So, a second trailer for the new Spider-Man movie just dropped. If you don’t know already, in 2017, Marvel Studios released a new film titled Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was a reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise; and in the eyes of many, it was the best iteration yet. Tom Holland, who played Spider-Man, was perfect for the role. He brought out a lot of childlike innocence, perhaps because he was only 19 when he was cast as Spider-Man. This movie was a very different kind of MCU movie. It showed the perspectives of normal kids living in a place where superheroes exist. Needless to say, the movie was a success, so a sequel was bound to come eventually. Personally, I didn’t expect a sequel this early; but in 2019, Sony and Marvel revealed Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie looked very fun, but until Avengers: Endgame came out we didn’t know the reason for the movie, in a story context, that is. What part of Peter Parker’s story was left to tell? After seeing Endgame though, I watched the trailer for Far From Home, and I realized the purpose of the movie. It wasn’t just an unnecessary sequel just to make money.
OK, I’m going to talk about spoilers now, so if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, don’t read what follows.
At the end of Endgame, Tony Stark (Iron Man), sacrifices himself to save the universe. It was sad though, because Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is basically Tony’s son. Peter’s parents died when he was little, so Tony was kind of a father figure for him. Far From Home appears to be a story about the world being devastated over the loss of Tony Stark and Peter coming to terms with his death. Then, when Peter takes a trip to Europe with his friends, Nick Fury (the Director of the agency S.H.I.E.L.D) comes to him for help, and Peter realizes that he needs to become the world’s next Iron Man.
Based on the trailer, this movie looks great. But personally, I am trying not to get too excited for it just in case it is disappointing. I was very excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp, and they ended up disappointing me. Those movies felt like filler movies, but Far From Home looks a lot more interesting. We will just have to wait and see. It could be a great end to phase 4 of the MCU, or it could be a flop. This movie is introducing a great villain, Mysterio, and it looks hilarious, so I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt.