Spider-Man: Far From Home – Everything You Need To Know

Spider-Man: Far From Home

by Ben Travis |
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After everything he’s been through – or, shall we say, is currently going through – in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can all agree that our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man could do with a break. Despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker will live to fight another day in Spider-Man: Far From Home – and this time, he’s going off on a European jolly with his school friends. Here’s everything we know about the sequel so far.

When is Spider-Man: Far From Home set?

Avengers: Infinity War

Tom Holland’s second solo outing as the web-slinger comes at a vital point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: it’ll be the first film to arrive after Avengers: Endgame – which, SPOILER WARNING, will presumably see Spider-Man returned from the dust. Here's everything we know about the Infinity War sequel so far. With Far From Home kicking off Phase 4 of the MCU – just as Iron Man 3 did in the wake of The Avengers – it's strongly expected to take place after Endgame.

How is Peter Parker alive after Infinity War?

Avengers: Infinity War

Honestly? We don’t know yet how the MCU will resolve the Avengers: Infinity War cliffhanger. The Far From Home trailer side-steps Spidey’s current status altogether – in fact, the main reason we know this film exists is because it’s a co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, who own the character. All other future Marvel movies remain unofficial, with the studio keeping its power dry so as not to spoil the outcome of Avengers: Endgame. But with this being a Sony film rather than a Disney one, the cat is out of the bag that somehow Spider-Man will eventually be OK. While Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first instalment of the MCU’s Phase 4, one fan theory posits that this is actually set before Infinity War – and that it might end with Peter on the school bus that we find him on when Thanos' minion arrive in New York. We’d be surprised if that was the case, though – we can’t see Marvel starting its next Phase with a film set before the Phase 3 finale.

What’s the plot of Spider-Man: Far From Home?

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Well, assuming that this is indeed set post-Avengers: Endgame, Peter is somehow back and living his regular life. He’s off on a school trip to Europe with Ned, MJ, Flash and fellow classmates, leaving web-slinging behind to see the sights of Venice, London, and Prague. It’s all fun and games, until Nick Fury shows up to hijack his holiday – and when strange elemental attacks start happening across Europe, the fishbowl-headed Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal – more on that below) keeps turning up to thwart them.

Is there a Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer?

There is indeed – watch the teaser here.

And here you’ll find an ‘International’ version of the teaser, which is pretty similar but features a few extra gags.

When is Spider-Man: Far From Home being released?

The Spider-sequel is coming on 5 July 2019 – just over two months after Avengers: Endgame is released.

What does the title mean?

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Just like Homecoming had more than one meaning (referring to the film’s climactic homecoming high school dance and Spider-Man’s long-awaited arrival into the MCU), Kevin Feige has confirmed that the name Far From Home will have additional significance as well. On a literal level, it refers to Peter being on a hard-earned holiday (albeit a school trip). As for any additional meanings? We'll have to wait and see.

Who’s the villain in Spider-Man: Far From Home?

Spider-Man: Far From Home

After facing off against the Vulture in Homecoming, this time Spidey will be up against Mysterio. At least, we think he will – when Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck pops up in the Far From Home trailer, he’s fighting off the elemental attacks, appearing to play a heroic role. But considering Mysterio has long been a major foe of Spider-Man who uses his powers of illusion and special effects mastery to his advantage, we imagine he won’t be putting up the good guy act for the entire film.

Who’s in the cast for Spider-Man: Far From Home?

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Well, Tom Holland, obviously. And Jake Gyllenhaal. Elsewhere, Zendaya is back as MJ, Marisa Tomei will reprise her role as Aunt May, and the brilliant Jacob Batalon returns as Peter’s best mate Ned. Numan Acar has been cast in a role simply known as ‘Dimitri’, sparking rumours that his character could be (or become) villain Chameleon, aka Dmitri Smerdyakov. JB Smoove and Remy Hill have been cast in unknown roles.

Will any other MCU characters show up?

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Yes – if you saw the above trailer, you couldn’t have missed the return of Nick Fury, crashing Peter Parker’s European jaunt. Maria Hill is also back too, for the pair’s first proper return to the MCU since Avengers: Age of Ultron. A de-aged Samuel L. Jackson will also star as a young Nick Fury in Captain Marvel, which is set in the 90s. Want the low-down on that Marvel pic? Here you go.

Who’s directing, and who’s written the script?

Jon Watts
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Homecoming director Jon Watts is back at the helm for Far From Home. The writing duo of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, who were two of the many, many credited writers on the last Spidey, have scripted this one.

Does Spider-Man: Far From Home have any tie to animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Not explicitly, no. Both are officially Sony films – even as part of the MCU, Homecoming and Far From Home come from Sony Pictures, while Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse comes from Sony Pictures Animation. While the animated Lord and Miller-produced Spider-Verse delves into the idea of multiple parallel universes and realities, with nods to the live-action cinema incarnations of Peter Parker, there's no direct link to the MCU continuity.

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