Second ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Trailer to Arrive Soon; Reportedly Features ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers
The second Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is set to arrive in the next few days… And if you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame before it comes out, well, you might want to, because you’re probably going to be spoiled to the events of that movie if you don’t.
Trailer-Track has just received word that the second Far From Home trailer has been rated by the British Board of Film Classification, meaning that it ought to hit in the next few days. Some might wonder why this new trailer wasn’t released in time for Avengers: Endgame, which is demolishing records left and right, and also features Spider-Man prominently towards the end of the film. But there seems to be a a reason as to why Sony chose to wait. From what I’ve heard from a handful of insiders, it sounds like Sony had a good reason to not drop the second trailer ahead of the climactic Avengers movie – it spoils the ending. (This was seemingly done with Marvel’s approval, as Marvel have spoiled some of the shots from the movie’s climax in more recent bits of marketing.)
WARNING! Avengers: Endgame spoilers will follow this point.
The reason that Sony wanted to wait to drop the second trailer until after Avengers: Endgame instead of in front of it reportedly has to do with the trailer’s content. As anyone who has seen Endgame will tell you, Spider-Man played a huge role in the Battle of Earth, helping delivering the Infinity Gauntlet to Iron Man alongside other characters like Hawkeye, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. Iron Man saved the universe from Thanos wiping the slate clean and recreating everything in his image by dusting Thanos and his army, but the physical toll that using the Infinity Gauntlet had on him led to his demise. Peter Parker was there to comfort Tony Stark, but given how much Tony’s mentorship mattered to him, his death weighs heavily upon his mind afterward. So at the beginning of Far From Home, Peter isn’t sure if he wants to jump back into the Spider-Man suit because one of his heroes just died, as the first trailer implied.
In a sense, this makes Spider-Man the perfect point-of-view character to look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future. Without the franchise’s central characters of Iron Man or Captain America (who went to an alternate timeline to live with Peggy Carter, returning home after her death and passing his shield onto Falcon), Marvel are lacking a “face” to their franchise, and Spider-Man can be that for the street-level heroes as the greater story continues to develop. Even though his film rights are still owned by Sony Pictures. The movie will serve as an epilogue to the Infinity Saga and will be a lighter movie that will help usher in the next age of Marvel Studios movies.
Kevin Feige described Spider-Man’s first five appearances across Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home as fulfilling a single character arc, and with the gift of hindsight, it’s clear that this is about the character’s student-teacher relationship with Iron Man. Spidey went from a YouTube celebrity and part-time hero to a full-fledged Avenger over the course of these movies, and now that the Avengers are disbanded, he’s going to have to grow up and prove that he can be a true hero while getting past the loss of someone who believed that he could be greater. New York City needs a hero, and there’s nobody better-suited for the job that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man… Once he gets back from his trip to Europe, that is.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released on July 2, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.