Just as promised, the first official trailer for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home has arrived! There’s no doubt that up to this point, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame have captured the stage of 2019, but let’s not forget about the little guy. Far From Home also comes out this summer, and while we have seen very little on the swinging sequel so far, it’s one to look forward to because of how important it is to the overall storytelling of the MCU.
Before I get to anything else, this is a really good first trailer. It’s awesome. It showcases all the footage we’ve been talking about how we’ve wanted to see. Spidey’s new suits, new life with Aunt May knowing he’s the web-slinger, how Nick Fury and Maria Hill are involved, all the villains that have been rumored to this point, and of course, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. It’s an extremely fun piece of footage and one that very much excites me. While I still have Far From Home as the third Marvel movie I’m looking forward to this year, they are all in very close proximity to each other. After his appearances in Civil War, his own movie, and Infinity War, how can you not be excited about another adventure with Tom Holland’s Peter Parker?
There is one big gaping question though, when does this movie take place? There are small hints that this movie does take place after the events of Infinity War, but wouldn’t it feel much different being that Spider-Man had “dusted” along with half of the planet? You would think that there would be a different vibe to it all, that is if it all takes place in real time and these events are truly taking place after the events of Endgame. On the flip side of that, could it actually be set before Infinity War? The argument can definitely be made, but don’t forget how Kevin Feige stated years ago that the Homecoming would be the movie to pick up the pieces and move us into a new age of MCU movies. That statement alone sure makes it seem like it takes place after everything. It’s a very interesting question. One that can be dissected for months before it is released. Hopefully we can an answer either in the next trailer or the movie itself.
Check out the first trailer below! What did you think of the footage? Where do you think it falls in the timeline? How about Gyllenhaal as Mysterio? Make sure to leave any questions or comments you have in the section below! Also starring Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5th.