In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, Sony has dropped a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home - and it reveals a lot about the movie. Marvel and Sony have found themselves in something of a tricky spot when it comes to marketing Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film happens shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, which meant it was difficult to promote it without giving away major plot points.
Avengers: Endgame has been out for almost two weeks now, and even directors the Russo brothers have publicly said they think fans should now be free to discuss the film on social media. That means the time for secrecy is finally over, and the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer reveals just how the film relates to Endgame. As Kevin Feige recently noted, it's essentially an epilogue to Phase 3, exploring the impact of the Avengers' victory against Thanos and setting the scene for the MCU's future.
The new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer opens with a spoiler warning from Tom Holland himself, an amusing decision on Marvel's part given Holland's reputation for being loose-lipped about spoilers. And he wasn't lying. There aren't just Avengers: Endgame spoilers in the Spider-Man: Far From Home, but some shocking implications of Thanos' actions.
You can learn the biggest reveals and story details from the new trailer below, but for our full Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer breakdown in the gallery linked below:
16. Peter Parker is Grieving Tony Stark's Death
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer opens on a sorrowful note, with Peter Parker grieving the death of Tony Stark. The relationship between Spider-Man and Iron Man has been central to the MCU's version of the wall-crawler. In Captain America: Civil War, it was Tony Stark who discovered Spider-Man through social media videos, and it didn't take Tony long to deduce Spider-Man's secret identity. The two built up a strong friendship in Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Peter desperate for a surrogate father-figure. Heartbreakingly, their relationship came to an abrupt end when Peter was one of Thanos' victims in Avengers: Infinity War, and a horrified Iron Man could only watch as Spider-Man crumbled to dust before his eyes.
Tony's love of Peter was central to his motives in Avengers: Endgame. Although Tony was reluctant to risk losing his family, he realized he had a shot at bringing Spider-Man back, and he took it. In the end, it cost him his life. Although the world mourns a superhero, Peter Parker is grieving for someone he knew and loved. Everywhere he looks, he sees tributes to the armored Avenger, and he feels the pain and grief anew.
15. The Iron Spider Suit
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer reveals that Peter Parker has kept some last gifts from Tony Stark. He's still wearing the Iron Spider costume that he was given in Avengers: Infinity War, complete with Waldoes. Hopefully, it comes with a warranty for Stark Industries to fix it if it gets damaged now Tony Stark isn't around... although as he's not wearing it later in the film, that seems unlikely.
14. Spider-Man is Ghosting Nick Fury
Nick Fury is trying to contact Spider-Man, even badgering Happy Hogan to take his calls - which Peter keeps ignoring. Although the web-slinger doesn’t know it yet, he’s one of Fury’s only ports of call to take on a new threat - the Elementals. He’ll eventually track him down in Venice.
13. MJ and Peter Are Falling For Each Other
Peter and Michelle (or MJ) seem to have gotten a lot closer, although MJ still greets Peter and Ned with the acerbic comment "What's up, dorks?" Peter's superhero career has always complicated his love life in the comics, and the same will probably be true in the MCU as well. He's keen to get to know MJ better, but he will have to balance that desire out against his life as Spider-Man.
Zendaya's Michelle is clearly being positioned as a totally new take on Mary Jane Watson, one of Spider-Man's greatest love interests. A more comic-book-accurate version of MJ was played by Kirsten Dunst in Sony's Spider-Man trilogy, and Marvel Studios has never been particularly interested in repeating ideas that have been developed in previous superhero movies, hence the change.
12. The Snap Tore A Hole In Our Dimension
According to Nick Fury, the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame have torn a hole in the fabric of our dimension, and both people and Elemental creatures are making it through. This makes sense; Doctor Strange established that it is indeed possible to damage the time-space continuum, with Wong and Mordo horrified when Strange experimented with the Time Stone on an apple.
It's unclear which snap Fury's referring to - there were four across the two-part movie. Most likely he means one of Thanos', either the one to wipe out half of all life or the one that destroyed the Infinity Stones. And, of course, there was a lot of other damage to the universe besides, including the Mind Stone's destruction and time travel.
11. Quentin Beck Claims to Come From Another Earth
Quentin Beck claims to have come from another reality, having come over following the snap chasing down the Elementals. There is comic book precedent for Mysterio to originate from another timeline; although he's best known as a stunt magician who uses special effects to commit crimes, the last decade or so has seen Mysterio subtly reinvented on a far greater scale. Brian Bendis' Spider-Men miniseries revealed that he'd learned how to jump between dimensions in order to commit unchallenged crime sprees in other realities.
10. Spider-Man Is The Only Avenger Left?
All this seems a little too large-scale for Peter Parker, who just wants to go back to being your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He desperately attempts to get Nick Fury to call in someone else, someone with a more spectacular powerset that's suited to dealing with these mysterious Elemental beings, but Fury insists that Spider-Man is the only one who can help.
Thor is off-world with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain Marvel is unavailable, but what about Falcon's new Captain America, Hulk or other heroes alive after Avengers: Endgame?
9. The Elementals Explained
Nick Fury and Maria Hill are dealing with a crisis involving mysterious Elemental beings, each representing a different classical Greek element: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. At this stage, the origin of the Elementals is uncertain. In the comics, the classic Elementals are four powerful and dangerous beings who were introduced in Supernatural Thrillers back in 1974. They originated from another plane of reality, and first came to Earth over 3,000 years ago, setting themselves up as the Egyptian gods. Fortunately, they were ultimately banished to another dimension, from which they watched and waited for thousands of years, plotting their return.
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer shows a very different sort of Elementals. They're loosely adapted from classic Spider-Man villains literally derived from different elements, causing problems all over Europe. We're led to believe they were brought to our reality as a result of the snap.
8. Spider-Man's Stealth Suit In Prague
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer gives viewers their best look yet at Spider-Man's Stealth suit, which has presumably been provided by Nick Fury. The armored design is similar to a costume Spider-Man wore in the "To The Ends of the Earth" event in order to deal with the Sinister Six, although it's been blended with the Spider-Man Noir look and another costume he was given by S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Secret War miniseries. The eyes pop out a little, an unusual touch that's reminiscent of a modern symbiote costume from Dan Slott's "Do Down Swingin'" story. One of the most interesting details is the fact that the fingers are exposed, unlike any other Spider-Man outfit.
7. MJ Works Out Spider-Man's Secret Identity
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer drops another surprise moment; MJ has worked out that Peter Parker is really Spider-Man. This is true to the comics as well, where Mary-Jane Watson actually saw Spider-Man web-swinging out of Peter's bedroom when he was still new to the superhero gig. The MCU's MJ is smart, and no doubt she was already suspicious when Spider-Man turned up in Washington, D.C. during her class field-trip there in Spider-Man: Homecoming. She'll have certainly managed to put the pieces together when Spider-Man shows up on her class vacation as well.
Set photos have shown MJ going web-swinging with Spider-Man, so presumably, Peter admits the truth.
6. Mysterio Views The Elementals As His Responsibility
On the face of it, the MCU's version of Mysterio seems to be a true hero. He views the Elementals as his responsibility, which perhaps indicates that he's claiming they all come from the same dimension, and that his origin is somehow tied to these monstrous creatures. Of course, anybody who's familiar with Mysterio will be more than a little suspicious, given he's traditionally a comic book villain. In fact, in his very first appearance, Mysterio faked being a superhero in order to get the adulation he believed he deserved.
5. Spider-Man's Tony Stark Glasses
Peter Parker is shown wearing a pair of glasses that will be very familiar; they're the same design as the glasses Tony Stark was wearing in Avengers: Infinity War. This may indicate they have Stark tech in them; it's even conceivable that they're nanotechnology.
4. The Fourth Elemental Over Tower Bridge
The first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer revealed three of the Elementals, and hinted at the existence of a fourth. This second trailer finally confirms the fourth Elemental, which appears to be a wind-creature that's attacking Tower Bridge. Unfortunately, it looks as though Peter's classmates get caught up in the chaos.
3. Spider-Man Is The Next Iron Man?
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer goes full circle, ending with Peter Parker realizing that the world needs the next Iron Man. It's a smart way of reframing the classic "power and responsibility" mantra, which up till now has been relatively subdued in the MCU. This version of Spider-Man is inspired by Iron Man, and he will choose to be a hero because he realizes that Tony Stark's death has left a hole that needs to be filled. Although Spider-Man doesn't feel particularly competent or up to the challenge, the truth is that nobody else can do it.
2. Spider-Man Battles The Molten Man
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer comes to a climax showing Spider-Man in his stealth suit, taking on the Molten Man. The shots perfectly demonstrate just how out of his depth Spider-Man really is; these Elementals are truly a force to be reckoned with, and only the wall-crawler's agility allows him to evade the Molten Man's fire blasts.
1. Happy Hogan tries To Save Spider-Man's Friends
The Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer ends with a fun scene in which Happy Hogan attempts to rescue Peter's school friends. He's called in the Stark Jet in order to evacuate them; unfortunately, it's promptly blown up, forcing Happy to come up with a new plan. It's possible that, by this point in the film, literally half the group know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the others begin to work it out, too, given it would seem odd for Spider-Man's friends to seek them out.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019