Spider-Man: Far From Home is going in a different direction to what fans think 3 years ago

Spider-Man: Far From Home is going in a different direction to what fans think

Spidey is getting a makeover, too.

Right, then. Let's address the dust-covered elephant in the room before we go any further.


Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War aka a film you've almost certainly definitely seen by now to follow...

At time of writing, Peter Parker alias Spider-Man is dead. Or at least vanished to some kind of evaporated limbo.

Parker was one of the many people who were wiped out with the click of a finger when Thanos' masterplan was realised at the end of Infinity War, and it was his exit that hurt the most.

While most of our heroes didn't get much of a chance to comprehend what was happening to them, young Spider-Man did as he teared up and pleaded for his life in Tony Stark's arms.


As these things go, it really was quite intense. For a family film, no less!

In fact, it was so painful that we might as well relive it again right now:


Clip via We Got This Covered


Anyway, we know that Avengers 4 - now subtitled Endgame - is coming. The trailer dropped on Friday afternoon, finding our remaining warriors in a state of disarray.

But back to that elephant. If Spidey is indeed dead and gone, how are we getting a follow-up film to Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Because we are, okay? Just accept it. I haven't seen the script for Endgame, but Thanos surely can't have actually killed all of those people, can he?

It'll be magically undone somehow and we'll all live happily ever after, save for maybe one or three big names who will actually bite it for real. Balance, and all that.


Spider-Man: Far From Home is set for a July release, and we know that Jake Gyllenhaal is onboard in the form of the theatrical Mysterio.

And now, thanks to the reveal of the first trailer - screened exclusively for those in attendance at Sony's panel at Brazil Comic Con in São Paulo on Saturday - it appears that Mysterio isn't a villain, after all.

IGN reports that the new footage sees Spidey going on holidays to Italy alongside his friends, leaving his suit behind as one man struggles to take it easy.

Some flirting goes down between he and MJ before Nick Fury shows up, with some new apparel in tow, including...


A nifty stealth suit number for him to skulk about in.

By trailer's end, Mysterio - wearing familiar armour but no fishbowl headgear - shows up and assists Spider-Man in an explosive fight against new enemy Hydro-Man.

So, for now at least, it appears that Jake Gyllenhaal's wish to play the good guy in a Spider-Man film is finally being realised.

Then again, Mysterio's whole thing is flashy misdirection so it could be clever marketing and he is, in fact, the big bad.

No word on when the trailer will surface online but these things generally don't take too long, do they?