With Spider-Man: Far From Home set mere minutes after the events of Avengers: Endgame, its trailer was bound to reveal things about this highly anticipated film's storyline. From certain cameo appearances to subtle Easter eggs, the teaser basically confirms numerous fan theories about the plot of the final Avengers movie.
Given all of this, one almost has to wonder why Marvel chose to release the Spider-Man trailer ahead of the premiere date for Avengers: Endgame. But when you think about it from the perspective of marketing, Marvel will only benefit from fuelling speculation about Avengers: Endgame. Seeing Peter Parker alive and well (and as awkwardly adorable as ever) will only increase the hype around Avengers: Endgame. More hype means more people showing up to theatres on April 26.
(For those of you counting down the sleeps like kids waiting for summer vacation, we're less than 100 days away now.)
Here are eight things the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer reveals about Avengers: Endgame!
8. The People Lost To Thanos’s Snap Will Come Back
Given that Black Panther and Spider-Man were amongst the superheroes lost to the Snapture, it was pretty much a given that the Avengers would find some way to undo the last few minutes of Avengers: Infinity War. Killing off the two most marketable superheroes in the franchise isn't exactly in Marvel's best interest, and on top of that, these two characters had sequels in the works even when Avengers: Infinity War premiered. So, we all knew the Snapture would somehow get reversed, but the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which shows not a pile of dust, but a living, breathing Peter Parker, is the first official confirmation we've had that somehow, the Avengers will find a way to that one reality of 14-million in which Thanos is defeated.
7. Stark Industries Will Still Be Functioning After Avengers: Endgame
Stark Industries has had to slog through a fair bit of drama during the Marvel films. First, it had to deal with the kidnapping of its CEO in Iron Man. Then, it pulled through Tony Stark's midlife crisis in Iron Man 2 when he thought it'd be a good idea to throw a giant birthday party for himself, don the suit, and pee publicly in front of his entire guest list... Nowadays, Pepper Potts is in charge of the company, and considering some of Tony's personality quirks (like the one that made him think public urination would be a fun party trick), it's safe to say that the company is in stabler hands now. But for even the steadiest of hands, it's hard to guide a company through a disaster like the loss of half the world's population.
Given that the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home shows an enormous cheque from the Stark Relief Foundation, it's likely that Stark Industries will be functioning normally after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
6. Pepper Potts Survives The Entirety Of Avengers: Endgame
Whether or not Pepper Potts died in the Snapture is still unknown. Although the final heartbreaking moments of Avengers: Infinity War showed the dusty deaths of many Marvel heroes, the fates of certain characters were left uncertain, and Pepper Potts was one such character. Even if she did die in the Snapture, though, we now know that those who were lost to the Snap will come back. But this doesn't necessarily mean they'll survive the entirety of Avengers: Endgame.
It's possible characters could still die even after being brought back from the dead (they may be kids' movies, but Marvel screenwriters have proven themselves ruthless). In the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, though, Pepper Potts's signature appears on a giant cheque, which basically confirms her survival.
5. The World’s Economy And Infrastructure Isn’t Drastically Affected By Half The Population Disappearing
If half of the planet's population were to turn into dust bunnies overnight, you'd think basic things like infrastructure and the economy would be affected. Half of all janitors, pilots, garbagemen, police officers, and firemen would be gone. A good portion of the people who keep society functioning normally would be nothing more than dust in the wind. And the ones who remained would probably be too traumatized by the loss of half their loved ones to do their job properly. So, society would be in a state of chaos. And trust in the markets would also likely plummet, with economic crises rocking the globe. Although the planet would recover with time, things would probably stay tumultuous for a while.
But Spider-Man: Far From Home is set minutes after Avengers: Endgame and everything seems perfectly normal...
The kids embark on international travel without issue, and the European cities they visit seem orderly and normal; certainly not like half their citizens just vanished into thin air. Some fans believe the normalcy depicted in the trailer indicates the Avengers might have undone the last moments of Avengers: Infinity War not simply by reversing the Snap, but by making sure it never happened in the first place. If this is the case, then it would follow that life on Earth would proceed as if nothing happened — because nothing did.
4. Nick Fury And Maria Hill Will Survive The Entirety Of Avengers: Endgame
Any nerd who's any nerd knows by now that you have to stay to the end of Marvel films to see the post-credits scene. In the Easter egg at the end of Avengers: Endgame, we see Maria Hill and Nick Fury vaporize in the Snapture. Although we know they'll somehow be revived by the surviving Avengers, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll survive the entire movie.
Avengers: Endgame has to kill some of its main characters off if it wants to be taken seriously, and someone like Nick Fury would be the perfect target. His death wouldn't cause a nerd rebellion like killing off Tony Stark might (*knocks on wood*), but it wouldn't be meaningless like the death of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (sorry, but we barely knew the guy).
So, before the trailer premiered for Spider-Man: Far From Home, nothing was promised in regards to Nick Fury. But now that we've seen him in Europe shooting a tranquilizer into Peter Parker's best friend like it's just another day at the office (just Nick Fury things), we know he has to survive the film.
3. Pepper Potts And Tony Stark Still Haven’t Hotten Married, Unless She Didn’t Take His Name
At the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Tony Stark and Pepper Potts were finally due to be married. But Tony Stark boarding an alien spaceship destined for halfway across the galaxy kind of threw a wrench in that plan. As things currently stand, Tony Stark is stranded in space, dreaming of Pepper, who may or may not have been Snaptured by Thanos. So, it's safe to say their wedding date is a bit up in the air. If Tony does manage to survive Avengers: Endgame (*knocks on wood again*), ending the film with him marrying Pepper would be a pretty satisfying conclusion to phase three of the Marvel films. But the cheque signed by Pepper Potts in the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home makes it pretty clear that, unless Pepper decided to keep her maiden name, she and Tony Stark have not gotten married yet.
2. Public Morale Wasn’t Drastically Affected By Whatever Happens In Avengers: Endgame
After half of all life fades to dust, you'd think people would be in a state of panic. Even if the Avengers manage to undo the Snap and bring everyone back relatively quickly, losing half of your loved ones (or disappearing yourself) even for a short period of time would likely cause long-term damage to the psyche. Just like almost getting hit by a car might cause one to reassess life, having a giant purple alien come along and Snapture half mankind into oblivion would probably cause a fair bit of anxiety in the world's population.
But in Spider-Man: Far From Home, it looks as if everyone is carrying on like nothing happened. After a tragedy like the Snapture, you'd think parents might be overprotective of their children for a while, but in the trailer, the students are setting off for a summer vacation in Europe. And, even though the Infinity War just happened, proving that aliens could invade the planet at any time, Peter decides to leave his Spider-Man suit at home for the duration of his trip. All of this points to the theory that the Avengers will defeat Thanos by ensuring the Infinity War never happens in the first place.
1. Something Must Happen That Causes Peter Not To Wear The Iron Spider Suit Anymore
Once you've driven an Audi, it's kind of hard to get back into your beat-up Honda from the 1980s. Similarly, it's doubtful that Peter Parker would have chosen to give up the Iron Spider suit from Tony Stark that he wears throughout Avengers: Infinity War in favor of his older, less-advanced suits.
Just like its creator, the Iron Spider suit is as extra as it gets. It sprouts legs, provides its own oxygen, and it smells like a new car inside. But Peter Parker is not wearing the Iron Spider suit in the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. So this begs the question — why not?
Maybe it's just because Snaptured people can't bring any clothes with them when they come back from the dead (can you imagine billions of people materializing out of thin air in the nude?). If this were the case, then the Iron Spider suit would have been lost permanently to the Snap. Or perhaps it's because somehow, the Avengers managed to make sure the Infinity War never happened, which would mean Tony Stark never gave the Iron Spider suit to Peter. Or maybe Peter does still have the suit, but it's too strong a reminder of a certain lost loved one (*how many times do I have to knock on wood in this article?*). Here's to hoping everyone just comes back naked.