'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer 2 Has Surprise 'Endgame' Twist
In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, there was bound to be some major repercussions with half the world being gone for five years. But the new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is teasing a truly unexpected side effect of “the Snap” — the opening of an alternate, parallel dimension.
We’re going to spoil Avengers: Endgame, but consider this our final warning. If you haven’t seen it yet, that’s on you. Even Marvel isn’t tiptoeing around spoilers anymore.
The second trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up in the immediate aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, with the late Tony Stark memorialized as an icon. But besides the loss of Iron Man, life is back to normal.
Or so Spider-Man thinks.
When Spidey is recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to take on a supernatural threat, Peter must abandon his summer vacation and team up with “Beck” (Jake Gyllenhaal), also known as Mysterio.
Comic book fans know Beck as a Hollywood special effects wizard turned super criminal who uses his powers to commit crime. He’s a pretty popular Spider-Man villain who, before Far From Home, had yet to be seen in live action.
But in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Beck is being presented by Nick Fury as a hero from another dimension.
“This is Mr. Beck,” Fury introduces to Peter. “Beck is from Earth, just not ours. The Snap tore a hole in our dimension.”
“Are you saying there’s a multiverse?” Peter questions. (Hey! Thanks for shouting out our twice-weekly Multiverse newsletter, Peter Parker!)
This multiverse business is pretty seismic news for the MCU — and also suspect. First, let’s assume it’s real.
The opening of the multiverse presents all kinds of exciting possibilities (and loopholes) for the future. Are the Marvel/Netflix Defenders actually from a parallel MCU where Thanos didn’t happen? Is this how the Fantastic Four and the X-Men step through? If there’s a multiverse, does that mean other versions of Iron Man and Captain America could exist? Lots of big questions that even a movie like Spider-Man: Far From Home probably won’t answer.
But here’s why the opening of the “multiverse” might be a huge fake-out: Mysterio is involved. Recall that Mysterio is a movie special effects wizard who has exceptional abilities in deception, trickery, and illusions. We’ve been questioning everything in Spider-Man: Far From Home because of Mysterio for months now, and the newest trailer has only exasperated our suspicions. It is extremely possible that Mysterio is playing a trick on everyone, most of all Spider-Man. Spidey might not be recruited by Fury and Hill at all.
But why would Mysterio want to trick Spider-Man? Well, the Snap really did hurt and destroy people’s lives in the MCU. Mysterio might be on the warpath to exact vengeance for what happened to him, and it just so happens the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is within reach. We’ll have to see Far From Home in theaters for all the answers.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.