Your favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back and is taking a summer vacation to London and Venice. Spider-Man: Far from Home is the sequel film to its 2017 predecessor: Spider-Man Homecoming.
Returning to the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker is Tom Holland. Holland’s performance portraying Spider-Man is nearly perfect combing the best of each side from Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s prior versions of Spider-Man (Spider-Men?). Maguire played a more convincing nerdy Peter Parker, while Garfield’s strength was a better Spider-Man hero. Combining those attributes, Holland achieves a great balance of mild-mannered Peter Parker and action-hero Spider-Man.
In Far from Home, Peter Parker is heart-broken over the tragic death of mentor Tony Stark at the end of Avengers: Endgame. As we know from prior movies, Stark acted as a father figure to young Parker. Something we might speculate about after watching the latest Spidey trailer is Parker’s line, "the world needs the next Iron Man." Some might think Parker will carry the Iron Man torch, but I think Parker’s line wasn’t to be taken literally.
There are many thoughts and theories swinging (and web-slinging) through our minds regarding the latest trailer from Spider-Man: Far from Home including much talk of the crazy spider-verse (which is an alternate timeline composed of different web-slinging heroes). But we do in fact know that this movie picks up where the infamous Avengers: Endgame leaves off (be sure you watch Endgame before seeing Far from Home).
With a new superhero film comes a new, exciting super villain. Many fans (including myself) are excited to see the infamous Mysterio (Mr. Beck as they refer to him in the trailer) played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio’s superpower is being a master hypnotists and magician. He uses his abilities to create large illusions that could deceive his enemies. This creates endless possibilities within this Spider-Man movie.
Some say Mysterio is controlling those elemental monsters that he is battling in the trailer in order to appear as the good guy . . . only to reveal his evil intentions later . . .
As Dr. Fury introduces Spider-Man to Mysterio in the trailer, Fury states that "Beck is from Earth. Just not ours," implying he is from a parallel universe. I suspect Mysterio is just lying to get closer to Fury and Spider-Man.
My personal theory is Mysterio will create an illusion of the deceased Tony Stark. This nefarious move would toy with Parker's emotions and might throw him off his game.
Spider-Man is the summer’s must-see film; it’s the season’s highest anticipated movie and is the last film in Phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spidey hits the screen July 2.