Marvel surprised me with a trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home this early and show the man himself, Peter Parker (Tom Holland). After Infinity War, I felt the trailer’s tone and what we will see would be different from here, but we got a standard trailer that shows no spoilers to either Avengers films by standing on its own as a satisfying and intriguing peek into Spidey’s next adventure.
After a special thank you to Spider-Man at our first look into Aunt May’s (Maria Tomei) homeless support program, he goes backstage to see May embrace Peter and his superhero alter-ego. I hoped to see resistance from her initial discovery of Peter’s secret life, but seeing her support him works to help push him further when tensions rise. Happy (Jon Favreau) walks in to have an awkward exchange with May, a possible new romance which feels suitable due to the unlikely pairing and the dynamics that can happen in the future, I am on board.
Peter goes off for a school trip in hopes of hanging out peacefully with his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), and his new found crush MJ (Zendaya) in Europe, no Spider-Man needed. Of course, due to having these powers, the superhero life comes for him after Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tranquilizes Ned and gives the young hero a brand new suit to fight off a new enemy alongside a brand new protagonist, Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
His new costume looks like a cross between the Stark suit from Civil War and an old school appearance. A beautiful red and black combo that works well to capture what was perfect about the costume we already knew from previous entries in the MCU and the traditional look he has sported for decades.
Nick will take a significant role in the film as Peter’s new guardian, due to Tony probably getting killed in Endgame or whatever conclusion happens in that film. One quick shot show Fury and a woman holding their guns to a giant monster, which could come from Mysterio or the main antagonist Hydroman (casting unknown as of now). Due to Mysterio always has appeared as a criminal, the trailer could mislead fans by introducing Hydroman, or Quentin’s arc will go from shiny hero to crooked villain.
Chaos circles London with a montage of colorful lightning, explosions, and common thugs with machine guns, which reveals a short glimpse at another suit the web-slinger will sport, a similar look as the stealth costume and Noir Spider-Man.
An ultimate glance at Hydroman comes to light as he squares off against Peter, who does not have his Spider garb equipped. To save the day, Mysterio reveals himself in an outfit that surprisingly works well on screen. Many, myself included, were skeptical on how the character would look in a movie, but those worries snapped to dust due to his stylized armor, and Gyllenhaal always nails his performances, a dream come true for me to watch him appear in the MCU.
In case of anyone wondering, yes, the fishbowl helmet does appear. Shockingly, it works well and does not look goofy.
After the action-packed fight between Mysterio and Hydroman, Peter stands with his classmates watching the TV as the two characters clash together. Some banter occurs between MJ, and Flash Thompson (Tony Revolori) makes for the perfect comedic endpoint.
My main issue stems from revealing Peter is alive and well from the events that occurred in Infinity War, but marketing the sequel to Homecoming would never happen if everyone at Marvel worried about complete spoilers. It would not be possible to show a trailer without the iconic hero himself. Maybe pushing into the fall or late summer would have been a smarter plan, but I am just happy to get more Spider-Man.
Mysterio makes for an excellent choice, but I hope they stick to him acting as a villain rather than a vigilante. Knowing Marvel, a lot of misdirection covers the whole trailer; I have learned not to trust them after the first look at Infinity War.
I was already excited for Captain Marvel, Endgame, and now Far From Home got me in its web. Marvel might have its best year if Captain Marvel can make a standout debut, Endgame delivers a satisfying conclusion, and the next Spidey adventure can adequately incorporate the aftermath of Thanos along with providing something near Homecoming.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home releases July 5.
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