Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Review (SPOILERS)

If you thought Marvel Studios would wait until after Avengers: Endgame to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home, you’d be dead wrong. Speaking of dead, it’s important to mention that in the film’s first trailer shown above, Peter Parker and half the planet appear to be very much alive. This could either mean that Thanos’ snap in Infinity War was undone after Endgame (likely), or that this movie takes place sometime before Peter was launched into space with Iron Man (unlikely, and it would honestly be pretty disappointing).

In any case, one line in the trailer actually hints at where this places in the MCU timeline. At 1:49, Happy Hogan seems to tell Peter that he’s “all alone”. Coming from him, a longtime assistant to Tony Stark, might imply that Stark is not around to protect Spidey anymore like in Homecoming.

The appearance of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is refreshing, as he was an integral part of the MCU in its earliest days. And presumably, S.H.I.E.L.D. gives Peter those two suits featured in the trailer. The first is a beautiful homage to his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15:

Notice the red and black on the new suit, plus the underarm webbing. Drawn by Steve Ditko.

At 1:36, the spider on the back of the suit looks awfully like the redesign in Spider-Man PS4:

A spectacular game, by the way!

The second suit is what looks like the Noir suit from the Spider-Man Noir universe. Take a look at 1:51, and take a look at this:

Not played by Nicolas Cage… and without the trench coat.

The last quarter of the trailer focuses on Jake Gyllenhaal’s take as Mysterio. He is being portrayed as a benevolent wizard fighting against the Elementals (the sand, water, wind and fire monsters that bring back memories of Sandman in Spider-Man 3). Mysterio is a trickster in the comics, known for producing mass illusions and causing disasters only for him to step in and play the hero. He has even framed Spider-Man for crimes he never committed. This is a tactic that could very well be used in Far From Home.

The Elementals are a little-known team of extra-dimensional beings that come from 1970’s era Marvel comics. They were never villains specific to Spidey, so it will be interesting to see where the film takes these characters. One plausible theory is that the Elementals are nothing more than Mysterio’s special effects tricks. Others have suggested Hydro Man is the water creature in the trailer, but that seems more like wishful thinking.

So far, this is a welcome surprise and an exciting look at one of the most anticipated movies of the year!

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