Fans have been waiting to see what Marvel pulls out of the hat to have everyone cope with the characters lost in Avengers: Infinity War. The trailer for Avengers: Endgame left everyone with the nervous black hole at the bottom of their stomach and a need to see more and piece together how our beloved heroes would get back home while defeating Earth’s biggest threat, Thanos, on the way. I was shocked, to say the least, that the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer had been released and that it had no complications whatsoever to the destruction of Earth and its inhabitants following Infinity War.
It was a step out of the dark and concentrated reality us marvel fans have set ourselves and out characters to live through, and remember that these are superhero movies that we are watching. Redemption is the stark (see what I did there) contrast to despair, and after the tone of the past two movies set in the Avengers franchise I believe that they deserve a little redemption.
What better way to do that then by showing our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man as he’s grown up into the proud protector of New York, and being a normal kid. Traveling to Europe with friends, dealing with his first romantic interest MJ and being uncomfortable with the flirty
conversations between his benefactors assistant and his aunt who both know about his secret superhero identity. Completely normal.
It warmed my heart to see the little quirks of Peter Parker growing up, and it was soon replaced with excitement as Nick Fury appears (as
he usually does) and shoots Ned in the neck as soon as possible.
….or are they all just Mysterio illusions? pic.twitter.com/XatIOCqWn4
— Have We Heard Anything About The Avengers Project? (@AvengersSE) January 15, 2019
Some interesting numbers in the #SpiderManFarFromHome trailer! (@eeisenberg gets credit for spotting the tiny 463 on the Sandman one) pic.twitter.com/XexGan7jNZ
— Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) January 15, 2019
The mix of wholesome first feelings and the essence of danger is becoming a signature for the new Spider-Man movies, and Far From Home is setting the bar even higher than before. Mixed with Parker’s complete opposite, Nick Fury is going to bring trouble and compromise
to Spider-Man’s MO of always doing the right thing. The fuzzy silhouette of what could possibly be Marvel’s new villain Hydro-Man has also caught more attention than that of Spider-Man and Nick Fury.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio leaves a lasting impression on the audience full of swagger and bad-assery taking on the giant opposing force without ,it seems, any help from our main character.
As I rewatch the trailer over and over, getting hyped each and every time I do, there are bits and pieces seen that intrigue me further and that I look forward to seeing in the theaters opening night. Floating around in my mind is the importance of the black cloud storm hovering over the London Bridge, how Nick Fury’s sometimes abrasive personality and methods change Peter’s outlook on the Avengers and superhero work as a whole – and how much of a crush I’m going to have on Jake Gyllenhaal’s scruffy beard.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5th.