Peter Parker faces his most intimidating challenge yet in Audi's Spider-Man: Far From Home promo: The Midtown Science Fair. Due to hit theaters in less than a week, the Spidey sequel will serve as the final installment of the MCU's Phase 3. The film will be set mere moments after Avengers: Endgame and will explore a post-Iron Man world. Still grieving and attempting to enjoy a typical European vacation with his friends, Peter will be forced by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to partner with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to battle The Elementals. Despite his villainous comic book origins, marketing has pitched Mysterio as being a friend and mentor to Peter.
In the trailers and TV spots, the film's version of Mysterio claims to be from another Earth. When Thanos managed to complete his goal in Avengers: Infinity War and snap half of all life out of existence, a rift was supposedly opened. Stating that his world was destroyed by The Elementals, Mysterio says he followed one of them through in order to prevent it happening again. Whether or not he reveals himself to be more akin to his comic book counterpart remains to be seen. He's not the only potential villain expected to emerge though. Many believe that Numan Acar's character, Dimitri, will turn out to be Spider-Man's classic foe, Chameleon.
Before all of that, however, the new promo posted by Audi USA features Peter dealing with threats much closer to home. Teaming up with his best friend and unofficial 'Man in the Chair' Ned Leeds, Peter heads to school armed with a handmade electric motor. Their excitement regarding their science fair presentation is short-lived, however, when the duo is confronted by the level of their competition. As Ned proclaims, "One has lasers. One has smoke. One has lasers AND smoke!" Not to be deterred, however, Peter puts his ever-increasing Spider-Man connections to good use. Check out the full promo below:
Unfortunately, there is no actual footage from the upcoming film. Still, it reveals that Peter's driving skills have definitely improved since Spider-Man: Homecoming. Equally, there's no sign of any other familiar classmates from the previous films. Already confirmed to be returning for Spider-Man: Far From Home are Zendaya as Peter's love interest, MJ, and Tony Revolori as Peter's high school nemesis Flash Thompson. Also featuring prominently will be Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), between whom a romance has been teased. Ned will also embark on a romance of his own, forming a relationship with Angourie Rice's Betty Brant in the early parts of the film.
Regardless, fans will no doubt be glad to see Peter and Ned once again engaging in their popular dynamic. Their friendship is oft-cited as one of the best elements of Spider-Man's first standalone outing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They also featured in one of Endgame's most emotionally touching moments, when they were tearfully reunited at the end of the movie.
The promo does veer into some awkwardly cheesy territory at times. Also, to see him engage in what could technically be considered cheating seems a tad uncharacteristic. Given everything he's endured, however, fans will no doubt cut him some slack in pursuit of a non sacrificial win. While the pair ultimately lose out to an admittedly impressive potato arc reactor, Peter will no doubt emerge slightly more victorious when potentially forced to go up against another master of smoke and lasers. And the promo is sure to help tide fans over until Spider-Man: Far From Home finally drops in theaters.
Source: Audi USA
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019