Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Breakdown -- Multiverse, Mysterio And Happy
Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead
It’s just a couple weeks after the release of Avengers: Endgame and we already know how the outcome of that movie affects the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The newest trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is here, and in the wake of the events of Endgame, the world is a different place.
Warning: Spoilers for Endgame, like, big ones. If you haven't seen Endgame, you should stay away, as this breakdown--and the trailer itself--both spoil a significant development from that record-setting movie. Curiously, the trailer's release on the same day that the Russos had deemed it okay to begin sharing spoilers. Despite that, the trailer takes the unusual step of explicitly warning viewers about spoilers, as Spider-Man actor Tom Holland advises you to stay away if you haven't yet seen Endgame.
In the MCU, Peter Parker's mentor was none other than Tony Stark, and because Stark sacrificed himself to save countless lives in the universe, Parker is now without his guiding light. How will that affect him throughout this movie? Well, we're about to find out. This trailer also gives us a fresh look at Mysterio--who we have plenty of theories about. The story this trailer sets up might not be what's really going on.
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1. RIP Tony
There's a good reason this particular trailer comes with a spoiler warning for Avengers: Endgame--it opens up to the fact that Tony Stark did not survive the movie, and the world is now trying to deal with it. We catch glimpses of a few public memorials for Iron Man around New York because Tony's funeral may have been a small family affair, but of course, the entire world is in mourning for one of their Avengers.
2.) The Next Iron Man?
With Tony gone, people--even people outside the superhero bubble--are wondering who is going to step in and fill the void Iron Man left behind. Peter is teased by some NYC cops about becoming the next Iron Man--but that's a responsibility Peter isn't all that interested in taking on right now. He's even willing to ghost Nick Fury if it means not having to deal with being one of the world's remaining big name heroes.
3.) Meet Mr. Beck
Mysterio actually gets some dialogue this time around, and we get to learn more about him and just what his whole deal might be. Fury calls him "Mr. Beck," after his civilian name, Quentin Beck, (not Mysterio--he may not have earned that particular nickname just yet) and explains something extremely interesting about just where he comes from and why he's here, which could have massive implications for the future of the MCU because…
4.) An MCU Multiverse?
We've already seen the multiverse in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and even though that's not part of the MCU, the audience has been introduced to the concept. Apparently, Mysterio is from one of these parallel universes; however, it's tough to believe him when he's been the villain in so many classic comic stories.
Mysterio opening up wormholes to other Earths isn't a new thing by any means, as long as we're talking about stories from comic books. In 2012's Spider-Men, Miles Morales--the Spider-Man of the Ultimate Universe--traveled to the main Marvel universe (616) after a battle with his world's Mysterio.
But considering Mysterio is a bad guy--and an actor known for creating elaborate, staged illusions--in the comics, it's really hard to decipher whether his story is actually true. What if he isn't from another dimension and he's just causing a ruckus for some other purpose?
5.) Off World and Unavailable
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with extraordinary superheroes with exceptional abilities, but none of them are available. Thor, who we saw at the end of Endgame, has left Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Captain Marvel is, in Hill's words, "unavailable," though we don't have any real indication as to what that means or why that is. Also to note, this marks the first time anyone in the MCU has actually referred to Carol as "Captain Marvel."
None of the other active, adult Avengers--Ant-Man, Wasp, Hawkeye, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, et cetera--come up in the brief conversation, but we can only assume they're also indisposed for whatever reason.
6.) MJ Knows
The previous movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, did the smart thing and skipped the origin story of everyone's favourite web-slinger, something that pretty much everyone is intimately familiar with. Homecoming is following its lead and skipping to the end of will-MJ-find-out-Peter-is-Spidey arc: she knows.
Not only does this cast aside a well-worn Spider-Man narrative trope, but it also works well with the newer version of MJ we've come to know. She's headstrong, witty, and--most importantly--smart. "It's kind of obvious," she says in the trailer, and you know what? It totally is. Peter, MJ, and the gang head off on a European vacay, trouble kicks off, and suddenly Spider-Man appears--only an idiot would fail to make the connection. Good on you, MJ.
7.) Costume changes?
Peter runs through three different costumes in the trailer, starting with his Infinity War suit, then we see a brief glimpse of what might be his first Stark-made costume from Civil War and Homecoming, and finally rounding things out is the all black "stealth" suit. In between all the different Spidey looks, we also see a very brief glimpse of Peter playing with a holographic "bracer" while Happy watches--maybe Tony has left a bit of a cache for Peter to find?
8.) Lots of Happy
With Tony Stark gone, Peter Parker is in desperate need of guidance. Tony was his mentor and served as his guide as the young hero takes on his role of becoming a protector of the innocent. After the sad end of Endgame, that role is now open. Except, it looks like Happy Hogan will step in to help Peter along. This makes perfect sense because Happy--while ostensibly just Tony Stark's driver--also served as an anchor for Iron Man, being there for him in his toughest moments. Happy seems to be embodying that role for multiple people, having also pledged to take care of Tony's daughter at the conclusion of Endgame.
In the trailer, we see Happy talking to Peter, giving him the confidence to keep on fighting by reminding him that Tony probably wouldn't have done what he did in Endgame if he wasn't confident that Peter could pick up the torch for him. It's a touching moment that not only reminds us of the sacrifice Tony made, but also what Peter now represents. Of course, just as with Tony, Happy is liable to get caught up in the action too, and we see him trying to help out Peter's friends when things start blowing up.
Far From Home is sure to have lots of Happy, not only as someone for Peter to lean on, but also as a counter-balance to Nick Fury's more stern presence. Plus, he's great at levity, and given that events look quite dire in the movie, there's sure to be a need for humor.
9.) Friendly universe hopping Spider-Man?
If you look closely at the background during a brief glimpse of Peter and Mysterio sharing a drink at a bar (Quentin has a beer, Peter has a glass of juice) you might notice something a little odd. The bar's patron's appear to be either not entirely human, or wearing some pretty weird costumes themselves. Is Quentin capable of traveling the multiverse on his own, and did he just so happen to bring Peter with him? Or is it just some sort of weird masquerade festival? And either way, why is Peter okay being out in public in costume but unmasked?
Just how much of Far From Home is occurring on our Earth versus Quentin's? Is the title literal? Is it all an illusion?