Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer hits the web

Aubrey Stellman, Online Reporter


The spoiler ban is technically long-expired, but the following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and previous Marvel films. If you have yet to see the recent movies, it is recommended that you stop reading now.

After Marvel fans’ long wait to find out the uncertain fate of Spider-Man after his demise in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, the answer is finally in sight. With the conclusion of the spoiler ban on Avengers: Endgame on May 6, the trailer for the long-awaited Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was released by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

When compared with the movie’s first trailer, which came out back in January of this year, it was full of surprises.

The trailer is the first glimpse at the post-Endgame world. Tom Holland, the actor of Peter Parker, first warns of the spoilers to come in the trailer, since it heavily centers on Tony Stark’s tragic death at the end of Avengers: Endgame. This is perhaps the least surprising plot point of the trailer; in previous movies, he acted as a mentor and father figure to Parker. He was seen heartbroken and distraught in the three-minute trailer, and audiences will surely be wondering how he will move on.

The dark nature of the new preview greatly contrasts January’s teaser trailer, where it had seemed that Far From Home would be a lighthearted movie about a school trip to Europe gone wrong. It appears that the movie will be less of a comedy than audiences had originally thought and more of a character growth opportunity for Holland’s Peter Parker. It is evident that Spider-Man will have to step up to fill the void left by Iron Man’s absence, and that Nick Fury, the fan-favorite man in charge played by Samuel L. Jackson, has big plans for him.

The trailer displays Spider-Man’s need to quickly come to terms with his role as a hero and an Avenger. He is unable to escape his superhero status even on vacation; we saw the trailer throw him headfirst into major conflicts created by Thanos’s snap in Infinity War, involving several new characters to the MCU, both hero and villain, and a possible multiverse.

How the movie will play out and what effects it will have on the behemoth Marvel film series is still a big mystery, but however it goes, it is certain that it will phenomenally change Parker’s character arc, as well as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The exciting addition to the collection of films is highly anticipated after its second trailer, drawing attention from the die-hard Marvel fans and the more casual theatergoers alike.

Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters in the U.S. on July 2.