Work on Spider-Man: Far From Home is officially complete, according to director Jon Watts. The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will close out Phase 3. Set mere moments after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the Spider-Man sequel will see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) still mourning the loss of Tony Stark. Equally, it will see the young hero attempt to readjust to a normal life. Part of that effort will see him aim to leave his superhero duties behind in order to enjoy a European vacation like a normal teenager. Unfortunately, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has other ideas.
With a group of monsters known as The Elementals rampaging throughout Europe, Spider-Man is recruited to fight alongside Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in order to bring them down and help save the world. Claiming to be from a parallel dimension, Mysterio will serve as a mentor figure to Peter, guiding him through his grief. Given his comic book roots, many fans remain highly suspicious of Mysterio's story and overall motives. Whatever turns out to be the case, Peter won't be totally without backup. Jon Favreau will also reprise his role of Happy Hogan. Likewise, Jacob Batalon and Zendaya return as Ned and M.J., respectively. As revealed by recent TV spots, M.J. will figure out Spider-Man's true identity.
Taking to Instagram, Watts declared that work on the film had finished. He shared that statement alongside an image featuring numerous members of the young cast. As well as Zendaya and Batalon, Holland can be seen at front and center of the image. Also with them is Angourie Rice (Black Mirror), who plays Betty Brant, and Tony Revolori, who plays Peter's high school rival, Flash Thompson. What exactly the cast are looking at is, unsurprisingly, being kept firmly under wraps. Each of the cast looks sufficiently pleased and/or blown away by what they're seeing, though, displaying a mixture of smiles and utterly transfixed gazes. Check out the full post below:
While Spider-Man will inevitably carry the weight of the world on his shoulders, the film itself is being entrusted to carry the weight of the MCU. Not only will Far From Home, as mentioned, serve as the closing chapter of Phase 3, it will also set the stage for Phase 4. Though the official slate isn't expected to be released until after this film hits theaters, Marvel Studios apparently have the next five years planned out. As well as a long overdue solo Black Widow movie, those plans also look to include The Eternals and Shang Chi, the first Asian-led superhero film.
The latest Spidey outing will be the bridge between what came before and what comes next. There's a fear that following Avengers: Endgame, the bubble could very well burst on the MCU's success and popularity. Especially without some of the stars and characters upon which the franchise was built. That, partly, is why Marvel initially didn't want any of their films to be released within a year of Endgame. Based on the image, however, everyone involved seems pleased with the end result of their work As such, it would seem that fans are in for another treat and Spider-Man: Far From Home maybe be the first stepping stone to even greater heights.
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- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019