Spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In the midst of Peter’s first real fight with Mysterio as a villain, a truly stunning sequence that takes the chaos of the panel straight to the screen, there’s a moment where Pete’s deepest fears rise into a very convincing illusion, courtesy of Fishbowl Head himself.
One of those fears is the post-mortem disappointment from Pete’s mentor Tony Stark. He falls onto a grave, we see name on the headstone: Anthony Edward Stark, and Pete barely has a second before a hand punches through the soil and a truly terrifying Iron-Zombie starts crawling towards him.
It’s a surprising moment both for Peter and for the audience. It brought me right back to the terror of playing Eternal Darkness. The Iron-Zombie is on screen for what feels like only a matter of seconds, but the image is burned into my brain: Iron Man’s iconic mask falling apart, sinew and bone visible from the gaps in a deteriorating metal.
The potential for zombies in the Marvel universe is a well-traveled space, but this is the first hint we’ve gotten in the MCU. It’s an Easter Egg to be sure, but imagine the potential of zombie-fying our long-dead favs and bringing them back.
For the love of God, just find a way to give me Quicksilver back. I’ll take zombie Quicksilver, if we’re being honest. I would.