- 07 May 19
SPOILER ALERT! The new trailer shows the young Peter Parker's life after Endgame.
Marvel fans rejoice! The full-length trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to follow up the box-office-record-smashing Avengers: Endgame, dropped yesterday. The trailer comes just after Endgame officially pushed past 1997’s Titanic to become the second-highest-grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron’s Avatar) in only eleven days. Far From Home is set for a 2 July release.
Fair warning: spoilers for Endgame lie ahead.
The film will follow Peter Parker, the young Spider-Man played by Londoner Tom Holland, as he attempts to put his life back together following the Snap that caused he and his friends to disappear for five years. In the wake of Tony Stark (also known as Iron Man)’s death, Parker must negotiate his new role in a world with one less hero – and maybe, just maybe, work out his personal relationships along the way.
The trailer begins with a spoiler warning from Holland himself, followed by a conversation between his character Parker and Happy Hogan (played by Jon Favreau), a former bodyguard to Stark and manager of the Avengers. “Everywhere I go, I see his face,” a grieving Parker says of his friend and mentor Stark. “I just really miss him.”
“I miss him, too,” Hogan confesses. “I don’t think Tony would have done what he did if he didn’t know you were going to be here when he was gone.”
The trailer then shows how far this Spidey’s come since his debut in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, flipping, kicking and web-shooting to capture enemies with ease. The real challenge for Parker in this film? Telling his high-school crush, MJ (played by Zendaya) how he truly feels about her whilst on a European vacation with his friends.
Still, Parker can’t step away from his heroic identity that easily – a surprise visit from Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) turns Parker’s sweet escape into a superpower-fueled nightmare.
The trailer kicks off an exciting new age for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one that brings new characters – hello, Jake Gyllenhaal’s dashingly handsome Mysterio – and new possibilities for the future of the films. One line in particular set social media abuzz: Fury informs Parker that Thanos’s Snap “tore a hole” in their dimension, opening up a “multi-verse” of alternate Earths.
Does this change in direction mean that the MCU will follow the comics’ multiverse plotlines, which allow dozens of characters from dozens of universes to collide into one? Perhaps. One thing’s for certain, though – this film is sure to be a wild ride.
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