Last year may have been the year of the Spider-Man, and it looks as if 2019 will keep up that momentum.
Sony released on Tuesday morning the highly anticipated trailer for its sequel Spidey movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is set to hit theaters in July, a few months after the April release of Avengers: Endgame
The whole thing is kind of a blur, but it’s awesome.
A one-minute trailer was initially released on Instagram Live by Tom Holland. It shows Peter Parker and his friends heading on an innocent summer trip to Europe. Then, Nick Fury shows up and introduces himself to Spider-Man. All of a sudden there are huge monsters destroying Europe. Then Mysterio shows up. The whole thing is kind of a blur, but it’s awesome. A full version with more details has since been released and is embedded at the top of this post.
Far From Home stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal as the villain Mysterio, though based on previous leaks, he doesn’t seem to be the only villain. We also know that Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson will return as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Maria Hill and Nick Fury, along with Marisa Tomei (Aunt May) and Zendaya (Michelle Jones).
Before the trailer’s release, speculation ran rampant due to one single problem: Spider-Man is technically dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War along with other popular characters like Black Panther and Dr. Strange. (Both heroes are also set to star in sequels of their own.)
Marvel has done an impressive job of keeping the fate of those characters a secret in the lead up to Endgame, but since Sony still owns Spider-Man, there’s nothing to stop the studio from promoting the film even while Spidey’s existence is still up for debate. That might be annoying for Marvel and its parent company, Disney, but it’s great news for detail-starved superhero fans who just want to know if their favorite character is really dead (spoiler: he isn’t).
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5, 2019.
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