We break down when the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer may be released by Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. Far From Home will be the 23rd movie released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second on which Marvel and Sony worked together after 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. In 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced the partnership that would allow Marvel to spearhead the creative direction of the webslinger, introducing Peter Parker to the MCU, while Sony maintained the character's film rights. After a successful introduction of Tom Holland's Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, the character has led his own solo film and appeared in Avengers: Infinity War. Next, he'll return for Avengers 4 and the Phase 4 launchpad, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Of course, Marvel Studios' Spider-Man isn't the only Marvel character Sony has brought to the big screen in recent years. The studio recently launched Venom, which has already proved to be a box office success even if it wasn't a hit with critics. Plus, Sony will debut Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse later this year. The animated movie written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller will star Miles Morales and a host of Spider-People from around the multiverse. Since Sony has another Spider-Man movie heading to theaters soon, and will likely start to think about promoting Far From Home ahead of the MCU movie's 2019 release date, it may give us an idea of when the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home will release.
Because Spider-Man: Far From Home is technically a Sony Pictures movie, the studio handles the distribution and marketing - not Marvel Studios. As a result, it makes sense Sony would want to have the first Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer ready to play in theaters alongside the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. That means the Spider-Man: Far From Home first trailer will probably arrive in mid to late December. However, that's still speculation as neither Sony nor Marvel has offered any insight about when the first trailer will officially debut.
Since Spider-Man: Far From Home is the third MCU movie to hit theaters in 2019, a late 2018 release for the first trailer makes sense. The first Captain Marvel trailer debuted in September, and the Avengers 4 trailer is speculated to release in late November. However, official word from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is that the Avengers 4 trailer will arrive before the end of 2018, making a December release also possible. Given that, it's still possible the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer also arrives in December, in time to play in theaters with Into the Spider-Verse as well as the other big movies releasing that month (like Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman).
As for what the Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer will include, that remains to be seen. The movie itself poses a marketing problem since in the ending of Avengers: Infinity War Peter Parker was killed alongside half the universe due to Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet finger snap. It was previously revealed Spider-Man 2 picks up moments after Avengers 4, meaning Sony's trailer will inevitably spoil Marvel's Phase 3 capper. To what extent is unclear, but it's also possible the Far From Home trailer focuses more on its own story than the aftermath of Avengers 4. That way, Sony can market their Spider-Man movie without ruining any surprises in Avengers 4.
No matter what the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer includes when it's released, be sure to check back in with Screen Rant after it drops for a detailed breakdown of all the reveals.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019