Today, Marvel released the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. It begins with a clip of Tom Holland urging viewers to click away if they have yet to see Avengers: Endgame. So, I will do the same now. If you haven’t seen Endgame and don’t want a major spoiler, please look away:
The trailer centers around Peter’s despair as he misses Tony Stark. He and Happy struggle with moving on and honoring Tony’s legacy. Peter is still saving the day in his Iron Spider suit, but wants to take a step back. Peter is wanting to take a break and go on vacation with MJ, who seemingly finds out about him being Spidey. However, the cops, Happy and Nick Fury all want Pete to step up to the plate for some new threats. We see the return of Nick Fury and Maria Hill as they lead an operation under the notion that the second Snap tore a hole in between universes.
This may be the MCU’s first step in developing their multiverse. X-Men, Fantastic 4 and so many other properties could benefit from this change. We no longer have to explain where people were during big MCU events and why they didn’t interfere. Quentin Beck, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is supposedly from another Earth. He needs Peter’s help with an attack or something. Obviously, Mysterio is a long-time Spidey villain. Either he is pulling everyone’s leg and lying about the whole thing or he really is from another universe and isn’t a bad dude over there. I suppose he could be doing both, as well. All I know is this can lead to many possibilities for the MCU. Maybe we get a live action Miles out of this.
It is bittersweet, because many properties begin to become convoluted, messy and start to self-destruct when multiverse stuff enters the picture. I assume the franchise that tastefully handled time travel can pull it off, though. I am excited to see that. Maybe this can lead to other Spider-Men like Miles Morales, Miguel O’Hara or even Gwen Stacy joining Pete on certain adventures. It still bothers me that every one of his inner circle was snapped and returned at their normal age, but whatever.
The movie looks like a fun mix of comedy and action. I will obviously be in attendance for any Marvel movie and hope they take care of the timeline set forth. The first trailer felt like a whole different movie that could have taken place before Endgame, with the award ceremony and all of the school stuff. Like, is that bodega owner’s business still thriving after 5 years of apocalyptic living? This feels like it was all separately filmed and redone after Endgame’s conclusion. Even down to what suits Peter had on. Again, those could’ve been misdirections, but they have another scene in the new trailer with his Homecoming suit on. Let’s hope for the best!
Do you think Mysterio is telling the truth? Are you excited about Spider-Man: Far From Home?