Spider-Man: Homecoming was a great reboot for a character that’s already been portrayed by two other actors. While the original Spider-Man trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi, and The Amazing Spider-Man movies, directed by Marc Webb, were great versions of the comic book character, it was Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, that truly gave moviegoers the best version of the web-slinger.
Before you read the trailer breakdown, keep in mind that there are upcoming spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. (Even Spider-Man actor Tom Holland provides a disclaimer for spoilers in the first 5 seconds of the trailer).
With Spider-Man: Far From Home hitting theatres this year, Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment released what is likely the last official trailer for the upcoming movie. While the first instalment dealt with the origins of the character, this one focuses more on the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. With Tony Stark no longer being a part of the MCU, the movie not only focuses on how Peter deals with Iron-Man’s death but also the effects of Thanos’ snap, post-Thanos.
Without being more vague, here’s a breakdown of the entire Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.
Spider-Man is known for his comedic remarks, and despite the saddening ending of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, it’s clear that Marvel will continue to instil a comedic tone throughout the MCU, ensuring that it’s movies are still enjoyable post Endgame. After the first 30 seconds of the trailer, as Spider-Man is in an action scene, stopping bad guys, the scene ends with a piece of comedy, which lightens the tone of the trailer.
Over the next minute and a half, jokes from multiple characters, including Spider-Man, Happy Hogan, Nick Fury and so forth, all provide entertaining moments, especially Nick Fury’s response to Spider-Man only being a friendly neighbourhood hero. Evidently, it just shows that comedy will continue to be a big aspect of Marvel movies going forward.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Although Iron-Man may have sacrificed himself in Avengers: Endgame to stop Thanos, that doesn’t mean that this movie doesn’t deal with him being gone. Throughout the trailers, there is a homage to Iron-Man, whether it’s a direct reference through dialogue, or through the several paintings, artworks and funerals held in his honour, it’s clearly evident that Iron-Man will always be remembered for saving humanity.
From the initial moment in the trailer, Peter Parker addresses the elephant in the room – the death of Iron-Man. Discussing his grief with Happy Hogan, Hogan responds to Parker by saying that Tony wouldn’t have sacrificed himself without knowing that Peter was gonna be here once he was gone. Referencing back to our previous blog post, ‘Why Avengers: Endgame is the Beginning of the New MCU‘, it was stated that Spider-Man would take on the Iron-Man mantle, not in terms of the suit, but more so in terms of responsibilities and leadership.
This way, even though Iron-Man would no longer be part of the MCU, his persona, ideals and values would still remain with the MCU through his protege, Spider-Man.
Mysterio is in the trailer… but not necessarily as an antagonist. Throughout the comics, Mysterio is a commonality when it comes to Spider-Man villains; however, throughout the trailer, Mysterio seems to be a part of Nick Fury’s plans with regards to being a hero.
Instead, the true villains in this movie seem to be the elemental creatures – fire, water, earth and so forth – however, it can be stated that there is no way Marvel would go the route of ensuring that Mysterio is an actual hero within the MCU. Nick Fury’s line – he’s from Earth, just not ours – seems to be an indication of the multi-verse. It’s not necessarily being stated that Marvel won’t introduce the multi-verse, it’s just that maybe Mysterio was lying about being from another Earth.
Throughout the comics, it’s known that Mysterio attempts to frame Spider-Man for crimes, and then brings him to justice with the hopes of being viewed as a hero. What if that’s the case with Spider-Man: Far From Home? The likelihood is that Marvel will probably take this route, instead of insinuating that Mysterio is an actual protagonist.
The theory of a potential multiverse may have just been confirmed through this trailer. With a direct quote from Spider-Man, ‘Are you saying there’s a multi-verse’, it seems that Marvel will introduce the multi-verse as a whole as a consequence of the snap.
Referencing back to our previous post, ‘Why Avengers: Endgame is the Beginning of the New MCU‘, it was stated that with a universal threat like Thanos, it would be difficult for the MCU to top that unless they introduced the multi-verse. In this case, that’s exactly what’ve done. Additionally, throughout our previous blog post, it was stated that the introduction to other franchises and characters, like the X-men, the Fantastic Four and so forth, will all be as a result of the introduction to the multi-verse.
With the merger between Disney and 20th Century Fox, Marvel now has a wider range of characters to incorporate within the MCU. Although it hasn’t necessarily been confirmed that these characters will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s pretty likely that that’s what’s going to happen. Evidently, the introduction to the multi-verse will probably play a big part in regards to establishing more characters and storylines for the MCU going forward.
With the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, it was impossible to see what the MCU would be without some of the core and original members, but it seems that everything will continue to move forward. With that being said, the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is increasing the hype for the movie’s theatrical release, especially regarding some of the specific dialogue spoken.
Therefore, based on the trailers, this movie is going to be a must watch for Marvel fans on what specific direction the MCU will go now that the infinity saga has ended.