Spider-Man: Far From Home: Everything We Know About The 2019 Marvel Movie
By Meg Downey on
Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame aren't the only major MCU releases slated for 2019--we've also got more Spider-Man well on the way with the sequel to Homecoming, Far From Home, swinging into theaters next July.
Details on the movie are still pretty scarce, though last weekend's ComicCon Experience in Brazil offered fans some details care of a panel with stars Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal--so we do have some info to work with as we patiently wait for our first teasers, trailers, and posters.
We've rounded up a list of everything we know about Spider-Man: Far From Home, including the returning cast, scheduled release, and mysterious plot details that have managed to make it out into the wild. If you want to learn more about 2019 movies that we're excited to see, check out our everything we know galleries about Godzilla: King of Monsters, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Wonder Woman 84, Star Wars: Episode IX, Toy Story 4, and Game of Thrones Season 8.
It's coming out next year
Maybe one of the only parts of Far From Home not completely shrouded in mystery and speculation is its release date: July 5, 2019.
Virtually everyone is coming back
If you're a fan of Spider-Man: Homecoming, rest easy--virtually everyone you know and love from the MCU's first official Spidey film is on their way back for the sequel. Here's who we know will be around:
- Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker
- Zendaya is back as Michelle "MJ" Jones
- Jacob Batalon is Ned Leeds
- Marisa Tomei is Aunt May Parker
- Jake Gyllenhaal is joining the cast as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio
- Samuel L Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury
- Cobie Smulders is Maria Hill
- Jon Favreau is Happy Hogan
- Tony Revolori is Eugene "Flash" Thompson
So, Peter is okay?
Obviously, it's pretty much impossible for Tom Holland to film another Spider-Man movie after the events of Infinity War without becoming a sort of walking spoiler. Yes, something happens during Endgame to make sure Peter Parker is alive and kicking--we just don't know what that something is yet, or what, if any, caveats are attached to the resurrection process. We know for certain, thanks to on set photos, that Tom Holland is suiting up, so feel free to put your "it's not actually Peter behind the mask this time" theories to bed, but we don't know anything else.
With a comic book history full of magic and clones and rebooted timelines, we'd have to say that really anything is possible for Spider-Man at this point, and it's best not to take anything for granted.
Robert Downey Jr. isn't confirmed
We may have been able to glean Peter's fate from the announcements and images we've had to work with, but Tony Stark is another story. So far, there has been no confirmation of Robert Downey Jr.'s involvement in the film, despite Tony and Peter's very close almost paternal connection in both Homecoming and Infinity War. We're not saying to start panicking but, well, maybe start at least being a little bit concerned.
Mysterio is the villain, maybe
Jake Gyllenhaal has officially confirmed he will be joining the cast as classic Spider-Man villain, Mysterio, but plot details have surfaced that may indicate a shift in the character's alignment. According to Tom Holland at ComicCon Experience in Brazil, Mysterio and Spider-Man will be teaming up--at least initially--to a deeper cut piece of Marvel lore, the Elementals.
Though, it's worth noting that because Mysterio's abilities revolve around mind control, hypnosis, and illusion, it's probably best not to take anything about this at face value.
Wait, the Elementals?
Apparently, Far From Home will be introducing the Elementals to the MCU--four immortal beings with elemental powers who ruled the Earth back before ancient kingdoms like Atlantis rose to power. Their names are, traditionally, Hydron, Hellfire, Magnum and Zephyr, and they were predominantly used back in the early '70s going up against the likes of heroes like Carol Danvers. What this could mean for not only Peter but for the MCU at large is a huge mystery--and one we probably shouldn't take lightly. But, again, knowing a master of illusion like Mysterio is in the mix certainly complicates the speculation game a bit.
Peter's (probably) getting a new suit
Fans at ComicCon Experience in Brazil were treated to images of a "stealth suit," an all black, more tactical incarnation of the traditional Spider-Man costume that feels a little more akin to something out of Spider-Man Noir's closet than our typical Peter. The actual purpose of this costume is totally unknown--in fact, we don't actually know if this is the finished look, or a pre-digital enhancement version of the outfit, so there's no shortage of questions to be asked. What happened to Peter's Infinity War costume? What necessitated the change? Is that even Peter behind the mask?
We also know that another new suit--one with a white Spider-icon--has been spotted on set, so cosplayers rejoice, your options are multiplying.
Fury and Hill are swinging in
Both Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders are reprising their roles as SHIELD agents Fury and Hill, which means they two have definitively survived their post-Infinity War dusting. However, we don't know exactly what business they might have with Peter, or what role they're going to play in the events of the movie. Though, it seems likely that if the Elementals really are in the mix, it's probably a bit more than a high school student can take care of on his own, so if we had to guess, they're probably working things out on that front.
The "Far From Home" title is literal
More than just a cute pun on the first movie's "Homecoming" name, Far From Home is taking Peter Parker pretty far out of Queens and landing him in Europe. Obviously, it's harder to get further from home than an alien planet like Titan, but we'll let that slide this time. Why Peter has left the country remains a mystery, but speculation has lead fans to believe it'll be a school trip. On set photos make it seem like MJ has tagged along so, as of right now, that seems pretty likely.
Jon Watts is returning to direct
Homecoming director Jon Watts has not given up the Spider-mantle just yet. He's already wrapped filming for Far From Home along with two of Homecoming's screenwriters, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. So while the landscape of the MCU might be changing drastically in the post-Thanos world, at least we have that to rely on. Expect a suitably John Hughes-flavored follow up.