Nearly two-weeks after Avengers: Endgame (2019) and on the day that the Russos declared the spoiler ban lifted, Marvel finally drops the full trailer to the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). The film will be the first film after the Infinity Saga and the last film in the MCU’s phase three, and will reportedly act as an introduction into the world after the decimation and its reversal.
The trailer had a lot of spoilers for the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019) and, along with them, a handful of details for us to breakdown – enough to allow for some heavy speculation.
1. A Post-Endgame World
As previously stated, Far From Home will be our lens into the world post-Endgame – a world without an Iron Man. This will be obviously be a heavy plot point in the film and will presumably play into Peter Parker struggling with who he needs to become as a hero, having just lost his father-figure and mentor.
We see murals of Iron Man throughout the trailer, showing that the world knows exactly who they should thank for their salvation But these memoirs also serve as a constant reminder for Peter about what he lost and the internal conflict that he must be going through concerning his identity as a hero.
2. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
On one hand, Peter is and always has to be the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. No crime is too small for Spider-Man. It doesn’t take a world ending threat or a super-villain to make Peter suit up as the web crawler. He’s a hero who mingles with the police and helps old ladys cross the street. It’s the identity he’s always known and one that he’s happy to have. But…
3. The Next Iron Man
… on the other hand, the death of Tony Stark has left a hole in the world – a need for heroes to step up and become greater than who they are. It’s something that’s repeatedly mentioned in the trailer.
“You gonna be the next Iron Man now?”
There seems to be this weight on Peter’s shoulders and it may be something he’s going to have to struggle with throughout the duration of the film. He says it himself, “The world needs the next Iron Man.”
Not a easy thing to be thinking about for a 16-year old kid. But Happy Hogan says something that feels so very reassuring. It’s probably my favorite line from the trailer because to embodies this point perfectly.
“I don’t think Tony would’ve done what he did if he didn’t know that you were gonna be here after he was gone.”
We’re finally getting a closer look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in this trailer. I’m so happy to see his fish bowl helmet from the comics. His entire look seems to be prety comic accurate, actually.
As many have speculated, it seems that he’s a good guy or at least, he’s pretending to be. Mysterio is traditionally a villain, especially this Mysterio, who is Quentin Beck. Nick Fury says his last name in the trailer.
In the comics, Quentin Beck as a special effects expert who used his know-how to create the illusion of magic. But none of it was ever real, it’s always been smoke and mirrors, literally. But in this incarnation of the character, they may have tweaked his backstory in a large way. As Nick Fury says, “Beck is from Earth. Just not ours.”, which hints to…
5. The Multiverse
The Multiverse has been something that’s been hinted at a handful of times in previous MCU movies, namely those of Ant-Man (2015) and Doctor Strange (2016). But we’ve never encountered outright physical proof of the concept, at least not until now.
In the Far From Home trailer it’s been explicitly stated that Mysterio is from alternate Earth. And that the snap “tore a whole in our dimension”, according to Nick Fury. This throw away line in the trailer opens up a plethora of possibilities for the MCU moving forward. Suddenly, the introduction of a Spider-verse, What If stories, and alternate Iron Men wouldn’t seem as far fetched as it did a couple of years ago.
6. A Nick Fury-led Mission
Nick Fury is putting a damper on Peter Parker’s European trip with an important mission that he needs handling. And it just so happens that the likes of Thor and Captain Marvel are unavailable at the time being. What is a friendly neighborhood web crawler to do but to take on the role of a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent? This seems strikingly similar to that time in comics where Nick Fury enlisted the help of Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, and a handful of other heroes for a black ops mission to Latveria. More on this later.
On the up side, the return of Nick Fury and the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate also means the return of everybody’s second favorite agent Maria Hill, played by the beautiful Cobie Smulders.
7. The Elementals
Mysterio isn’t the only villain who’s set to appear in the Homecoming sequel. Four other villains seem to be taking center stage in this film. In the comics, the Elementals are a group of inter-dimensional, mystical beings who arrived on Earth and built the civilization that would one day be known as Egypt. There extra-dimensional origins play into the concept of the Multiverse presented in the trailer.
If I had to take a guess, I would say that whatever cosmic force brought Quentin Beck into this prime Earth also brought these gargantuan incarnations of the Elementals as well. But based on the deconstruction they’re causing in the trailer, the theory that Mysterio is behind these elemental attacks seems flimsy. But with Marvel, you never know.
8. “MJ, I…” “Am Spider-Man?”
One of the funniest lines we’ve gotten from the trailer, aside from Nick Fury’s comment about Peter’s cosmic misadventures, is brought to us by Peter’s awkward confession of his heroic alter ego. To his surprise, MJ already knows his secret.
I would think that this takes place later in the movie after Peter continuously disappears during times of great peril to suit up as Spider-Man. If your local superhero suddenly springs into action during your high school field trip to a foreign country, then it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to assume that one of your classmates is that local superhero. And it’s mostly likely the kid who suddenly vanishes every time a colossal monster attacks you. MJ merely put two and two together, so to speak.
9. Four Suits
Based on this trailer, we’re getting four different suits for this movie – two of which we’ve seen previously. We’re, of course, getting the classic red-and-blue Stark suit that debuted in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and the Iron-Spider Armor that we saw in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). But alongside those two suits, we’re also getting what’s been dubbed the Stealth Suit, presumably provided to Peter by S.H.I.E.L.D, and a black-and-red suit that closely resembles his classic attire.
Visually, the Stealth Suit shares the same features as that of Spider-Man Noir’s outfit from the comics – the same protruding, goggle-like eyes and heavy vest. But this is, presumably, a variation on either the Stealth Suit from the comics or the Secret War Suit that Spidey wore during that black ops mission to Latveria I mentioned earlier.
The black-and-red suit, however, draws close similarities to the Superior Spider-Man Suit that Otto Octavius wore during his stint as the web crawler in the comics. It’s strikingly similar, especially in the forearm and finger area of the suit. Unlike the Superior Spider-Man Suit, however, the web shooters on this black-and-red variant are more streamlined than the classic Stark suit.
10. “Saving the world requires sacrifice.”
“Sometimes people die.”
With one of the heavier lines from the trailer, we see Mysterio seemingly comfort Peter on the sacrifices that a hero must make because they’re the only ones who can. This is an extremely layered piece of dialogue, especially in the case of Peter. This could refer to his struggle of putting his friends in danger because of his being Spider-Man or the sacrifice that his mentor, Tony Stark, made to save the world. It could speak of the identity crisis that Peter will be facing in Far From Home, or quite possibly, all of the above.
Regardless, this could be the closet we get to a “with great power comes great responsibly” pep talk in this incarnation of Spider-Man. Ironic how it could come from someone who’s traditionally a bad guy.
Spider-Man: Far From Home debuts in theaters on July 2, 2019. There will be a couple more trailers after this one, which means we’ll be getting more footage and details from those. If you liked this breakdown, please do give it a like and share it on social media. It does help a lot.