Spider-Man Is All Alone - So Where's Iron Man?
The focus for many upon the release of the trailer is to see what is featured in the marketing, but Far From Home's footage may also leave you wondering where Iron Man is during all of this. The part the raises the most questions is a line from Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) that says, "You're all alone. You're friends are in trouble. What are you gonna do about it?" Happy says this while on a plane and all indications point to Peter being on the receiving end of Happy's mini-inspirational speech. Ever since Tony brought Peter under his wing, though, he has been a mentor and father figure to Peter. Happy was originally assigned to watch over Peter as an order from Mr. Stark, and with Peter being brought back to life, why wouldn't Tony be around to help at a moment's notice?
The simple explanation, as unfortunate as it may be for fans, is that Tony is no longer alive when Far From Home takes place. Peter is set to go on this European trip with his school and, by the looks of the trailer, he is ready to take a break from the superhero life. He doesn't even pack his Spider-Man suit; Aunt May has to pack it for him. Could it be that Peter's still mourning the loss of his mentor? Is the possible death of Iron Man (and other Avengers) the reason why reporters are flooding towards him at the charity event to ask questions? Will the loss of main MCU heroes be part of the reason why Fury turns to Spider-Man for help since none of his regular Avengers are around? The answer to all of these questions is likely yes and could be viewed as major pieces of evidence that points to how Avengers: Endgame will conclude with Iron Man's death.
Peter Parker Doesn't Keep The Iron Spider Suit
Spider-Man has received several makeovers already in his short time with the MCU, but it appears he'll ditch his most recent look in Far From Home. Under the mentorship of Tony Stark, Peter quickly received an upgrade from his original homemade suit to the first Stark-made one. Since Tony is always tinkering though, he then created the Iron Spider suit for Peter to wear. Although he originally rejected the suit thinking it was a test, Peter did receive the nano-tech Iron Spider suit in Infinity War.
Based on Far From Home's trailer, though, it looks like Peter will not be putting on the Iron Spider suit in his sequel. He's wearing the traditional red and blue suit Stark made him during his time in New York, but a change will be made. He'll receive at least one, and maybe a second, new suit thanks to his new working relationship with Fury. The stealth suit looks to be a product of his work with the master spy, while the red and black suit may also be a small redesign by the organization Fury works for. If the Iron Spider suit is not in Far From Home, then it would appear that Endgame could be the final time Peter puts on the suit.
Marvel Doesn't Want You To Know Far From Home Is Set After Endgame
All of these clues of Spider-Man: Far From Home dealing with the fallout to Avengers: Endgame are simply that, as the trailer doesn't want to show its hand too much. The marketing strategy for the sequel is to sell it as a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming first and foremost. At least for right now, Sony and Marvel aren't promoting Far From Home with the hook of "come see what happens in the MCU next after Endgame." This a smart choice to protect spoilers, but also keeps Far From Home's focus on Peter's story and not the larger events that could be at play.
For the trailer, Sony's being very careful not to reveal anything about the plot or placement either. There's no mention of Thanos' snap or any of the events in Infinity War or Endgame. Sony is keeping all the details about the film's placement vague and Peter's passport is a prime example of this. Regardless of whether it is simply a marketing trick or actually remains the same in Far From Home, Peter's passport does not list any years on it. The "Date of Issue" in particular would've revealed exactly when Far From Home takes place in the MCU timeline that has grown to be a bit confusing. By avoiding the specifics, Sony is saving themselves from having another "8 Years Later" incident, while also protecting possible Avengers: Endgame secrets in the meantime.
With Far From Home set to hit theaters after Avengers: Endgame, this marketing tactic to avoid connections between the two should continue for the next few months. Sony and Marvel Studios will likely change course, though, once Phase 3 ends to make sure audiences know Spider-Man: Far From Home kicks off the next phase of the MCU.
- 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 02, 2019