It's really hard to take a long break when you have superhero responsibility like Peter Parker
in "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
It's just a little over two months since "Avengers: Endgame" brought the cinematic world to a near standstill.
1) Peter Parker is taking a break from superhero duties
It's one-of-a-kind big-screen event that occurs once in a blue moon - something that MCU fans and even casual moviegoers can't afford to miss. Still, the true closure for MCU's Phase 3 would be this month's "Spider-Man: Far From Home", which will take place five years after the post-"Endgame" or snap or "the blip" as addressed in this sequel.
That being said, here are the 7 things to expect in "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
Well, just as largely promoted in the trailer, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is going on a European vacation with his fellow classmates, which includes his best pal ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya). This is perfectly understandable, particularly after all he has been through following the tumultuous events of "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame". And more specifically, coping with the loss of his mentor and father figure, Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Suffice to say, the kid needs a break to get over it and he deserves it.
2) Peter Parker looking to win the heart of MJ
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya) in a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
Here's the thing about "Spider-Man: Far From Home", the major storyline here is largely about Peter Parker trying to woo MJ over the course of their class trip in Europe. But at the same time, he has to compete with Brad (Remy Hii), who happens to be a popular student who falls for MJ as well.
3) Introducing Mysterio
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio in "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
This would mark the first time that a live-action "Spider-Man" movie features one of Spidey's recognisable foes, Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio. Played by Jake Gyllenhaal, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" would see Spider-Man and Mysterio working as a team to defeat the otherworldly creatures known as the Elementals. As seen in the comics, fans will get to see Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio in the trademark fishbowl-like helmet and costume. His motivation is being kept secret throughout the course of "Spider-Man: Far From Home" marketing campaign. To avoid going to the spoiler territory, let's just say his revelation would be something of a surprise for Marvel fans.
4) Spider-Man will be donning new Spidey suits
Peter Parker donning a new, all-black stealth suit in "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
As expected, you won't be seeing Peter Parker wearing the same traditional Spidey suit in the MCU movies. In both "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame", we have witnessed Peter getting a significant upgrade in the form of a high-tech costume known as the Iron Spider suit specially developed by Tony Stark. In "Spider-Man: Far From Home", fans and audiences get to see Spidey wearing an all-black stealth suit, which would be used to camouflage his appearance during one of the major fight scenes. But that is not all, as Peter will be putting on a new and upgraded red-and-black Spidey suit, which can be seen during the London sequence.
5) Nick Fury and Maria Hill both return to action
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) return to active duties in
"Spider-Man: Far From Home".
Samuel L. Jackson may have been almost invisible in "Avengers: Endgame", given the fact he's only showing up in a wordless cameo towards the end of that epic 3-hour saga. But fans of Nick Fury will get to see more of him in "Spider-Man: Far From Home", where Jackson plays a supporting role that helps put together Spider-Man and Mysterio as a team. Cobie Smulders who plays Nick's fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill is also back on active duty as well.
6) More John Hughes-like teen comedy vibes
Ned (Jacob Batalon) and his new girlfriend Betty (Angourie Rice) in "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
With "Spider-Man: Homecoming" director Jon Watts and two of his fellow screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers returning for the second time, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" will retain pretty much the same teen-comedy tone in the vein of John Hughes style. That means fans of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" can expect lots of comedy moments and teen-related issues.
7) Watch out for the mid-credits scene
A scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home".
Excluding the current re-release version, "Avengers: Endgame" may have been a rarity for not showing any mid-credit or post-credit teasers. But Marvel fans can finally rejoice to see the MCU back in their usual self for showcasing both mid-credits and post-credits scenes in "Spider-Man: Homecoming". That means do stick around even when the end credits start rolling. Interestingly enough, the movie offers a huge surprise that (most) people won't see it coming. Let's just say it occurs during the mid-credits scene -- something that would alter the course of the events and it'll be definitely interesting to see where MCU's Phase 4 would take us from here.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" is currently showing in cinemas nationwide.
Cinema Online, 06 July 2019