Marvel movies "worldwide audiovisual entertainment" to be seen as events, rather than cinema. In addition to the regular prediction and explanation videos about the MCU, channels started posting videos explaining Scorsese's criticism itself. Most of them, for obvious reasons, thought he was wrong. But within the Marvel Theory-Industrial Complex, viewing a movie as an event is a plus. The wait time until the next movie is usually the first thing a video will discuss, counting down the days until everyone finally gets to know what happens. If a Marvel movie is a ride at a theme park, as Scorsese has compared them, the theory videos are chatter from other people standing in line. You talk about what you have heard, get excited for how great the ride will be, and all finally get on together. The difference is, the Marvel line takes months to get through, and once you reach the end, you start standing in a new one. That feeling is part of the reason critics thought that "superhero-movie fatigue" was on the horizon for years, but the pendulum has failed to swing in the opposite direction. Instead, the videos keep fans invested even when there is nothing to discuss, and some fans are prepared to wait in lines for the rest of their lives.
A video titled "Every Marvel Studios MCU Film in Development From 2020 to 2028" shows the host sitting in a gaming chair, with the screens for both his PC and PlayStation glowing behind him. The channel has almost half a million subscribers and talks exclusively about comic book movies. "Let's go over everything we know is coming, what I think is going to happen, and how much bigger the MCU is going to get in the next decade." This is the logical endpoint of the Marvel theory phenomenon, stretching the prediction timeline so far into the future, the year itself seems like science fiction. To put these predictions into perspective, a baby born tomorrow would be in the 2nd grade in 2028, just in time to see the Silver Surfer reboot the video envisions. After two more presidential terms, fans expect to see the Marvel machine still running as it always has.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desert
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Disney Plus offers streaming access to a large collection of Marvel movies, along with brand-new original...Disney Plus offers streaming access to a large collection of Marvel movies, along with brand-new original programming that takes fans deeper into the Marvel universe. It costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, and you can also also bundle Disney Plus with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a year. Here are all the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus, including upcoming series, like "The Falcon and Winter Soldier, "WandaVision, and "Loki." See more: All the kids' movies you can stream on Disney Plus — from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen' One of the biggest draws of Disney Plus is the huge library of Marvel movies you can watch right now. On top of the existing collection, several exclusive new Marvel shows are in the works as well. Classics like "Iron Man" as well as upcoming shows like "Loki" and "WandaVision" will all be in one place for unlimited streaming. More than 10 million people signed up for Disney Plus on the first day of its launch. Analysts predict that 18 million will sign up by the end of 2020, and Disney execs project anywhere from 60 million to 90 million global subscribers by 2024. What is Disney Plus and how much does it cost? Disney Plus is Disney's new ad-free streaming subscription with tons of existing Disney movies and TV shows as well as new original shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. There's a free seven-day trial for new subscribers. After that, the monthly subscription costs $6.99/month, and an annual subscription costs $69.99/year, which drops the monthly rate to $5.83. There's also a $12.99 bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu. Streaming is available on computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, and media players with no limit on downloads (as long as your device has enough storage). We've broken down everything you need to know about the streaming service over here and all the package prices here. What Marvel movies and shows can I watch? Disney Plus is home to nearly every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie released so far. With that said, certain titles will be added at a later date and a few films, like "Spider-Man: Homecoming," will not be included since they were produced by a different studio. Titles like "Iron Man," "Captain Marvel," and "Avengers: Endgame" are available now, while movies like "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther" will roll out later this year. Upcoming Marvel films set for theatrical release, like "Black Widow" and "The Eternals," will also arrive on Disney Plus a few months after they hit home video formats. Beyond the studio's movie lineup, new spin-off series focused on various Marvel characters will be available on Disney Plus as well. The first new Marvel shows are set to premiere later this year. Loki will return with more of his mischief in a series aptly named "Loki," the Scarlet Witch will take us on a surreal spin in "WandaVision," and all sorts of alternative realities in the Marvel universe will be explored in the experimental animated series "What If?" There'll also be shows centered around new-ish characters, like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk, though plot summaries and release dates are light as of publication time. Between major films, exclusive series, and even reality shows, the Marvel library is shaping up quite nicely on Disney Plus. Here are all the Marvel movies and shows you can watch on Disney Plus:SEE ALSO: How to get a free week of Disney+, Disney's new ad-free streaming service SEE ALSO: Disney+ costs $7 a month on its own, but you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for an extra $6 SEE ALSO: All the kids' movies you can stream on Disney+ — from "Snow White" to "Frozen" Marvel movies Product Embed: Product Name: Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% Currently, you're able to stream: "Iron Man" "Iron Man 2" "Captain America: The First Avenger" "Thor" "The Avengers" "Iron Man 3" "Thor: The Dark World" "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "Avengers: Age of Ultron" "Ant-Man" "Captain America: Civil War" "Doctor Strange" "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" "Thor: Ragnarok" "Captain Marvel" "Avengers: Endgame" "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" Throughout 2020, Disney Plus will roll out: "Black Panther" - March 4, 2020 "Avengers: Infinity War" - June 25, 2020 "Ant-Man and the Wasp" - July 29, 2020 Due to rights issues with other studios, these recent Marvel films are not expected to be available on Disney Plus: "The Incredible Hulk" "Spider-Man: Far From Home" "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Marvel TV shows - currently available "Spider-Woman" (1979) "Spider-Man" (1981) "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" (1981) "X-Men: The Series" (1992) "Iron Man" (1994) "Fantastic Four" (1994) "Spider-Man"(1994) "The Incredible Hulk" (1996) "The Silver Surfer" (1998) "Avengers: United They Stand" (1999) "Spider-Man Unlimited" (1999) "X-Men: Evolution" (2000) "Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes" (2006) "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" (2008) "Wolverine and the X-Men" (2009) "The Super Hero Squad" (2009) "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" (2010) "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man" (2012) "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." (2013) "Avengers Assemble" (2013) "Agent Carter" (2015) "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" (2015) "Spider-Man (2017) "Inhumans" (2017) "Runaways" (2017) "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors" (2018) 'Marvel Hero Project' - Now available Product Embed: Product Name: Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% One of the reality programs on Disney Plus is "Marvel Hero Project," which highlights extraordinary kids who have helped their community. In each episode, the heroic kids get surprised with the honor of being drawn as superheroes in their very own Marvel comic. The comics will then be available via Marvel Unlimited and the Marvel Digital Comic Store for free. 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' - August 2020 "The Falcon and Winter Soldier" will be the first of the new onslaught of Marvel shows to hit Disney Plus. The new series reportedly will take place after Captain America passes the proverbial torch (in the form of his shield) to Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie). The Falcon will be accompanied by Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), who will most likely be struggling with his past. 'WandaVision' - December 2020 Product Embed: Product Name: Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% "WandaVision" features Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) post "Avengers: Endgame." Characters like Jimmy Woo from "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Randall Park) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) from "Thor: The Dark World" are also in the show, though the actual plot is still light on details. 'Loki' - Spring 2021 Spoiler alert: Loki and all his mischief is coming back. This is excellent news for those who have been mourning Loki's death in "Avengers: Endgame." Tom Hiddleston returns as the Nordic trickster, most likely due to the tesseract that enables him to travel through space and time. 'What If?' - Summer 2021 "What If?" is an animated series based in the Marvel Universe with the premise that changing one small thing in the narrative of the superheroes could change the course of the character and the world. Major talent from Marvel include Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and many more. 'Hawkeye' - Fall 2021 Product Embed: Product Name: Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% In late 2021, Hawkeye — a superhero without a superpower — will return to the screen in his own spin-off show. In "Hawkeye," Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) will mentor and bestow his knowledge upon young Avenger Kate Bishop. The character has yet to be officially cast but is rumored to be Hailee Steinfeld. 'Ms. Marvel' - To be announced "Ms. Marvel" will be a groundbreaking live-action show based on the comic by the same name. The show will feature Kamala Khan, Marvel's first Muslim superhero to star in her own solo comic series, as a Pakistani-American living with her devout family in New Jersey while dealing with her superpowers. 'She-Hulk' - To be announced Marvel has yet to give much information about "She-Hulk," but we do know some details. The show will focus on Jennifer Walters, cousin of the Hulk, aka Bruce Banner. After Walters gets a blood transfusion from Banner, she gets some of the Hulk's gamma poisoning and becomes the She-Hulk. 'Moon Knight' - To be announced Another project that is light on details is the upcoming adventure series "Moon Knight." All we know is that it's based on a cloaked avenger named Mark Specter, who suffers from multiple personalities and questionable instincts. 'Marvel's 616' – To be announced Product Embed: Product Name: Disney+ Monthly Subscription Service Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc5bb627eece5443d2df8b9&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150% The documentary series "Marvel's 616" (a working title according to Disney) will do a deep dive into the history and culture behind Marvel's stories and characters. 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Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a bunch of titles from its vast library — but...Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a bunch of titles from its vast library — but it's missing seven of the 23 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Four of the movies are currently on Netflix and will make their way to Disney Plus when they leave. But the distribution rights for some of the movies are owned by other studios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus launched on Tuesday with a library of Disney animated classics, blockbuster movies, a "Star Wars" original series, and some technical issues. But what it doesn't have are seven movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the highest-grossing movie franchise in history. Here are the 16 MCU movies Disney Plus does have available to stream: "Iron Man" (2008) "Iron Man 2" (2010) "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) "Avengers" (2012) "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World" (2013) "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" (2015) "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" (2016) "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (2017) "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame" (2019) The reason Disney Plus doesn't have some MCU movies yet is the same reason it originally wasn't going to include every "Star Wars" movie: rights issues. Fortunately for "Star Wars" fans, Disney struck a deal with Turner, which bought the "Star Wars" broadcast rights in 2016. Now almost every "Star Wars" movie is available on Disney Plus, save for "Solo" and "The Last Jedi," which are on Netflix for the time being. Disney ended a licensing deal with Netflix this year, but four MCU movies are still available on the streaming giant. When their streaming deals expires, they'll make the jump to Disney Plus, which is expected to be within the first year of the service. In other cases, though, Disney doesn't own the distribution rights to some of its MCU movies. Spider-Man's movie rights, for instance, are owned by Sony, which renewed a deal with Disney this year after a brief squabble over the character's movie future. Spider-Man can appear in the MCU, but Sony retains distribution rights, meaning the character's solo MCU movies likely won't appear on Disney Plus unless another deal is struck. Below are seven MCU movies that aren't currently on Disney Plus and why: SEE ALSO: Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TV "The Incredible Hulk" (2008) Why it's not on Disney Plus: Universal Pictures owns the distribution rights to "The Incredible Hulk." The studio coproduced the movie with Marvel Studios. Unless Disney strikes a deal with Universal, the movie may not appear on Disney Plus. For diehard MCU fans, this might be disappointing. But for casual viewers, the movie isn't an essential entry in the franchise (actor Edward Norton was recast with Mark Ruffalo in "Avengers"). "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017) Why it's not on Disney Plus: Sony owns the film rights to "Spider-Man" movies and can keep them as long as it releases a movie every five years. The studio struck a deal with Marvel Studios in 2015 to allow the character to appear in the MCU. Sony would retain distribution rights to the character's solo movies while Disney would earn a percentage of box-office gross and all merchandising revenue. Sony and Disney struck a new deal this year for actor Tom Holland's Spider-Man to star in one more solo movie and appear in one other MCU movie. If Disney wants "Homecoming" on Disney Plus, it will have to strike another deal with Sony. "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Ragnarok" is currently available to stream on Netflix. It's expected to leave Netflix next month, so it shouldn't be long before it's streaming on Disney Plus. "Black Panther" (2018) Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Black Panther" is currently on Netflix, but is expected to leave the service in March. "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Infinity War" is currently on Netflix, but is expected to leave in June. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018) Why it's not on Disney Plus: "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is currently on Netflix, but is expected to leave in July. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019) Why it's not on Disney Plus: Like "Homecoming," Sony owns the distribution rights to "Far From Home" and the movie won't be on Disney Plus until Disney strikes a streaming deal with Sony.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' star is 'personally an advocate' of becoming a popular villain in the future
Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Insider spoke with "Far From Home"...Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Insider spoke with "Far From Home" star Jacob Batalon who plays Ned Leeds, Peter Parker's best friend, in the franchise ahead of the film's release on Blu-ray October 1. Batalon told us whether or not Mysterio is really dead, how he'd be interested in playing Spidey villain Hobgoblin in the future, and why it would have been weird if he didn't disappear after the events of "Avengers: Infinity War." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're a fan of Spider-Man, you know that Peter Parker's best friend Ned Leeds eventually becomes one of his enemies in the comics. It's a part Jacob Batalon, who plays Leeds, says he would be interested in exploring in a future film. "I feel like some people have wanted me to become the Hobgoblin and I am personally an advocate of that," Batalon told Insider while talking about "Spider-Man: Far From Home" for its release on Blu-ray and DVD. "It'd be so fun I think," he added. "[It'd be] just a really fun time wearing costumes and floating around on wires for hours and hours." In an interview with Insider, Batalon spoke about his interest in playing a Spidey villain, whether or not Mysterio is really gone, how it wouldn't have made sense if Ned didn't disappear in the "Avengers: Infinity War" snap, and more. Where Batalon thinks Ned was when the 'Avengers: Infinity War' snap happened and he disappeared for five years: Putting together some 'Star Wars' Legos Kirsten Acuna: One of the pleasant surprises of "Spider-Man: Far From Home" was that this film picks up right after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." Did you know that that was going to be the case? Jacob Batalon: I think so. I feel like we didn't really know what to expect, but you know, we got to read the script and we sort of got that idea [that it would take place after "Endgame"]. I think for a lot of us, that's how we sort of found out the state of a lot of people in "Endgame." But I feel like Tom [Holland] ruined that for me years ago. Read more: Tom Holland spoiled a major 'Endgame' death for his 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' costars years ago Acuna: Do you remember your reaction when you learned that Ned disappeared in the snap, or I guess the blip, as you guys refer to it? Batalon: That's probably the only way it would've made sense, right? Because then it's like, what would a 21-year-old guy be doing with a 16 year old? Yeah, I definitely did. It definitely did make a lot of sense for us after reading the script. Acuna: Have you thought about what Ned was doing when he blipped? Do you know? Batalon: I assume Ned was just building, some Lego Death Star or just playing some games and stuff and he just happened to turn to dust. On whether or not Jake Gyllenhaal's villain Mysterio is really dead: 'Jake is gone' Acuna: At the end of the movie, we're under the impression that Mysterio is dead, but we've seen how far the character goes to trick and manipulate Peter. Do you think he's really gone? Batalon: I hate to say it, you know, but Jake is gone. I can't believe I have to say this. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you know, I just have to say it. Batalon would be interested in playing 'Spider-Man' villain Hobgoblin Acuna: What is your favorite fan theory that you've heard about Ned or "Spider-Man: Far From Home" while filming or afterwards? Batalon: Well, I think one of them, at the time we were making the movie when the first trailer came out, I think people thought I was going to die. Since "Homecoming" really, I feel like some people have wanted me to become the Hobgoblin and I am personally an advocate of that. But I think most fans would enjoy just Ned being a sidekick. Acuna: Yeah. I think you've chatted about that a little bit on Instagram, saying that's something that you'd be into. Batalon: Yeah, it'd be so fun I think. [It'd be] just a really fun time wearing costumes and floating around on wires for hours and hours. On learning that J.K. Simmons would reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the movie Acuna: I saw this movie, I think it was three times in theaters, and one of the moments that had the biggest reaction every time I was there was when J. Jonah Jameson appeared on screen from the original "Spider-Man" movies. What what was your reaction when you found out that J.K. Simmons would be reprising his role in the movie? Batalon: [I was] really, really pleasantly surprised. I think we were all big fans of it. I remember reading it in the script, and, I feel at that point we didn't know it was going to be J.K. coming back for that. And we were just saying how interesting and how awesome, how much of a fan service, it would be to have him, be J.K. Simmons again. So, to have to have him on screen and then, you know, be with the crowd and hear the reaction was very satisfying. And meeting J.K. Simmons, you know, him as a person is, he's so cool. Acuna: Did you know before the movie came out that it was going to be J.K. Simmons? When did you find out that it was going to be him? Batalon: I think we all sort of found out when we first watched it. Tom [Holland] had seen the film once... They saw it one time and then I saw with them the second time before it came out. And then we saw it all again with the crowd at the premiere. Just knowing that the surprise was there was really fun. Acuna: Yeah, like I said, it was one of the biggest reactions. People were just shocked, you know, to see him on screen. What it was like filming on set with Jon Favreau, who plays Happy Hogan in 'Far From Home' and in Disney's Marvel movies and his favorite scene to film Acuna: You were on set with Jon Favreau ["The Lion King" director], who plays Happy Hogan in the film. Do you remember what it like being on set with him? Batalon: Jon is a very lovely person. He's so down-to-Earth and so nice and just a really smart person. But he's also very humble and really creative, and just a good sport. He just loves working with other creative people and it's a very sort of inspiring sort of energy to be around. I remember when we were filming "Homecoming," I think his last day, I was there watching him and he told me that he couldn't wait to watch my career blossom and that really meant a lot to me. Yeah. It was a very sweet thing for him to say to me and it's one of the things that I sort of keep with me. Acuna: Definitely. That's such a nice thing. Do you have a favorite scene that you filmed in "Spider-Man: Far From Home"? Batalon: I feel like anything I did with Betty [Angourie Rice], and the one scene where Ned walks in on Peter and MJ and he's still trying to cover up because he didn't realize that MJ figured it out already [that Peter is Spider-Man]. That day particularly, filming was so fun. I got to improvise a lot and I was making comments and they'd laugh so much that they kind of ruined a lot of takes that would've been really great. What Batalon hopes to see in the next standalone 'Spider-Man' movie and what's next for him — a Netflix movie Acuna: As I'm winding down, we now know that the next "Spider-Man" movie is in 2021. What are you hoping to see in another "Spider-Man" movie or, or in the "Spider-Man" universe, either for Ned or in general? Batalon: Ultimately, whatever we come up with, it just gets destroyed or whatever by what [director] Jon Watts and the creative team want. So, we sort of come to the conclusion that we shouldn't even think about like our own sort of [ideas]. But you know, I think there's just so many avenues we can go in, drawing from the comics and from Marvel. We'll just wait and see. Acuna: There were so many Easter eggs in "Far From Home" and references to the comics. Whether or not there are avenues for the film to go in or if they were just a little nods, there were definitely some seeds laid in the last film for the future. Jacob, this has been so lovely. Is there anything else that you want to share about, Spider-Man far from home that I didn't ask you about that you're really proud of? Read more: 21 details you may have missed in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Batalon: As far as "Far From Home" goes, I think we tried our best to do the fan service as for and give them what they really deserve and we're very proud that we were able to do, to accomplish those things. Acuna: And what's next for you? Batalon: There's a movie of mine coming out on Netflix in November called "Let It Snow." I'm working on something next month. So there are a lot of things happening. Acuna: That's great — and what is "Let It Snow" about? Batalon: This is based on the YA novel of the same name. It's basically like "Crazy Stupid Love" or "Love Actually," but [with] millennials in the winter time around Christmas. [It has] really fun, cute stories. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is available on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. Read more: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' star Jacob Batalon reacts to the news that Spidey is back in the MCU: 'It's so amazing' Tom Holland reacts to Spider-Man being back in the MCU after Marvel and Sony end their feud: 'I'm not leaving' Watch Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal hilariously fail to stay in character while filming 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what airlines legally owe you if you're bumped off a flight