Far From Home, Full of Easter Eggs1 of 12
New costumes, multiple villains, Nick freakin' Fury (or so it seems) - there's a lot to unpack in just over two minutes of footage.
Since we were going to watch the trailers 50 times today anyway, we've gone through the clips with a fine tooth comb to pick out the most notable pieces of new info.
Language!2 of 12
Two versions of the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer were released simultaneously, with an international trailer adding a few more moments of footage - and making one glaring change.
In the U.S. version of the trailer, Flash Thompson calls Peter Parker a “dickwad” (as Cap would say, “Language!”). But in the international trailer, he instead simply calls him a loser.
We’re not gonna pretend this is a big deal – it would make sense there’d be a more G-rated option. But it does show some of Marvel’s process for figuring out their films.
Aunt May: Spider-Fan3 of 12
Contrary to her traditional role in comic books, the MCU’s Aunt May isn’t just aware of Peter Parker’s secret identity, she seems to be one of Spider-Man’s biggest fans, somewhat echoing her part in the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
She even seems to be present for Spider-Man’s apparent press conferences – a public presence far different from his usual “threat or menace” perception.
But what might this say about Far From Home’s timeline in relation to Avengers: Infinity War? Remember, after that film, Spidey was dust blowing in the winds of Titan. Would Aunt May really be so gung ho for Peter to be a costume hero if he literally just got back from being space dust?
Is this further evidence Avengers: Endgame will not only bring the dusted heroes back, but undo the events of Infinity War completely, as if they never happened?
Remember, Captain Marvel has apparently joined Ant-Man as having the potential for time travel…
Peter's Baggage4 of 12
Aunt May is one of Peter Parker’s core supporting characters in the MCU, as in comic books. But one huge part of their collective lives hasn’t made it to this iteration of Spidey’s big screen adventures – Uncle Ben.
That is, until now.
No, the Far From Home trailer doesn’t feature an Uncle Ben cameo exactly, but it seems the suitcase Peter is filling for his European vacation once belonged to Ben.
Atomic Blonde5 of 12
At around the 1:38 mark in the U.S Far From Home trailer, we see a blonde woman alongside Nick Fury, Apparently fighting Magnum of the Elementals.
But we never see the woman’s face. Is this a newly blonde Maria Hill perhaps (Cobie Smulders is listed in the cast - though this doesn't quite look like her)? Or is there a chance this is another character – Agent 13, or maybe even someone like Silver Sable (the film is set in Europe, after all)? Could it even possibly be a blonde-haired Black Widow, a la Avengers: Infinity War?
Update: Cobie Smulders has since confirmed on Instagram that it is indeed her standing next to Nick Fury.
Clothes Make the (Spider-)Man6 of 12
Spidey goes through a few outfits in the Far From Home trailer, from his now classic MCU look to his new, updated look.
But oddly, despite having and being seen in his Homecoming costume in Europe, two new costumes are in play. including a Spider-Man Noir/Agent Venom-esque black costume that Peter seems to don for a stealth mission (though with Mysterio around, can we be positive that’s Pete under that mask?).
Speaking of that new updated core Spidey look, it takes many of its cues straight from Spider-Man’s original Steve Ditko design, from the narrower eyes to the black hue of his suit, to the iconic web-wings under his arms.
For He's a Jolly Good Spider-Fellow7 of 12
Thanks to a close-up shot of Peter Parker’s passport (say that three times fast), we now know the MCU Pete’s birthday is August 10.
What's important about August 10? Well, it was the day Amazing Fantasy #15 was released in 1962, with Spider-Man's debut.
Of course, Peter's birthday here isn't 1962 - in fact, his year isn't listed at all. Guess that sliding Marvel timeline applies on film too.
Web of Love8 of 12
Spider-Man and romance go hand-in-hand. And though Homecoming had Peter pining for his star-crossed sweetheart Liz Allen, sparks are starting to fly between Peter and MJ in the Far From Home trailer.
And that’s not all. It looks like Ned also has a love connection with Betty Brant - and even Aunt May has a heavy flirt going with Happy Hogan in this trailer.
Stark Absence9 of 12
One big supporting cast member from Homecoming doesn’t seem to make an appearance in Far From Home - Tony Stark.
With Nick Fury potentially taking over the role of Peter Parker’s mentor (if that’s really Nick Fury) there may not be room in the story (or budget for that matter) for another top name Avenger, even though his pal Happy Hogan does get an appearance.
We can't discuss this without also mentioning the possibility that Tony's not in the movie because he doesn't survive Avengers: Endgame and/or he doesn't have to become some sort of guardian to an Infinity Stone...
There’s also the question of the Vulture. When last we saw Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, he was in prison, keeping Peter’s secret identity. Is there room in a film set primarily in Europe to pick up those threads in Far From Home?
In early casting reports Keaton was expected to return.
Four Sale?10 of 12
A glimpse of Avengers Tower in Far From Home shows that the building appears to be under construction, maybe undergoing clean-up from the damage it took in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It could also indicate that Stark’s sale of Avengers Tower (remember how “moving day” was such a big part of Homecoming?) could be finalized, with a new owner soon to take over – maybe giving way for another iconic Marvel structure, like the Baxter Building?
It's Element-ary11 of 12
We know that part of Far From Home involves Spider-Man taking on a cadre of elemental foes – and maybe even teaming up with Mysterio to do it. But who exactly are these Elementals?
Despite rumors that Hydro-Man and Molten Man would be the villains given that name in the movie, the trailer seems to show the villains in question are more likely the original comic book Elementals – Hydron, Magnum, Hellfire, and Zephyr.
But there’s a clue hidden in the trailer that indicates the MCU Elementals’ water villain may be Hydro-Man after all, including a license plate that reads ASM212 – perhaps an allusion to Amazing Spider-Man #212, Hydro-Man’s first appearance.
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