Two weeks after Marvel’s culmination event, Avengers: Endgame, fans had to wonder what direction Spider-Man’s MCU sophomore film would take as Phase 3 comes to a close. The spoiler ban was active until this past Monday, when the new trailer dropped to reveal more about this adventure.
Trust me, it’s Endgame spoiler-heavy. So you have been warned (Even Tom Holland warns you before it starts)!
Shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker is still shaken and mourning the death of his mentor, Tony Stark. He goes on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. While abroad, he is recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to team up with the mysterious Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), also known as Mysterio, to battle a series of Elementals.
Seeing how the effects of Stark’s death has on Parker will be the interesting part for me. He died in Infinity War and returned to fight with his fellow Avengers against Thanos. Despite winning, he suffered a personal loss and now must move forward. In contrast from Homecoming, Parker just wants to be a normal kid and go on vacation, holding onto his youth as best he can.
But he might not have that kind of time when Nick Fury comes calling (and you don’t ghost Nick Fury). While he’s being recruited, Parker asks about other heroes who are better suited for the task:
“What about Thor?” Peter Parker asks.
“Off-world.” Fury responds.
“Captain Marvel?” Parker asks with some desperation.
“Unavailable.” Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) deadpans.
But Peter’s not going out there alone as Mysterio has arrived to help the Web-Slinger, a contrast to how his character appears in the comics. It appears that Beck and Fury will fill that void in Parker’s life that has been left behind by Stark. Oh, one other thing: he’s from another Earth! That means the Multiverse exists! Considering the merger with Disney and 21st Century Fox, this might be the best way to introduce the other tentpole Marvel heroes such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
I think this trailer might have revealed a little too much but Marvel is known for swerving fans on their trailers so we’ll see how much makes it to the final product. The Elemental villains look great but it looks like this film will be more about Peter coming into his own as a superhero, which will be a great story if executed well.
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to theaters on July 2.