- “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is the first movie to follow up the massive Marvel hit “Avengers: Endgame.”
- Because this film follows “Endgame,” there are a ton of Easter eggs, hidden meanings, and exciting revelations about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Warning: this video contains spoilers.
- In the second trailer for “Far From Home,” we see a world grappling with the death of Tony Stark’s Iron Man. Peter Parker struggles to move on as Spider-Man without his mentor.
- In the video above, we break down what the trailer could mean for the movie and for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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The following is a transcription of the video:
Narrator: A little more than a week after the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” we are treated to an all-new trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and if you thought it was going to be a quaint little movie, think again. I’m talking about a multiverse.
Here’s everything you might’ve missed in the new “Spider-Man” trailer.
It starts with a spoiler warning from actor Tom Holland. He says if you haven’t seen “Endgame,” then don’t watch the trailer. We’ll say the same.
The trailer starts with Peter Parker talking to Happy Hogan. He says he misses Iron Man. Iron Man, of course, died in “Endgame” when he snapped the custom Infinity Gauntlet, wiping Thanos and his armies from the universe. It seems that the whole world now knows about Iron Man’s sacrifice, as Tony Stark is memorialised in street art throughout the trailer and what appears to be art-class drawings in the background of this shot. Happy tells Peter that Tony sacrificed himself because he knew Spider-Man would be around. This seems likely. In “Endgame,” Tony spots this photo of him and Peter before deciding to take a stab at solving time travel to reverse the Thanos snap.
Then, we cut to Peter Parker fighting some goons in his Iron Spider suit that Tony gave him in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Peter: And this suit is ridiculously intuitive, by the way.
Narrator: After Spider-Man takes care of the goons, a police officer asks him if he’s going to be the next Iron Man. This question seems like an important one. Peter appears reluctant to take on this burden.
Peter: Well, no, I don’t have time. I’m too busy doing your jobs.
Cops: Oh! What?
Narrator: Later in the trailer, he says, “I’m just a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man,” but then, towards the end of the trailer, Peter says…
Peter: The world needs the next Iron Man.
Narrator: And in the last trailer, one of Peter’s classmates says Mysterio is like Iron Man and Thor all rolled into one. Seems like everyone is trying to figure out who can replace Tony Stark. Spider-Man tells the cops he’s going on vacation. We knew from the last trailer that Spider-Man and his classmates were going on a trip to Europe, but turns out “Far From Home” might take Peter a lot further than just across the pond. More on that in a bit.
Speaking of Peter’s classmates, a big question at the end of “Endgame” is, who exactly from Peter’s high school got snapped away for five years after Thanos’ first snap? It seems like the whole class is still in high school five years later, which suggests that they might’ve missed out on those years because Thanos snapped them all away, but statistically, this seems highly unlikely. Hopefully, we’ll get an answer when the movie comes out.
Next, Happy and Peter have a comical conversation. Nick Fury tries to call Peter, but Peter sends him straight to voicemail. Nick and Peter probably would have met at Tony’s funeral at the end of “Endgame.”
Happy: You do not ghost Nick Fury!
Narrator: Notice the Crusher Hogan fight sign in the background of this scene. This is a character in the comics that Spider-Man fights when he wants to test out his brand-new powers. We first see Crusher in the comics in “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15. Nick Fury finally gets in contact with Peter, meeting him in Europe, but we knew that from the last trailer. What we didn’t know is that Fury introduces Spider-Man to Mr. Beck, or Quentin Beck in the comics, also known as Mysterio, and here’s where the magic happens. Fury explains…
Nick: Beck is from Earth, just not ours.
Peter: You’re saying there’s a multiverse?
Narrator: There are an unlimited number of Earths in Marvel, which allows for multiple possibilities. Earth 616 is the main universe from the comics, while the MCU is referred to as Earth 199,999. Our Earth is designated Earth 1218, and superheroes don’t exist on it. A multiverse opens up the possibilities for stories like Peggy Carter being injected with Super Soldier Serum and teams like the Exiles. The Exiles are heroes, all selected from different dimensions, who hop around the multiverse, trying to fix things that may have gone bad on various Earths.
Fury also tells Peter that the snap tore a hole in our dimension, which begs the question, which snap? We’ve seen four Infinity Stone snaps so far. The first was in “Infinity War,” which wiped out half of life. Then in “Endgame,” Thanos snapped again to destroy the stones. After the Avengers retrieve the stones from the past, the Hulk snaps to bring everyone who disappeared back. Then Tony snapped a fourth time to rid the universe of Thanos.
The trailer conveniently gives us a reason why Spider-Man is Fury’s best hope. Apparently, Thor is off-world and Captain Marvel is simply…
Narrator: Oh, hey, it’s Agent Maria Hill. We haven’t seen her since she was snapped away by Thanos in “Infinity War.”
Next up, the dry-humored MJ has figured out that Peter is Spider-Man, which is sure to have a big impact on their relationship. In the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” series, when Mary Jane learned Peter was Spider-Man, things didn’t end well, but that was “Spider-Man 3,” and we do not talk about “Spider-Man 3.”
MJ here isn’t Mary Jane, but her knowing his secret could still spell trouble.
MJ: I mean, it’s kind of obvious.
Narrator: If Mysterio is from another dimension, it makes sense that the group of villains that they appear to be fighting are The Elementals, four extra-dimensional villains who each control different elements: fire, water, earth, and air. But Mysterio in the comics is the master of illusions, and he’s a total bad guy, so it could be possible that everything is an illusion meant to make Mysterio look like the hero in the absence of one of Earth’s greatest heroes, Iron Man.
In the comics, Mysterio frames Spider-Man as a criminal using his powers of illusion. Mysterio then tried to make himself look like a hero by capturing Spidey. We see Peter wearing these glasses, which look an awful lot like the glasses Tony wore. When he takes them off, Peter looks shocked. These glasses could be a filter that allow him to see that there’s no attack at all and it’s all an illusion created by Mysterio.
Peter: Oh, my God.
Narrator: So what’d you think of the trailer? Are you excited for “Far From Home”? Let us know in the comments.
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