Coming off the heels of the highly praised Into the Spider-Verse, spider-senses are tingling as the highly anticipated (teaser!) trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has finally been released. The sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming sees our wall-crawling superhero leave the friendly neighborhoods of New York to take on foes during his vacation in Europe. Several major actors have returned to this Sony Pictures-Marvel Studios collaboration, including Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Jacob Batalon with the introduction of Jake Gyllenhall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
There’s a lot to like about this trailer. I’m glad that they didn’t reverse course on Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) knowing that her nephew is Spider-Man. After watching the end credit scene during Homecoming I didn’t think they would follow through with it. To open up the trailer with her knowing that he’s Spider-Man adds a whole new element to their relationship. The comedy aspect doesn’t feel forced and seems to naturally work here, unlike another 2019 MCU release, when Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) returns and there’s this awkward moment between him and Peter’s hot aunt. The results of Endgame seems to have an affect on the world at large because Tony Stark is nowhere to be seen. Since Peter’s surrogate uncle, Tony Stark, (probably) won’t be making an appearance we are treated to former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Colbie Smulders). Peter just wants to go on vacation with his classmates and wants to leave that Spider-Man stuff in New York, BUT NAH BRUH crime doesn’t work that way, so Fury pretty much reminds Peter Parker that old saying, y’know the one, “with great power comes great responsibility,” without actually saying it. The only concern that I have is when Fury tranquilizes Ned (Jacob Batalon), it makes you wonder why doesn’t Peter’s spider-senses alert him that Fury is in the room?
Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) makes his feature film debut and appearance wise they get the look right. THEY EVEN GOT THE FISHBOWL HELMET! Gyllenhaal is a good actor and it’s going to be interesting to see what they do with the character. Fury recruits Mysterio to help Spider-Man take on the Elementals. Mysterio is usually a villain, so if I had to guess, he’s probably going to end up betraying Spider-Man at some point in the film. The Elementals are extraterrestrial humanoids who have power over natural elements, but the MCU may not stick to their comic book background. Since Spider-Man has villains such as Hydro-Man, Molten-Man and Sandman who do similar things then they’ll more than likely tie in as the Elementals. Here are a few stills from the trailer of the Mysterio and the Elementals:
Some other observations, there’s a shot of Peter’s suitcase and the initials BFP are engraved in it, could that be a Benjamin Parker reference?
Michelle “MJ” Jones (Zendaya) is back with her quips, which were hilarious in Homecoming. The score of this trailer is perfect and the Spider-Man theme fits perfectly. Spider-Man has a black stealth suit, which I’m assuming Fury gives to him since it does not look like Peter packed his suit, but we will see. It also looks like he’s wearing a black and red suit similar to a Miles Morales color scheme. Overall, this trailer looks like another hit for the Spectacular
SONYman Spider-Man, and Independence Day 2019 cannot get here soon enough.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled to be released July 5th, 2019.