Many fans, including myself, have wondered why with Avengers: Endgame coming out before, Sony would release a trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. I mean, we all know it’s money related, but still. It kind of takes away from the stakes of Endgame when we know that Peter Parker will just return after his fate in Infinity War. This has been a key criticism of that movie (one of very few), in that the characters who died after the snap are just returning, and we know because most of them already have sequels announced.
Well, according to a new report from Vanity Fair, Marvel hasn’t exactly agreed with the direction of Far From Home:
After the initial custody dispute over Spider-Man, Pascal and Feige’s working relationship has reportedly been convivial; in fact, Feige gave her thorough, friendly notes and feedback on her earlier Spider-Man films long before Marvel was legally on the hook to do so. And their joint deal has certainly been financially lucrative for both companies. But the union hasn’t come without its sticky complications: Sony’s insistence that Holland’s second stand-alone film, Far from Home, be released in 2019 threw a wrench in Marvel’s preferred degree of secrecy around Avengers: Endgame, for instance.
It’s not exactly a surprise, but at the end of the day, Sony wants to make as much money as they can, and if they were to wait until after Endgame came out to release a trailer or marketing related stuff, that probably wouldn’t make much sense. While the partnership seems to be working well for now, it’s fair to wonder if Marvel Studios will eventually get tired of this kind of stuff.
It should also be pointed out that Spider-Man: Far From Home is not a prequel – like some have said.
Here’s hoping they’ll continue the partnership for the foreseeable future, as Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man has been great.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April, while Spider-Man: Far From Home will be here on July 5th, 2019 – with a trailer expected soon.
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