When it comes to movies, even the best aren’t immune to plot holes. Why didn’t Gandalf just use the eagles to destroy the Ring? Why didn’t Rose and Jack both fit on that door? Are the earth tone bath robe-esque clothes of the Jedi their actual “uniform” or just a weird fashion choice? And in a recent interview, Tom Holland discovered an Avengers: Endgame plot hole involving his character and it appeared to blow his damn mind.
Warning: This post does contain some Endgame spoilers so despite the directors saying the spoiler-ban has officially been lifted, stop reading if you haven’t seen it.
Holland, Zendaya, and the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote the upcoming sequel. And while they spoke about Far From Home, perhaps the most interesting part of the interview is when Kimmel asked them a question about the movie’s timeline.
“Why are you all still in high school?” Kimmel asked. “Were there overdue library books?”
It was a question that Holland was clearly not prepared for, as he seemed equally baffled when presented with the fact that he is still a high school despite the time-jump in Endgame.
“Why are we still in high school?” Holland asked his castmates, who answered with the same amount of confusion.
Not following? Here’s a little refresher. At the end of Infinity War, Peter Parker is one of the billions of people who were snapped out of existence by Thanos. He, along with everyone else, is brought back by Tony Stark and the rest of the remaining Avengers in Endgame. But they are brought back five years later, leading to Kimmel’s question of why Parker is a higher schooler in Far From Home.
While Holland and the rest of the cast couldn’t give an answer, the best explanation seems to be that for everyone who was snapped out of existence, the five years felt like no time at all and it looks like they may not have even aged. So, basically, Parker is still a teenager who needs to get his diploma when he’s not busy fighting crime. Now, you could argue that the likelihood of Parker’s best friend, love interest, and rival all also being in the half of the population that disappeared is unlikely but at that point, you’re really just nitpicking.