Straight after Avengers 4 comes Spider-Man: Far From Home. The sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, Jon Watts' follow-up is the second film in the Marvel-Sony deal to share the character, and will see Peter Parker leave New York City behind for Europe on a summer vacation. Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker, and he's set to go up against a major chunk of Spidey's rogue's gallery, including Michael Keaton's Vulture and Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.
- Release Date: July 5, 2019
- Confirmed Cast: Tom Holland
- Director: Jon Watts
- Writers: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers
Last Updated 07/06/2018
14 Tom Holland's Spider-Man Returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home
According to Marvel's Kevin Feige, Tom Holland's Spider-Man has a five-movie storyline in the MCU. The character was introduced in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, and he absolutely blew fans away. This was a Spider-Man never seen on the big screen before; a teenage superhero who was new to his powers, freshly exposed to a world of superheroes. The new Spider-Man was struggling to balance his superhero activities and his everyday life, right down to telling Tony Stark he couldn't go to Germany - he had homework to do! 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming followed the same formula, with director Jon Watts creating a high-action teenage adventure in the style of John Hughes. The story continued in Avengers: Infinity War, but took a tragic twist, with Spider-Man one of the heroes believed killed when Thanos snapped his fingers. We can presume he'll be resurrected in the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, which will then lead on into the Homecoming sequel.
Tom Holland "leaked" the film's title in June, and it was swiftly confirmed by Kevin Feige. According to Feige, there are "multiple meanings" behind the title, and Marvel like the connection to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
13 Far From Home Is the Second Part of a Trilogy
In 2014, Marvel's Kevin Feige approached Sony with the idea of bringing Spider-Man into the MCU. Marvel proposed that Sony should keep the license; the studio would pay for the movie, distribute it, and market it. Marvel, however, would make the film on Sony's behalf. What's more, they'd be able to incorporate Spider-Man into the MCU. Sony initially rejected the proposal, preferring to continue making their own films. The box office failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 forced the studio to reconsider, especially after their discussions with Marvel went public when Sony was hacked in late 2014. Sony convened a Spider-Man summit in February 2015, and agreed to accept Marvel's proposal.
The original deal was for Marvel to make a Spider-Man trilogy, with a new film releasing every two years. Spider-Man: Homecoming released in 2017, the Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 is due for release in 2019, and Tom Holland has confirmed a third film is in the works - presumably to release in 2021. It looks as though not much changed from the leaked version.
12 Who Else is Back In Spider-Man: Homecoming's Sequel?
It's safe to say that certain key characters will return for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, including Marisa Tomei's Aunt May, Jacob Batalon's Ned Leeds, and Zendaya's Michelle; so far, set photos have only confirmed Batalon and Zendaya. There are rumors Laura Harrier will reprise the role of Liz Allen too, although she seemed to be written out at the end of Homecoming. The end-credits sequence of Homecoming seemed to imply Michael Mando's Scorpion would likely play a role in the sequel. Michael Keaton's Vulture is confirmed to return, and many viewers believe Marvel is building up to the Sinister Six.
11 Mysterio is the Villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home
It's been confirmed that Mysterio is the main villain of Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks for the role. Mysterio is a classic Spider-Man villain, a special-effects wizard who's dedicated himself to a life of crime. It's important to note that Mysterio and the Vulture typically move in the same circles in the comics. In fact, both have strong connections to the Tinkerer, who in the movies has been a member of the Vulture's gang and was still a free man at the end of Homecoming. That makes the introduction of Mysterio a logical, organic development in the Spider-Man franchise. The fact Marvel has already introduced three members of the Sinister Six hasn't gone unnoticed either; there's a clear sense of direction to this.
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10 Marvel May be Casting Gwen Stacy for Spider-Man: Far From Home
There have been intriguing rumors that Marvel is conducting auditions for the part of Gwen Stacy. Two audition tapes have leaked, each showing a little-known European actress auditioning for the part. It's prompted speculation that Marvel could reinvent Gwen as a foreign exchange student who pays a visit to Peter's school. Given fans had expected Zendaya's Michelle to become the primary love-interest in the sequel, Gwen appearing on the scene would certainly throw a spanner in the works!
9 Who Else is Joining the Cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home?
So far, there have been relatively few new casting announcements for Spider-Man: Far From Home. J.B. Smoove has joined as a new lead character, and a popular theory is that he's playing the part of J. Jonah Jameson. Smoove actually played alongside Holland in an Audi commercial back during marketing for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the two actors had a strong and entertaining dynamic.
8 The Story of Spider-Man: Far From Home
Kevin Feige has indicated the film will be set in the summer, with Peter and some of his friends going to Europe for a summer vacation. Robert Downey Jr. played a major role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and another as-yet-unidentified MCU actor is confirmed to be a major guest-star in Spider-Man: Far From Home. There have been consistent reports Marvel is casting a "femme fatale" for the movie. Evidence is building that this character may be Jessica Drew's Spider-Woman, although her role is uncertain.
According to Spider-Man: Far From Home editor Dan Lebental, the film will be "both grander in scale and even funnier than the last one."
7 There Won't Be Connections to Venom and Silver & Black
After months of confusion, it's now been officially confirmed that Sony's Spider-villain spinoffs won't be considered part of the wider MCU. There are rumors Tom Holland will actually make a cameo in this year's Venom, but that won't be enough to consider them canon.
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6 Jon Watts Returns as Director
In July last year, there were reports that Jon Watts was in talks to return as director of the Homecoming sequel. Those were confirmed by Kevin Feige at Brazil's Comic-Con (CCXP). Nobody was particularly surprised; Homecoming was a tremendous success, and Watts certainly got the feel for everybody's favorite wall-crawler.
5 Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers Have Written the Script
2017 was a good year for Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It saw a number of their scripts become blockbuster hits, including The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The duo also teamed up on Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is due out in July. Sommers and McKenna appear to have become key players in Marvel, and have been hired to write the script for the Homecoming sequel too.
4 Filming Began in July
Pre-production on the Homecoming sequel began in August last year, and filming began in London in early July. It's possible the delays were related to filming of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, with Tom Holland expected to play a major role in those films. There have been consistent reports that Marvel is looking to film in other European countries, not just the UK.
Homecoming was filmed under the working title "Summer of George," a reference to Seinfeld. The sequel, curiously enough, has been given the working title "Fall of George."
3 We're a Long Way Away from a Trailer
Given Spider-Man: Far From Home hasn't even started filming yet, it's no surprise that Marvel has yet to release any promotional material. As yet, there have been no set photos, no posters, and of course no trailer. Marvel is faced with a difficult problem when it comes to promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, as the very fact Spider-Man is in it is technically a spoiler for Avengers 4.
2 More News on Spider-Man: Far From Home
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