(Warning: This post and the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you have not seen the movie do not continue reading!)
Today Marvel released the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer on the official day that the spoiler ban for endgame is lifted (via Russo Brothers). I highly recommend reading this article to get a breakdown of the Spider-Man: Far From Home teaser trailer and it includes an interesting theory. This trailer gave me a roller-coaster of emotions to say the least. So let’s go through it.
The impact of Iron Man’s death
The trailer immediately starts off acknowledging how Iron Man’s death has gravely affected Peter Parker’s life. He looks miserable and broken in the first couple images of him.
Quickly, Peter takes up the responsibility and aims to be the new Iron Man. Not literally, it is more of fulfilling what Iron Man knew he could do and Peter aiming to be like his father figure/role model/ mentor. The MCU clearly shows how the whole world mourns the loss of Tony Stark. Once again breaking our hearts.
Relationship between Spider-Man and the police
Cop: “You gonna be the next Iron Man now?”
Spider-Man: “No, I don’t have time. I’m too busy doing your job”
And laughter follows. I enjoy that Spidey has established a good relationship with the police as in many comics this is shown to be hard to establish. Often, Spider-Man tries to help but they consider him a threat too.
A look into Mysterio
Nick Fury introduces Mysterio as Mr. Beck. There have many aliases for Mysterio throughout comic history, this reveals to us that this Mysterio is Quentin Beck. Quentin Beck Mysterio had his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 published in 1964. (Check out the article I linked in the first paragraph for an explanation of Mysterio in this comic). Quentin Beck is also currently in the Symbiote Spider-Man series that just recently started.
With Mysterio, Spider-Man is shown without his mask. Therefore, this suggests a sense of trust. Spider-Man wouldn’t let just anyone know his true identity. Plus, Nick Fury introduces the two. This gives a different view of Mysterio, as he is typically a villain who is often involved with the Sinister Six.
Strangely, Mysterio states “We could use someone like you in this world” suggesting there is no Spider-Man or spider person in his world, at least not yet that is. There could easily be someone that has just not been bitten by the spider yet or underwent their origin story. Perhaps, on his Earth he is the hero.
My theory is that Mysterio will gain trust of both Nick Fury and mostly Peter. After fighting off the elementals and getting what he wants from Peter’s help he will betray him and stab him in the back. Peter is looking for a new father figure, someone else to look up to and that is where Mysterio is going to come in. He sees this weakness and he will take advantage of it. If he does not take a villainous turn, it will be incredibly interesting to see a new good side of Mysterio and all the MCU has in store for Jake Gyllenhaal.
I know all the comic book fans were freaking out and super excited about finally including the fact there is a multiverse in the MCU. At least I was!
The inclusion of the multiverse and all the different Earth’s allows for more heroes, more interesting plots and more movies that are comic book accurate. With Spider-Man alone, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse demonstrated this and personally felt like watching a comic book come to life. Hopefully, this means the MCU is pushing in that direction as well.
I was wondering where the MCU would head after Endgame as it was truly an amazing end of an era. Fury stating “The snap tore a hole in our dimension” and it appears it’s first step is the multiverse.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, MJ did not have a big role and it was slightly disappointing. The MCU’s MJ is much different than the comics and the very recognizable MJ. However, I love the MCU MJ; She is funny and much more relatable. Plus, she is very intuitive and discovered Peter was Spider-Man all on her own. Thankfully, in the trailer it appears MJ’s role in the movie seems to be much greater than in Homecoming.
Pay attention to the details!
There were lots of little things that caught my attention in the trailer. Marvel always loves to include Easter Eggs and references to comics or previous movies.
First, the mural of Iron Man has white painting within the mask outlining Tony Stark’s face. The man behind the mask.
Peter is wearing sunglasses shockingly similar to Tony Stark’s glasses. In fact, they might even be his.
In conclusion, here’s the trailer to watch for yourself for the first time or again to see things you might have missed:
Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out this July and will no doubt be a wonderful collection to the MCU. Comment some of your theories, thoughts or favorite parts of the trailer below!