Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Watch The First 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer

Once Marvel snagged back the rights to Spider-Man (or at least worked out whatever back-alley deal they agreed upon with Sony), they turned in Spider-Man: Homecoming, easily the best Wall Crawler adventure since Sam Raimi took a swat at the character. (Admittedly, I haven’t seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is supposed to be fabulous—but I’m talking live-action here.) The Web Slinger is back once again in 2019 for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and you can watch the first teaser trailer now.

The adventure begins with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) embarking on an epic European adventure with his high school class—I don’t know about you, but my high school never did anything like this. Trouble arises and the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man must don his suit once again and battle a new threat. This time out, it’s sexy Mysterio who fucks, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who we’re conveniently introduced to sans mask—you can’t cover up that beautiful, at least not all the time.

Overall, this looks like a blast. Peter’s pals are all there, including Ned (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), and his nemesis Flash (Tony Revolori). Far From Home also has the same sense of humor and teen-movie feel as Homecoming. Which is good, that movie was also lots of fun.

Now, for those of you in the back raising your hands with confused looks on your faces. Yes, it appears that, in the wake of “The Snap Heard Round the World” in Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) for that matter, is no longer dead. If you pay attention to Marvel’s extensive production slate, you knewthat many of the heroes we see disintegrate are not destined to stay dead as they already had movies in the works. 

Far From Home comes out after Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, so we should assume those films will address these lingering questions. I know the studio wasn’t going to just drop a surprise Spider-Man movie on audiences without buildup or marketing—you can’t keep a production like this under wraps even if you wanted to. Still, it takes the emotional wind out of the sails of Infinity War a bit knowing they all come back. (Watching Peter disintegrate in Tony's arms was one of the big moments.)

That said, there is one person who’s conspicuously absent from this trailer: Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. He was Peter Parker’s mentor in the first movie, but he’s nowhere to be found here. I’m sure that’s intentional and I’m sure it’s going to fuel the already rampant speculation that Tony doesn’t make it through Endgame alive. Downey Jr.’s contract is winding down, so that’s been one of the popular guesses for a while now.

However it shakes out, we have to wait until July 5, 2019 when we can see Spider-Man: Far From Home for ourselves.

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