Does the new Spider-Man trailer totally spoil Avengers: Endgame?
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We would say "spoiler alert," but it seems as though the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has already taken that choice out of our hands.
On Tuesday, the trailer for the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming was released to huge fanfare — Jake Gyllenhaal is in it! — but it also seems to spell out exactly what's happening in Avengers: Endgame, which is set to drop in cinemas on 26 April.
There has been rampant speculation about what would happen in Endgame, following the disastrous ending of Infinity War in which half of the universe was wiped out.
Of course, everybody knew that some characters were likely to be "resurrected" from Thanos' fatal finger-snap. However, the Far From Home trailer seems to confirm that everybody has been saved.
After all, everyone who was previously part of Peter's life is back on-screen. Tony Stark's old assistant Happy, Aunt May, his girlfriend MJ, his best pal Ned, his high-school nemesis Flash. No sign of Tony Stark though. We wonder what that could mean.
SHIELD agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill are both set to feature in the film — two characters we saw get disintegrated at the end of Infinity War.
Not only that, but Peter is back in school and going on field trips, so it doesn't really seem like Planet Earth is still particularly worried about having half of its population turned to ash.
Similarly, given that the world seems to be carrying on and nobody is living in fear of Thanos coming back, it seems like we can safely assume that The Mad Titan is dead.
On the face of it, it would be a pretty surprising move for Disney and Marvel to release a trailer for Spider-Man that would totally undermine all of the secrecy and spoiler-free marketing surrounding Endgame — the final chapter of their first 10 years of filmmaking.
But sadly, Disney and Marvel aren't in charge of the marketing for the film. Currently, Sony still own the rights to the character of Spider-Man, and while Disney are in charge of making the movie, Sony are in charge of the marketing.
With that in mind, it seems eminently plausible that Sony saw the advantages of badly undercutting their rivals by dropping a trailer that could badly dilute the enthusiasm for Disney's biggest feature of 2019.
As things stand, the only way that Far From Home doesn't confirm that everything that happened in Infinity War has been undone is if it's set before Infinity War — something which Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, seems to have contradicted in previous interviews.
So the chances are that today's trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, set for release on 5 July, have serious implications for Endgame... and how much we're all going to enjoy it.
— Spider-Man: No Way Home (@SpiderManMovie) January 15, 2019
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