As the title suggests, Peter Parker is going to leave New York City behind in his second solo MCU movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The sequel will see Spidey — who by that point will have recovered from turning into dust at the end of Infinity War — go to Europe with his friends for summer vacation. However, he’ll spend a little time with a pillar of his Queens community before he goes, as set photos reveal that a Homecoming character is returning for the sequel.
A picture of Spider-Man actor Tom Holland talking with Hemky Madera, the actor who plays Delmar the friendly deli owner from Homecoming, made the rounds online on Monday, indicating that his character will pop up again in Far From Home.
Delmar’s Deli-Grocery was an important setting in Homecoming. Peter visited the bodega regularly after school to enjoy “the best sandwich in Queens” and shoot the shit with Delmar. It’s not a groundbreaking scene, but it does make Homecoming feel authentically “New York.”
Later in the film, Delmar calls the police when he sees Spider-Man fighting off some would-be ATM robbers when the whole thing goes wrong, and Delmar’s Deli-Grocery gets destroyed by an alien weapon. Spidey is able to save Delmar (and his cat Murph), but his business is destroyed.
It’s unclear what happened to Delmar after that, but his appearance in Far From Home suggests we’ll find out. Perhaps Peter feels responsible for the sloppy use of his great power that led to Delmar’s getting destroyed. Maybe Delmar had great insurance, and he just wants to hit on Aunt May again.
In any case, it seems unlikely that Delmar would make the trip to Europe with Peter and his high school-aged friends. That would mean at least some of Far From Home will take place in Spidey’s usual stomping ground, which makes sense. It wouldn’t be a Spider-Man story without an appearance by the Big Apple.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 5, 2019.