Avengers: Endgame may be the most spoiler-heavy movie of all time. So the film’s directors, the Russo brothers, rattled Marvel diehards last week when they announced the moratorium on spoilers ends today (May 06). With the latest Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer dropping this morning, it makes sense why.
The new Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer kicks off with cinema’s all-time best live-action Spidey, Tom Holland, dropping a spoiler alert. After Avengers: Endgame’s ending it’s understandable why. Either Far from Home takes place before Thanos wiped out half of all life, or this sequel occurs in the past. But with Endgame smashing box office records, we can assume that this new trailer has little chance of spoiling Marvel’s latest Avengers picture.
Check out Spider-Man: Far from Home’s spoiler-filled trailer.
The trailer shows us how Tony’s death looms large over Peter Parker. The MCU introduced us to a Peter Parker who had already begun his hero’s journey. Peter’s story yada yada’d past the spider bite, the death of Uncle Ben, and the, “With great power comes great responsibility” moments. But now, it looks like Tony’s death is one of the defining moments of Peter’s mythology.
This take on Spider-Man is more Teen Titan than Avenger. He wants to step up to the big leagues, but his age, inexperience, and the presence of Tony always kept him in check. With Tony gone, Peter must fill the void, whether he’s ready or not. And Far from Home focuses on Spider-Man levelling up and taking on a larger role as a hero.
The most exciting part of the trailer is Quentin Beck/ Mysterio’s reveal. Nick Fury tells Peter that Beck is from another version of earth and that “The Snap” tore a hole through their dimension. Having the MCU films exist in a multi-verse opens a realm of possibilities for future movies.
The storytelling potential is limitless. Imagine a world where Tony Stark is alive, but a fascist dictator who uses Ultron to keep the conquered world in his iron fist? Perhaps there is a Miles Morales out there just waiting to get sucked into our MCU. Incorporating a multi-verse is Marvel’s most comic book-y move yet; every weird character, outlandish costume, and dystopian alternate reality is now on the table.
Most importantly, though, the multi-verse gives Marvel a simple way to introduce their new characters who were owned by Fox. Marvel could deliver a fully formed Fantastic Four who have years of adventuring under their belts. Or they could cross over with a universe where the X-Men and Magneto have battled for years. This makes more sense than saying that someone as powerful as Charles Xavier or as dangerous as Magneto has existed in the MCU for decades without any of the films acknowledging their existence.
Spider-Man: Far from Home looks as funny, action-packed, and heartfelt as Homecoming (which sits in my MCU top five). I was already pumped for more of Tom Holland’s Spidey, but now I’m even more excited to see how his world moved on post-Endgame. And after holding my breath (and my bladder) for three hours during Endgame, I’m ready to experience the MCU’s lighter side.
Spider-Man: Far from Home synopsis:
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far from Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!