In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter refused being an Avenger at the end of the movie, yet in Avengers: Infinity War, he acted excited when Iron Man told him he was now officially an Avenger.

Why would he be so excited to be an Avenger in Infinity War if he declined being an Avenger in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

  • Wasn't it Tony who refused Peter to join?
    – Joachim
    Apr 24, 2019 at 16:58
  • Nope, just rewatched the scene, it was definitely Peter who refused.
    – aaronth07
    Apr 24, 2019 at 18:11
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    It's not that he doesn't want to be an Avenger, its just that he's a very sensible guy and realizes he should concentrate on school etc. That doesn't take away from the fact that he's excited to be 'part of the team'.
    – iandotkelly
    Apr 24, 2019 at 18:51
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    I want to be an Avenger.... Apr 24, 2019 at 19:43
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    Honesty; kinda a silly question. But the part you're missing is why he declined.... Something about a "test"; he thought he was being played.
    – Mazura
    Apr 25, 2019 at 3:25

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There is no factual answer in the movie, there can only be speculation. The best answer I can give is that Peter declined to become an avenger because he wanted to focus on his community, but when the universe was at risk, he chose to step up. To be allowed to take that responsibility as one of the team by someone he admires is incredibly validating. To quote Peter just before Tony accepts him, "You cant be a friendly neighborhood Spiderman if there is no neighborhood".

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