Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have just released their first look at the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming, titled Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Taking place after the events of April’s Avengers: Endgame — no surprise, considering what happened to Spidey during the world-shattering climax of Avengers: Infinity War — the movie has Tom Holland’s Peter Parker off to Europe on a school trip.
However, the R&R doesn’t last, when Pete’s motor-mouthed pal Ned takes a dart to the neck, put to sleep by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury so that he and the young hero can “finally meet.”
While Parker, his would-be girlfriend M.J., played again by Zendaya, and the rest of their pals continue their trip, however, a villainous being — possibly Hydro-Man — literally throws cold water on their plans. With calamity afoot, Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan warns Parker: “You’re all alone, your friends are in trouble, what do you do?”
Apparently, Spidey isn’t all alone: he seems to be getting some help against the wave-controlling baddie from Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio is a magic-wielding Marvel character who in the comics is normally one of Spidey’s enemies.
Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned, let slip that Mysterio teams up with Parker in this adventure — though a “heel turn” could always occur, like what happened with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo in the post-credit stinger of Doctor Strange.
A co-production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man: Far from Home opens July 5.
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