A new Spider-Man: Far From Home set video offers fans a sneak peek at Tom Holland's Peter Parker filming an emotional sequence. Principal photography on the upcoming sequel got officially underway recently, with the cast and crew heading to the U.K. to film Peter Parker going on summer vacation in Europe.
Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts is returning to helm Far From Home, but not too much is known about the story right now since Avengers 4 is supposed to springboard its narrative. Set to open MCU's mysterious Phase 4, the movie will take place after the events of the two Avengers sequels, which means that it'll deal with the aftermath of Thanos' galactic murder. Earlier this week, the first set photos of Holland as Peter Parker surfaced online, and now a short clip of the actor filming another scene as emerged.
A set video courtesy of @cometbarbara on Twitter of an outdoor filming session in East London features an emotional Peter Parker isolating himself on a rooftop. While the quality of the clip isn't all that good, Holland can be seen shooting a pensive moment as if he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Considering the nature of the shot, fans quickly flocked the tweet to share their concerns about the high school kid looking depressed.
There is a myriad of possible reasons why Peter Parker would be alone on a rooftop trying to deal with his emotions. The emotional stress may be rooted from another personal issue considering that Marvel Studios is leaning heavily on grounding his story by giving him real-world teenager problems. In Homecoming, he had to find the balance between living a life as a normal young adult while also dealing with dangerous missions brought by being a secret superhero, so who knows what brand new conflict he may be dealing with in Far From Home? However, one of the more obvious assumptions in terms of him struggling to return to his normal life would be rooted in his experiences in Avengers: Infinity War and eventually in Avengers 4. Suddenly finding himself disintegrating into dust in an alien planet is traumatizing itself, but if there are far worse things going down in next year's movie (perhaps the death of Tony Stark?), that would only add up to the emotional stress that Peter will need to deal with once the whole Thanos-created debacle is done.
Shall this be the case, it would only humanize Peter Parker more. Seeing him also going through the emotional and mental stress like a regular human being despite being a superhero tackles the importance of having to also take care of one's mental health. The MCU has dabbled on this particular issue in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark was seen suffering from PTSD after this near-death experience during the Battle of New York. While it hasn't been explicitly mentioned in the last several films, the genius billionaire continued to exhibit signs of panic disorder which was even an underlying narrative in his Infinity War journey as he finally faced Thanos. While Marvel Studios might not go to this length when it comes to Peter, seeing his mentor/pseudo-father dying to save the world (or maybe even to save him) is sure to haunt him for quite a while.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019