Alright, reading this article and the Spider-Man trailer has a prerequisite.
Watch Avengers: Endgame.
Go watch it. We’ll wait.
Alright, now that you’ve watched Endgame, here’s the reason why Endgame directors lifted the “spoilers ban” today; it’s to make way for this trailer:
Tom Holland is also kind enough to give you spoiler warnings.
Hold on a minute.
Tom Holland warning people about spoilers? The guy is known for spoiling so much stuff he is not even allowed to look at the script? The same guy who punched the air for 15 minutes not even knowing who he is fighting when filming for Infinity War because the directors couldn’t trust him with spoilers?
Is this an alternate universe? Is there a multiverse?
The Appearance of Quentin Beck
Yes. Yes, there is a multiverse.
At least, that’s what the trailer is showing with the appearance of a Quentin Beck who is from a different Earth. For movie-onlys, do not Google the name if you don’t want additional spoilers.
It’s not like this is the first time multiverse is mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe though. In Ant-man and the Wasp, Ghost was phasing through multiple realities, as explained by Bill Foster. The Ancient One from Doctor Strange also mentioned it and put it up as an argument against taking the infinity stone away.
Growing up of Spider-Man
And like how Tom Holland grew up from giving spoilers, it can be expected that Far From Home is about Spider-Man accepting the death of Iron Man in Endgame.
The trailer started with Peter Parker saying “Everywhere I go, I see his face. I just really miss him,” referring to Tony Stark.
It would seem like Peter isn’t confident in his abilities, seemingly dodging responsibilities and Nick Fury in particular, who is approaching him for a job.
Spider-Man the next Iron Man?
And more than that, it seems to imply Spider-Man being Iron Man’s successor.
At the start of the trailer, a cop even asked: “You’re going to be the next Iron Man now?”.
Further into the trailer, when Spider-Man says “The world needs the next Iron Man”, the scene cuts to Nick Fury asking “Are you going to step up or not?”.
The black outfit? That’s the stealth suit for Spider-Man.
The Real End of MCU Phase 3
In case you don’t know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is divided into phases. Here’s a breakdown of the different phases:
Phase 1 (2008 to 2012):
- Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
Phase 2 (2013 to 2015)
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: The Dark World
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
Phase 3 (2016 to 2019)
- Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Captain Marvel
- Avengers: Endgame
- Spider-Man: Far From Home
The End of Phase 3
Far From Home will mark the end of Phase 3 and probably tie up the aftermath of Endgame proper.
And just in case you are one of those who doesn’t watch any movies at all because you learnt everything there is to know from spoilers.
Let me tell you, that doesn’t make sense. Movies are more than just plot points. Otherwise, directors would just post everything on Twitter without bothering with making movies.
So you can’t say that by watching Spider-Man: Far From Home, you essentially watched two movies.
While this particular also seems to spoil the entire movie, I’m willing to bet that it will turn out to be quite a different narrative.
There are a lot more scenes I haven’t mentioned in this article, and probably lots of red herrings in there mixed in from trailer editing.
The movie comes out 2 July 2019.
It would be hilarious if the Sony rights to Spider-Man somehow means that Spider-Man needs to die this film though.
But hey, once upon a time, Tom Holland shocked the world when he said he signed a three-film deal…when that was supposed to be a secret.
Fresh grads, you don’t need any experience to earn up to $4,200 with this “secret”:
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