4 Your Consideration: Everything You Need To Know About Spider-Man: Far From Home

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The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was finally released on May 6 and it’s got a few spoilers from Endgame. So much so that Tom Holland, the actor who plays Spider-Man, warns viewers before watching the trailer that if they haven’t seen Endgame, they won’t want to see the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home until they’ve seen its predecessor film.  

Entering into the preview itself, it appears that Peter Parker is working on picking up the pieces and moving on in a world without Tony Stark, who passed away at the end of Endgame. In Endgame Marvel fans also learned of alternate time universes and timelines and it looks like Spider-Man: Far From Home is going to build upon that concept.

According to the film’s official synopsis, “Peter’s plans to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.”

Spider-Man In A Multiverse

With the crazy time heist storyline in Endgame, it makes sense that the fascination with time travel and time manipulation would continue in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The title even alludes that the film will take Peter Parker ‘far from home’ which could mean physically or in a non-linear time distance.

In a teaser clip from the film, Mysterio tells Parker that, “There are multiple realities, Peter. This is Earth-616. I’m from Earth-833. We share identical physical constants.” This ties in directly with the previous Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse where we learned that Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man after Peter Parker dies and that before that he came into the 616 timelines, he was in a timeline referred to as 1610.

This implies that time is not a linear concept, but more of an ever-evolving, constantly rotating force with multiple dimensions. What fans are asking now is that if there really are multiple universes and timelines, could it be that Tony Stark is alive in an alternate universe? And if so, what happens then?

Mysterio & Fury

While Peter Parker and his friends are on a trip to Europe, Fury seems to have other plans. In the preview, Parker says “I think Nick Fury just hijacked my summer vacation.” Mysterio, who is an old friend of Fury’s, will be helping out with this mission. It is unclear whether or not Mysterio is a villain or not – there are rumors that he is, but it appears that he’s currently looking to fill the Iron Man/Tony Stark void as Spidey’s mentor.

Spider-Man and the team will be battling extra-dimensional out of this world forces, namely Hellfire who can generate flames, Hydron who can control water, Magnum who controls earth, and Zephyr who controls air.

Alongside the exploration of new villains with the alternate universes and timelines, Marvel will now be able to explore the possibility of introducing even more new hero characters, like the X-Men who were previously exclusively owned by Fox.

With Disney’s $50 billion acquisition of Fox and being the Disney already owns Marvel, this potentially leaves the door wide open for characters like the Fantastic Four and X-Men to make appearances in one of the universes now available for exploration throughout the series.

Spider-Man’s New Stealth Suit

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man receives a new spider suit called a stealth suit. The suit is all black and will help protect Peter Parker’s Spider-Man identity when he’s in Europe, which could potentially be suspicious.

The suit also will cause Parker to rely more on his powers and less on the bells and whistles of the suit itself. According to Tom Holland the suit is awesome because, “it’s not actually capable of much – it sort of strips Spider-Man back, and it’s now him relying on his powers. But it is his ability to act as Spider-Man without the world knowing Spider-Man is there. It’s just an idea he has to keep his identity from his friends, but it’s awesome.”

The stealth suit was so slick when it was first designed that the director of the film, Jon Watts actually asked for it to be made goofier in order to line up with Spider-Man’s quirky personality. The concept artist Ryan Meinerding added goofy goggles for Parker to wear in order to ‘dork’ the suit up.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release in theatres on July 2nd, 2019 so fans will have to wait until then to see what all actually transpires in the film. If it’s anything like past Spider-Man movies it will have a heroic and yet at the same, childlike sense of fun due to the fact that Spider-Man is himself a teenager, only this time he’s far from home.


Erika Negrón Rivera
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