Production has wrapped on Spider-Man: Far From Home - but just what secrets have been revealed through set photos? The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will reportedly see Peter Parker and his friends head off on a summer vacation. As a result, Marvel has conducted principal photography across Europe, notably in both London and Venice.
The film is believed to be set "minutes after" the events of Avengers 4, and will introduce viewers to the post-Phase 3 MCU. This time around, the major MCU cameos are by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, leading to speculation that Peter Parker isn't working with the Avengers any more - he's working with what seems to be a rejuvenated S.H.I.E.L.D..
But now that principal photography is complete, it's an ideal time to take a step back and look at the set photos and videos that have emerged. Just what have they revealed about the film that will launch the fourth phase of the MCU?
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Finally, Spider-Man Is Web-Swinging
After no less than 5 MCU movies, Tom Holland's Spider-Man will finally be a web-slinger. One set video from Spider-Man: Far From Home clearly shows Spider-Man going for a swing through the streets of New York, and he looks far more competent than we've ever seen before in the MCU. The MCU's version of Spider-Man has had something of a learning curve when it comes to web-slinging, constantly getting it wrong in Spider-Man: Homecoming - even not noticing when he'd run out of buildings to swing on. It's great to see that he'll have grown in confidence and skill by the sequel.
Classic Comic Book Relationships
Naturally, a number of set photos have given us an idea of Peter Parker's private life in the MCU. One shows Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei's Aunt May reunite at an airport. The scene was filmed at London Stanstead airport, but it was reportedly made to look like the airport from Newark. If this is the case, then it could be Peter returning home after his summer vacation.
Quite a few set photos have shown Holland acting against Zendaya's MJ, suggesting she'll be a major character in Spider-Man: Far From Home. One of the most exciting set videos showed Spider-Man picking MJ up for a rather intimate web-swing - although it started off with his arm wrapped around MJ, by the time they landed she had her legs around his waist. It's led to speculation that romance could bloom between Spider-Man and MJ - but, knowing Spider-Man's luck, it could quite easily be the case that she has a thing for the wall-crawler, and not for Peter Parker. There's certainly comic book precedent for poor Peter to wind up competing with Spider-Man for a girl's affections.
Love may in the air for Jacob Batalon's Ned Leeds and Angourie Rice's Betty Brant, too; one set photo revealed the pair holding hands. The two wound up married in the comics.
Two New Costumes For Spider-Man
There have long been reports that Peter Parker would gain a new costume in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but actually it seems he'll get two. One is a beautifully sleek black and red outfit, reminiscent of the Superior Spider-Man design from the comics. Whether it is Superior Spider-Man or some inspiration from Alex Ross' designs, the new suit's capabilities are not yet clear. The web shooters have gone from outside the suit to now being built in. And the details on the fabric are absolutely stunning, giving a sense of just how much work the costume designers have put into this.
There's also some sort of stealth suit, a new uniform that has generated a lot of attention. It appears to be a mash-up between three different designs from the comics; Spider-Man Noir, a shadowy alt-universe version of Spider-Man; Secret War, a suit given to Spider-Man by S.H.I.E.L.D.; and one he wore in an event called "To The Ends of the Earth." That third uniform was a powerful one, with a lot of bells and whistle installed to allow Spider-Man to take on the Sinister Six. There's speculation that Spider-Man will be given this stealth suit by S.H.I.E.L.D. (or whatever organization Nick Fury is working for these days). The set photos even clearly display a gap where a logo could be, although it's not possible to discern whether one is there, let alone what it is.
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- 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 05, 2019